The social media account for Yuengling Brewery, the oldest brewery in the U.S., scored a viral hit against Bud Light with an understated jab.
Anheuser-Busch infuriated many of its fans when transgender TikTok activist Dylan Mulvaney announced a partnership with Bud Light to celebrate Mulvaney's gender transition for the March Madness basketball tournaments.
Yuengling took advantage of the controversy by tweeting a simple message with a photograph of the U.S. flag and a bottle of its beer.
The tweet garnered more than 4.8 million impressions despite having only about 89K followers on the social media account.
"Yuengling, The Oldest Brewery In America. Independently Owned and Family Operated since 1829 because we make good beer," the tweet read.
Many on social media applauded Yuengling for issuing the patriotic advertisement while Bud Light fought with its critics.
"HELL YEAH MURICA RISE UP! Stars and Stripes forever! F BUD LITE! SALUT YUENGLING!" replied comic book creator Ethan Van Sciver.
"Thank you for supporting AMERICA. I’m a real woman and your beer is the beer for me. Real women, and now real men, don’t drink Bud Light," responded GOP activist Sarah Fields.
"This is the only way to not go woke. Privately owned and operated business," read one response.
"Thank you @yuenglingbeer. You're the beer we didn't deserve but everyone needed in 2023," read another tweet.
The Yuengling Brewery made headlines in 2016 when its owner, Richard Yuengling Jr., publicly endorsed then-candidate Donald Trump for president. Some on the left were outraged at his endorsement, and the controversy led to some gay bars banning Yuengling from being served.
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