Anheuser-Busch competitor Yuengling sent out a well-timed tweet as the Bud Light drama drags on.
About one hour after the Anheuser-Busch CEO posted a lengthy statement on Twitter that attempted to quell tension in the wake of the PR crisis, the small Pennsylvania-based beer brewery Yuengling sent a tweet of its own.
“Yuengling, The Oldest Brewery In America. Independently Owned and Family Operated since 1829 because we make good beer,” the company wrote Friday alongside a photo of its traditional lager staged in front of an American flag.
The tweet, which had close to five million views Tuesday morning, had a lot of support from fans.
“Just found a new beer,” one user wrote.
“Good timing,” another person said.
“It just so happens I’m looking for a new favorite beer,” a third account replied.
Yuengling’s tweet was shared just after Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth released a statement that didn’t apologize but did acknowledge that the company never intended to “divide people.” Read more…