A North Carolina brewery isn’t too happy with the state’s recent anti-LGBTQ legislation and they’re making a bold statement to show their dissatisfaction.
Asheville-based brewery Wedge Brewing Company printed “F*CK” HB2″ on the bottom of its Iron Rail IPA to protest the bill, which prevents transgender individuals from using the bathroom of the gender of which they identify. The brewery revealed the label, which is designed to look like a serial number, about a week ago on their Instagram page with the hastags #wearenotthis and #repealhb2.
HB2 was introduced in March and since the introduction of the legislation, North Carolina has seen tremendous backlash from musicians, artists and businesses.
Over 30 breweries in North Carolina partnered together in April to brew a beer called “Don’t be Mean to People-A Golden Rule Saison” in protest of the bill with proceeds going to local LGBTQ organizations.
The state has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over claims HB2 violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Read our coverage on that here.