CHECK OUT THESE ANTI-TRUMP BEERSWritten by Oluwatimilehin MakindePosted on 01 18, 2017
Even for us Nigerians, the recent American presidential cycle was so dramatic and probably disastrous that it got us reaching for the alcohol. For all of us, whether anti-Trump or anti-Hillary, there was some sort of headache-inducing insanity to the campaign trail that only a good drink could heal.
Apparently realising this, breweries in the United States rose to the occasion and now there are anti-Trump beers being distributed in the United States. This means that even now that president-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated soon, those of us who want to use our beer to make a statement, there are three available in the market. In case you were wondering, yes, the liquids may be a slightly more than normal orange. If the Trump piñatas tickled your fancy, these anti-Trump beers are sure to cool your xenophobic nerves. Then who knows, you could probably build a wall with the bottles.
So, let’s get on with taking a look at the each anti-Trump beer.
Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Drumpf, IPA
Philadelphia-based brewery Dock Street is said to be working on an entire series of these. The first of these is this “Short-Fingered Stout”. You’d recall that according to the HBO Show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, “Drumpf” is the president-elect’s more accurate last name. The show claims to have researched the origins of his last name. The most awesome thing about this beer is the message about voting and as expected, it keeps selling out.
Dock Street Brewery’s statement regarding the production of the anti-Trump beer said beer has always been an essential ingredient in the “recipe for revolutionary ideas.” Due to that, the Short Fingered Stout series is their way of declaring their disdain for Donald Trump
Chinga Tu Pelo, Ale
Chinga Tu Pelo, for non-Spanish speakers, means “Fuck Your Hair”. This American Blonde Ale style beer was previously sold in Trump Tower and called Trump Golden Ale but Andres Araya, owner of 5 Rabbit Cerveceria pulled his Trump business and rebranded the beer. Chinga Tu Pelo is now aimed at criticising Trump’s anti-Hispanic stance.
Chinga Tu Pelo came to exist soon after Trump made those comments in his speeches characterizing some illegal Hispanic immigrants as criminals and lawbreakers. 5 Rabbit is a Latin-American themed brewery and it was those comments that forced Araya to sever ties with Trump Tower.
Dumb Donald, Double IPA
Dumb Donald comes from a brewery called Spiteful Brewing, so we’re a bit disappointed where the lack of spite in the name choice is concerned. But hey at least it’s straight-forward, so the anti-Trump camp will warm up to it quickly. Berghoff Beer has reported that Dumb Donald is “selflessly brewed to help drinkers transport themselves from a world with Donald Trump to a peaceful and Trump-free faraway island.” According to the website, It’s hoppy, strong and features a key lime flavour.
Satisfying curiosity, Spiteful Brewing explained that “Dumb Donald is well, dumb. So dumb in fact, we named a beer after him. It’s like he got caught in pause halfway through evolution. His brain still functions, at a minimal level with a vocabulary of a second grade student. You might even start to feel sorry for this man-child. Resist that urge, pop open this Key Lime IPA and pretend you’re on a faraway island where people like Trump don’t exist”.
These beers were produced during the presidential race essentially to discourage Americans who may vote for Trump and to please anti-Trump voters. As is clear now, that mission failed but these beers which are generally lauded as great, could very easily continue to sell exceptionally well.