An Alpharetta Brewery Yanks an Offensive Beer From Its Lineup

An Alpharetta Brewery Yanks an Offensive Beer From Its Lineup

Currahee Brewing Co. , with locations in Alpharetta, Georgia, and Franklin, North Carolina, yanked a beer from its lineup this week after facing backlash over naming a new beer “the Boogaloo”. The term is now associated with an alt-right extremist movement , according to the Anti-Defamation League. Currahee co-owner Brandon Hintz claims the association with white nationalist extremists wasn’t intentional, but that he did mean to convey opposition to perceived government overreach in regards to Second Amendment rights. The beer’s branding features an image of George Washington kitted in tactical gear and wearing a Hawaiian shirt as a waistcoat. The Imperial stout in question was released in March during the start of the COVID-19 shutdowns across the country, the AJC reports. But its release ended up costing Currahee its membership in the Asheville Brewers Alliance , according to Blue Ridge Public Radio . The guild is apparently in the process of refunding Currahee’s dues and removing the brewery from its membership rolls for violating the organization’s bylaws due to the beer’s “offensive imagery.” The racist, anti-government extremist movement took the term “boogaloo” from the 1980s cult movie, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo , according to information from the Anti-Defamation League, using it as code for impending civil war if the government came for their guns and Second Amendment right to bear arms. Some far-right members, dubbed “boogaloo bois,” don Hawaiian shirts and arm themselves with military-style weaponry to attend protests and gun rights rallies. Members of the extremist anti-government movement […]

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