It’s no secret that Bud Light’s decision to partner with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney as a brand ambassador has become a hot topic.
Even a number of country artists have spoken against the move, and some have taken action. We saw Kid Rock shoot up a bunch of cases of Bud Light, Travis Tritt announced that he would no longer be requesting the beer on his tour hospitality rider, and John Rich from Big & Rich said that he would no longer be selling the beer at his Nashville bar, Redneck Riviera.
Some have even made statements at their shows, as Riley Green changed the lyrics from “Bud Light” to “Coors Light” in his song “I Wish Grandpas Never Died,” and Brantley Gilbert was even seen slamming a Bud Light to the ground that a fan had thrown at him during his concert.
And now, we have other beer brands throwing subtle shots at Bud Light…
And I’m talking about Yuengling.
Back on April 14th, Yuengling shared a post to social media reading:
“Yuengling, The Oldest Brewery in America. Independently owned and Family Operated since 1829 because we make good beer.”
You can also see an American flag atop a barn in the background:
The tweet that’s now pinned to the top of their page has racked up over 50k likes and drew thousands of comments, as it appears to be a shot at Bud Light, being posted shortly after Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth shared this statement:
“As the CEO of a company founded in America’s heartland more than 165 years ago, I am responsible for ensuring every consumer feels proud of the beer we brew. We’re honored to be part of the fabric of this country.
Anheuser-Busch employs more than 18,000 people and our independent distributors employ an additional 47,000 valued colleagues.
We have thousands of partners, millions of fans and a proud history supporting our communities, military, first responders, sports fans and hard-working Americans everywhere.
We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.”
It appears that other beer brands are taking advantage of the fact that there are a lot of Americans who are protesting not only Bud Light, but Anheuser-Busch products in general.
The fans got the message: