A Pennsylvania lawmaker claims the Yuengling brewery has been banned from donating free beer to the inaugural ball of Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf (D).
State Rep. Mike Vereb (R) said during a radio interview Thursday that he thought Wolf’s transition team was punishing Yuengling because the company’s president, Richard L. Yuengling, has supported so-called right-to-work laws in Pennsylvania, which would make it more difficult for labor unions to organize.
Back in the dark days before you could count on finding decent craft beers everywhere – and those were indeed dark days – in my neck of the woods there was always Yuengling. You could drink it. Wasn’t the best stuff, was far from being the worst, I’d still drink it today happily enough if you gave me one. Dissing it simply because the labor unions will get in a snit – sorry, the labor union leadership (the rank-and-file will drink Yuengling just fine, thanks) – is an inauspicious way to start a gubernatorial career.
Ach, well, not my problem.
PS: Ever notice that the people who politicize everything in their lives tend to have very shitty ones? It’s a goram beer, people. It’s not tainted by the political views of its makers…