How to (Responsibly) Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the 2ndVote Way

Saint Patrick may have banished all the snakes, but, centuries later, a liberal, multinational corporation has slithered into one of Ireland’s most well-known industries.

Diageo (1.7 – Liberal) owns many iconic Irish brands of beer. Guinness, Smithwick’s, Harp Lager, and Kilkenny are all produced by this British company that also makes an extensive collection of spirits.

Our research has found Diageo directly contributes to abortion giant Planned Parenthood. While that fact alone is enough to cause more queasiness than overindulgence in Diageo’s products, their support for radical environmental policies restrictions on religious liberty will turn a conservative greener than the Chicago river this weekend.

About 33 million Americans report Irish ancestry and, unless you’re a liberal, Saint Patrick’s Day is a perfect excuse to engage in lighthearted “cultural appropriation” regardless of your background. Marching in parades, wearing green, or (responsibly) quaffing a favorite beverage will have Irish and non-Irish eyes smiling. Lucky for you, our research can help those eyes smile a bit brighter.

Many popular, and lesser-known, beer brands are owned by major corporations. For example, Anheuser-Busch InBev (1.3 – Liberal) owns Corona and Stella Artois in addition to the Budweiser brand. Also, MillerCoors (2.1 – Lean Liberal) owns BlueMoon and Leinenkugel’s in addition to Miller and Coors. However, we think your Saint Patrick’s Day will be uniquely Irish-American when you see how these industry giants compare to “America’s oldest brewery.

Yuengling – 3.6 (Lean Conservative)
Traditional Lager, Original Black & Tan, Golden Pilsner, Oktoberfest

The Boston Beer Company – 3 (Neutral)
Samuel Adams, Coney Island, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea, Truly Spiked & Sparkling

MillerCoors – 2.1 (Lean Liberal)
Miller, Coors, Blue Moon, Crispin Cider, Foster’s, Killian’s Irish Red, Grolsch, Hamm’s, Henry’s Hard Soda, Icehouse, Keystone, Leinenkugel’s, Milwaukee’s Best, Molson, Peroni, Pilsner Urquell, Redd’s, Sol, Terrapin

Diageo – 1.7 (Liberal)
Guinness, Harp, Kilkenny, Smithwick’s

Anheuser-Busch InBev – 1.3 (Liberal)
Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, Beck’s, Hoegaarden, Labatt, Michelob, Modelo

Remember, small, locally owned businesses often make the best alternatives to liberal corporations. The widespread popularity of craft beer has spurred the growth of independent breweries in nearly every city. So, if you are of the legal age, be sure to enjoy your Saint Patrick’s Day the 2ndVote way by shopping and consuming responsibly.

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