Twitter erupts over Mass. mayor's Sam Adams boycott after co-founder thanks Trump

Drinking your first Samuel Adams beer is a coming-of-age moment where I’m from — it means you’ve matured beyond pouring orange juice into a 40-ounce bottle of Olde English malt liquor in an attempt to make it taste like a Blue Moon. Drinking a Sam Adams not only meant you were a patriot, but it also said, “Hey, world. I can finally afford a six-pack and convinced an older cousin to buy it for me.”

The real Samuel Adams was a major opponent of the British Parliament’s effort to tax the American colonies without their consent. Coincidentally, Jim Koch, the co-founder of the company that makes Samuel Adams beer, recently dined with President Trump and thanked him for his corporate tax-cut plans.

Joseph A. Curtatone, mayor of Somerville, Mass., tweeted that he would no longer be drinking Sam Adams beer after the co-founder thanked Trump. (Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Because of that, Joseph Curtatone, the mayor of Somerville, Mass., has vowed never to drink another Sam Adams beer.

The mayor of Somerville, a city located just northwest of Boston, has disagreed with Trump’s policies in the past. He voiced his displeasure with President Trump’s immigration policy in January 2017. He followed up his tweet about never drinking the lager again by calling out Jim Koch.

“We need to hold these complicit profiteers of Trump’s white nationalist agenda accountable!” Curtatone wrote.

Naturally, Twitter users were divided, yet there was a common theme ringing out — who still drinks Sam Adams?

Meanwhile, supporters of Trump (or maybe people just supporting their favorite beer?) promised that they would be making up for whatever Mayor Curtatone doesn’t drink.

Others, however, pledged alongside Mayor Curtatone to never sip a product from the Boston-based brewery again.

What has the world come to where we can’t even enjoy getting blackout drunk anymore?

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