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Hamptons brewery targeted with boycott over Black Lives Matter support


By Isabel Vincent

August 29, 2020 | 2:09pm

 

A Hamptons craft brewery’s declaration of support for Black Lives Matter unwittingly tapped into a groundswell of community outrage.

Weeks after principals of the Montauk Brewing Company posted their backing for the group in pastel chalk on a board outside their Montauk tasting room and pledged to donate part of their profits to civil rights groups, the beer company became the target of a sometimes vicious online boycott.

 

Robert Frank, a police officer in Suffolk County, and his real estate agent wife Valeria Frank formed the Facebook group “Defund Montauk Brewing Company” on Aug. 12. The group currently boasts nearly 30,000 Facebook followers.

 

Its purpose is “to bring awareness to the recent events that Montauk Brewing Company has decided to take … by supporting an extremist organization,” according to its Facebook page.

 

Entrance to the private “Defund” group requires social media users to answer yes or no to the questions “Do you support extremist radical organizations?” and “Do you believe ALL LIVES MATTER?”

 

Michael O’Keefe, a novelist and retired NYPD homicide detective, said that most of the members are retired or active police officers on Long Island who feel sidelined by the Black Lives Matter movement. “We’ve been so beaten down,” he told The Post. “If you want to sell beer on the backs of our dead bodies, we’re not going to participate.”

 

O’Keefe said the Franks were stunned when the membership catapulted into the thousands. “We now want to go in a new direction, and use our voices to support businesses that support the police,” O’Keefe said.

 

In addition to posts blasting the craft brewer as a “Marxist hate group” and a video of a can of Montauk Pumpkin Ale being poured down a sink, many took their grievances to Yelp. There were so many negative posts that Yelp added a warning that posts could be “related to media reports.’

The BLM-support message was written on a chalk board June 2, a week after the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis cop. It read, “The founders and team at Montauk Brewing Company support the movement with all our hearts. Black lives matter.” It was written by co-owner Vaughan Cutillo.

 

As the boycott grew, the company’s owners issued a lengthy letter on their Instagram page on Aug. 15 reaffirming their support to Black Lives Matter, and noting that they had made contributions to nonprofits, including the NAACP. They also said they “consistently donate to police precincts, fire fighters the Navy Seal Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project.” They posted another chalkboard message saying “we support good people doing good things.”

 

They support revolutionary marxist terror. Why should anyone support their terrorist money laundering operation? 

 

And in the 0.01% chance that's not actually the case - that they're just imbeciles living in an imbecile bubble - then they probably also contaminate their beer because stupid people aren't exactly known for attention to detail. 

 

Why would anyone drink contaminated beer or support a terrorist money laundering operation? 

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Rule 4:

 

 Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

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Been following. It’s pretty funny

 

BLM wasn’t pleased and were going to go out there in support of the Brewery The beer guys practically begged them not to. 

 

People are finally starting to wake up. If you ignore it, it won’t miraculously go away

 

There were a bunch of bars when told about the support of BLM chose to pour that swill down the drain. :laugh:

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45 mins ago, Little said:

Rule 4:

 

 Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

Hehehehehehehehe

 

Frank should be along any time now to complain about right-wing boycotts. 

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1 hour ago, flyangler said:

Hehehehehehehehe

 

Frank should be along any time now to complain about right-wing boycotts. 

As soon as he comes back from buying a keg of their beer.

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2 hours ago, Shaky said:

There were a bunch of bars when told about the support of BLM chose to pour that swill down the drain. :laugh:

Nice

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Few realize the hate BLM has for the nuclear family. 

In other words, if a black kid has a mom and dad at home, they want to disrupt that. 

 

Wonder if the beer joint knows this?

 

From BLM.com:

 

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