Dumb Donald, a new Key Lime DIPA and God Damn Vanilla Pigeon Porter coming this week! pic.twitter.com/amhMw4o56e
— Spiteful Brewing (@SpitefulBrewing) June 13, 2016
Incredibly, Donald Drumpf has somehow taken the already-ridiculous caricature of politicians to whole new cosmic levels of phantasmagoria. If it wasn’t so horrifying, it might be quite delightful (say, if we lived in Canada). From Pokémon to toilet paper, Drumpf parodies are all too easy to get behind — that’s why we like what Chicago’s Spiteful Brewing just did. Opened in November 2012, Spiteful just released 22-ounce bottles of Dumb Donald Double IPA brewed with Key Lime, which portrays the Republican presidential nominee somewhere between monkey and man on its label artwork
Here’s the pure poetry on the label:
“Dumb Donald is well, dumb. So dumb in fact, we named a beer after him. It’s like he got caught in a pause halfway through evolution. His brain still functions, at a minimal level with a vocabulary of a second grade student. You might even start to feel sorry for this man-child. Resist that urge, pop open this Key Lime IPA and pretend you’re on a faraway island where people like Dumb Donald simply don’t exist.”
Spiteful’s irreverent tone and packaging is part of its niche, which we thoroughly enjoy. Its artwork has an especially disturbing Mike Judge-like feel, and that rates high on our weird scale. It has beers with names like Corporate Lemmings, The Hot Dog Meets the Busch, God Damn Pigeon Porter and its popular Spiteful IPA. But Spiteful’s not the only craft brewery taking a potshot at Drumpf these days. Nope, it’s just too easy and too fun. According to this article on CNBC.
5 Rabbit Brewery announced in June of last year it would no longer provide an exclusive private label beer for a bar and lounge located in Chicago’s Drumpf International Hotel & Tower. The move came after Drumpf made derogatory comments regarding Mexican immigrants while announcing his bid for the presidency.
5 Rabbit would later release a new batch of that beer, with a name insulting Drumpf’s hair, in advance of the Illinois primary in March.
Drumpf has proven to be fertile ground for other craft brewers, including Dock Street Brewing Company. The Philadelphia-based brewer has created a series of anti-Drumpf beers under the name “Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Drumpf,” a reference to a popular John Oliver episode where the comedian urged viewers to refer to Drumpf as “Drumpf.”
And as our hometown of Cleveland gears up for the Republican National Convention in July, we would love to see some local craft beers have a little fun at the Republican nominee’s expense.