Sam Adams pulls out of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade

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March 14, 2014, 9:42 am
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(NECN) - According to a statement from the Boston Beer Company, Sam Adams will not be participating in South Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade."

The press release says,

- "We have participated in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade and St. Patrick’s Day breakfast because of the rich history of the events, and to support veterans who have done so much for our country.

We were hopeful an agreement could be reached to allow everyone, regardless of orientation, to participate in this parade.  However, given the current status of the negotiations, this may not be possible.

We stand with Mayor Walsh, Congressman Lynch, and other community leaders in our decision not to participate in this year’s parade, but will continue our strong support of the Boston community as well as Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and her St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. We wish her all the best in her historic stewardship of this tradition."

Club Café Boston originally yanked Sam Adams from their menu, as Sam Adams was previously a sponsor of the parade.

Frank Ribaudo of Club Café Boston said, “They have acted responsibly. I don’t think it’s right for any group to be discriminated against by any other group and I say kudos to Boston Beer Company for coming to the realization that their  sponsorship of the parade was the wrong thing to do.”

Club Café Boston will start selling Sam Adams beer again.

Tags: Boston, Parade, Boston Beer Company, St Patricks day, Sam Adams
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