it'd be a good idea to know who/what you're supporting; the price for not doing so could be high.
Liquor stores in a Colorado coal town are pulling craft beers from their
shelves after a number of their brewers donated to an environmental
group working to shut down coal mines.
Gillam’s liquor store, Stockmen’s, pulled several beer brands from its shelves, including the popular Fort Collins-based New Belgium, over their support for the group.
WildEarth Guardians has since taken down its website’s list of corporate supporters, but a cached version remains online.
"Oh crap, this might affect our donations! Pull the list!" You forget, bunkie, the innernets is FOREVER.
“I had a band in here on Friday night and somebody came up to me and
said, ‘Did you know that New Belgium is on board with WildEarth
Guardians?’ I confirmed it, and after I confirmed it, I walked up to my
bartender and said, ‘Get that s— out from behind my bar,’” Griffith
said. “I can’t see supporting a company that supports a company that’s
trying to put us out of business. The very beer I’m selling is trying to
put me out of business, because they’re in bed with WildEarth
Yeah, that just might piss people off, y'think?
And the response:
New Belgium confirmed that it had donated to WildEarth but said that it
had no plans to continue doing so. The brewer said it was unaware of the
group’s anti-coal advocacy.
"We don't plan to continue now that it's biting big chunks out of our ass." As to whether they knew... only they can say. And I doubt they're dumb enough to say "Yes, we knew they hate coal; so do we."