If you’ve looked at the delegate count for this year’s Democratic primary, you know that things aren’t looking so hot for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. But while he may be trailing in the tallies behind Hillary, Sanders supporters are still feeling the Bern. This includes one craft brewery from Sanders’ home state that recently debuted ‘Bernie Weisse,’ a German-style wheat beer based around the Senator’s image.
According to ABC News, the beer comes from Burlington’s Zero Gravity Brewery. The brewers describe the Bernie Weisse as “a slightly sour and forward-thinking Berliner Weisse.” The beer clocks in at 3.2% ABV and is sold in a can adorned with red, white, and blue logos next to a drawing of the progressive Presidential hopeful.
Zero Gravity debuted the beer on Super Tuesday; that same day, a line formed out the door of the brewery and about half of the Bernie Weisse inventory was gone within the first hour. Zero Gravity employee Matt Wilson couldn’t have been happier. He says, “People love the connection to Senator Sanders, they love the beer, I think its all good.”
The brewery isn’t just trying to profit off the popularity of Bernie’s fanbase, either: 20% of the profits from the can sales will go to HeadCount, a non-profit that encourages young people to vote.
There’s no word on where you will be able to purchase the Bernie Weisse outside of Burlington, but if you’re feeling some serious Bern and couldn’t get your hands on Ben & Jerry’s ‘Bernie’s Yearning, it might be worth the trip to Vermont to grab yourself some slightly sour (and forward-thinking!) suds.
[via ABC News]