ROGERS PARK — Anxious about the upcoming presidential election? How about a drink?
On the Far North Side, Rogers Park Social at 6920 N. Glenwood Ave., is serving up a beer on tap Trump Tower guests in the Loop surely aren't sipping: C----- Tu Pelo, using the Spanish word for f---, a beer formerly known as Trump Golden Ale.
That was before Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Mexican immigrants were "bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists."
Linze Rice talks about the new look of the former Trump Golden Ale.
For each pint of the $6 beer sold, $1 will be going toward the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union "to be sure that everyone benefits" from the beer sales until the presidential vote in November, owner Erik Archambeault said.
About a week ago, Rogers Park Social added the brew to its tap lineup with Manager Wally Andersen promising it would last through the election cycle.
"We usually wouldn't want to take a particular political stand as a business, but living in one of the most diverse neighborhoods around, it makes sense to support this local brewery and their awesome products," Andersen said, adding the beer was "delicious."
5 Rabbit Cerveceria, a Chicago area Latin American-themed brewery, had originally agreed to brew Trump Golden Ale as a house beer for Trump Tower before the political hopeful made the disparaging remarks and owner Andres Araya quashed the deal.
Since then, the beer has been renamed C----- Tu Pelo (or, F--- Your Hair in Spanish) as a nod to the brewery's former business partner.
After the deal with Trump Towers ended, the brewery was looking to get its remaining beer off its hands and the public got a taste of it, said Andersen.
In March, the brewery began offering 12-ounce bottles of the beer under its new name for sale at its brewery.
Those sold out in the first week, Andersen said.
While a new batch of bottles is in production, Andersen said it will be on tap in Rogers Park through the election.
You also can grab a cold C----- Tu Pelo at Rogers Park social for $5 during the bar's happy hour from 4-7 p.m. weekdays.
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