In light of the pure insanity that is the 2016 presidential election, earlier this week, West Philly's Dock Street Brewery announced its first beer of a newly launched series called Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Drumpf — "Drumpf" being the, as Dock Street puts it, "celebridential candidate's" ancestral name, as per this 20 minute segment from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (starts at 18:00):
More from Dock Street's website:
Beer has always, throughout history, been a key ingredient in the recipe for revolutionary ideas. In that spirit, we're brewing this series to declare our disdain for Drumpf, and to extend a little nod of solidarity to our friends, fans and neighbors that also believe the country deserves better representation - on a national and international platform - in the race to be Commander in Chief. We just can't wrap our well-coiffed heads around a candidate who encourages his supporters to attack protesters at his rallies, wants to limit access to the U.S. based on religion, and flagrantly manipulates facts and data. Oh yeah, and that ridiculous wall idea? Come on.
First up in the series, a Short-Fingered Stout named after
Trump's Drumpf's everlasting struggle with the size of his hands. The brewery, which garnered itself a reputation for brewing fun, culturally relevant stunt beers, describes it as such, "a bitter and delusional stout with an airy, light-colored head atop a so-so body. Don't worry, its bark is worse than its bite; this big baby comes in at a somewhat conservative 4.5% ABV." In addition to the beer's early-April release, Dock Street will hold a "meeting of the minds and palates", a safe place to "debate, discuss, and toast to free speech and democracy."
The Short-Fingered Stout is the first of a slew of anti-Trump beers already a-brewin' in West Philly, their names primed for their release. Unfortunately, a call to the brewery revealed no further details, so Philly will have to wait and see what they come up with next.