0.8 min readBy Published On: March 4th, 2014Categories: News8 Comments on So Sam Adams pulled out as sponsor of the St. Patrick’s Day

Here is a statement that was release this morning by the Boston Beer Company and posted on Mass Equality’s website:

“We have been participating in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade for nearly a decade and have also supported the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast year after year. We’ve done so because of the rich history of the event and to support veterans who have done so much for this country.

We were hopeful that both sides of this issue would be able to come to an agreement that would allow everyone, regardless of orientation, to participate in the parade. But given the current status of the negotiations, we realize this may not be possible.
We share these sentiments with Mayor Walsh, Congressman Lynch and others and therefore we will not participate in this year’s parade. We will continue to support Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and her St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. We wish her all the best in her historic stewardship of this tradition.”



  1. Anonymous March 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm
    Hope the Veterans pass the hat at the parade on Sunday. I will GLADLY contribute, as well many people in this neighborhood.
  2. Joseph March 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    It’s too bad that Sam Adams takes the side of liars and frauds – Mass Equality, but with or without the fading beer company, the parade will go on and be just fine.

  3. Kevin Conroy March 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Spineless.  They should rename the beer Benedict Arnold Boston Lager.

  4. Anonymous March 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I wasn’t even aware they were in it. Bowing to a bunch of bullies. Good riddance. Last Sam Adams I’ll ever drink. I’ll enjoy the parade with my gay and straight friends who don’t feel the need to announce to the world what they do in the bedroom.

  5. SBY March 14, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Bigotry has no place in 2014.

    I will make sure to pick up a 12 pack of Sam this Sunday and have a toast to Linda.

    – A South Boston resident.

  6. Sean March 14, 2014 at 7:19 pm
    But I just bought a case of Sam’s!! Good for them.
  7. Dan March 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

    People need to remember WW2 Veterans saved The whole God Damned World. Has anyone ever felt the need to take there 4 yr old niece to The gay pride parade. Well try explaining to a child….Dykes on bikes…simulated sex acts, condoms thrown at the crowd. people in underwear. rolling beds ….with actions like these no wonder why AIDS still kills gay guys at a high rate.


  8. Joseph March 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    So the Cornerstone just gave Sam Adams the boot.  Good for the Cornerstone and congratulations to the Flaherty.Family.  My family and I will be dining there often from now on; especially since they no longer serve Sam Adams

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