Partisan Politics Is Even Infecting The Craft Beer Industry
Partisan politics is even infecting the craft beer industry
Beer companies and industry organizations are pouring a whole lot of money into lobbying, but boycotting them won’t help if their donations and offending issues don’t align.
Earlier in March, my weekend was interrupted on two occasions by friends demanding to know why Constellation Brands Inc. STZ, -0.76% was donating to Wisconsin Republican and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. A Chicago-based group had launched #Dontdrinkballast on social media in an attempt to boycott Constellation Brands’ Ballast Point beers — which the company purchased for $1 billion in 2015 — after Constellation Brands’ political action committee (PAC) “donated hundreds of thousands of …