Boston Beer Company Statement on its sponsorship of the non LGBT-inclusive St Patrick’s Day Parade $SAM @SamuelAdamsBeer
From The Boston Beer Co:
As a local business, supporting our Boston community is very important to us. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is just one of the hundreds of events and organizations we support in and around Boston. We provide charitable donations to organizations in South Boston and around the city that address critical needs including supporting the arts, the environment, building communities, veterans initiatives, youth leadership development and addressing educational disparities, just to name a few. We also provide support for a number of organizations whose primary focus is supporting civil rights, the LGBT community, marriage equality, and the Boston Pride Parade.
We have deep roots in Boston and will continue to support local charities here and across the commonwealth, especially those charities that our employees and drinkers find meaningful and impactful. That being said, our namesake, Samuel Adams, was a staunch defender of free speech and we support that ideal, so we take feedback very seriously. The majority of our commitments are year-to-year, and we will continue to evaluate each organization and event before making additional contributions.