In direct response to Sam Adams pulling sponsorship from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, lifelong Southie resident and bar owner Tom Flaherty, 70, will not be serving Sam Adams at The Cornerstone on West Broadway.
On Friday, the Boston Beer Company released a statement reading, “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.”
Sam Adams pulled its sponsorship after a compromise could not be made between the parade organizers – the Allied War Veterans and Mass Equality – the LGBTQ rights advocacy group to allow members of the gay community to march openly.
According to Fox 25 news, Flaherty said, “They can take their float out and they can take their Sam Adams out of my place.”
Word to the wise, if you’re in the Cornerstone this weekend – just stick to ordering Bud Light.