CHICAGO — A North Side bar is serving up an anti-Donald Trump beer — and donating some of the proceeds to a civil liberties group.
Rogers Park Social at 6920 N. Glenwood Ave. is selling $6 glasses of 5 Rabbit’s “C—– tu Pelo,” which translates in English to “F— your hair.” For each of the $6 drinks sold, $1 will be donated to the local chapter of the ACLU from now until the Presidential Election in November.
The drink started as Trump Golden Ale and was served at Trump Tower as a house beer. But after the Republican presidential nominee’s controversial comments toward Mexican immigrants, 5 Rabbit, a Latin American-themed brewery, severed ties with Trump Tower. The brew now goes under its new name, and includes an illustration strongly resembling the New York businessman.
“While we are absolutely not taking a political stance regarding anyone’s vote in the presidential election, we very much feel that the brewery’s decision to make a statement about Trump’s avowed bigotry and intolerance, via a product that we all know and love – BEER- was spot on,” said Rogers Park Social co-owner William Meek in a statement to WGN-TV. “We simply felt that it jived with our commitment to our extremely diverse and progressive neighborhood.”
Meek added that the brewery chose to do business with the ACLU because it felt the group “is best positioned to help improve the lives of our friends, neighbors, and fellow humans, maligned by intolerance, and injustice.”
Trump has alienated several minority groups during his struggling campaign. In an effort to bounce back in the polls, he made a major shakeup to his top staff Wednesday, just hours after delivering a statement on Facebook that read, in part, “We will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all its forms, and seek a new future built out on common culture and values as one American people.”