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.
WELL THIS WAS POTENTIALLY ALARMING:
The fire that caused an estimated $1 million damage to the Yuengling Brewery on Saturday night wasn’t as bad as it looked and will have no effect on the brewing operations or distribution, the plant manager said Sunday morning.
“The fire looked a lot worse than it really was,” said Jim Helmke, speaking from the scene.
Yuengling is my emergency beer. It’s the beer I drink when I’m at dinner and the menu is not allowing me to be a beer snob. That it might have been at risk… :shudder:
— BigGator5 (@BigGator5) October 28, 2013