This Was the Gayest St. Patrick's Day Ever, Relatively Speaking

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All photos by Jenna Pope
The Irish Queers protest at the 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade
While St. Patrick's Day revelers were puking technicolor green on each other all up and down 5th Avenue, a mass beericide was narrowly averted at the Stonewall Inn, as part of what turned out to be a (relatively) gay-friendly St. Patrick's Day. The famed gay bar had planned a mass dumping of Guinness yesterday afternoon, to protest the company's decision to sponsor the official, no-gays-allowed St. Patrick's Day parade. Stacy Lentz, co-owner of the Stonewall, says the bar planned to dump between 10 and 15 cases of the beer.

But late Sunday, Guinness announced it would pull its sponsorship of the parade, writing: "Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue to work with community leaders to ensure that future parades have an inclusionary policy." The Stonewall canceled its planned beer-dumping and proceeded with its $10 Guinness and Jameson special, allowing everyone to dump beer down each other's gullets, where it belongs. (Heineken also pulled its support for the New York parade, as did Sam Adams in Boston.)

At the same time, both New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh were declining to march in their city's parades, citing the anti-gay policies. The Irish Queers, a group that's been protesting the parade for more than two decades, see a sea change underway.

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Coors Light Giving Away $1 Million in NYC Cab Fares This Holiday Season

Categories: Beer, Drinking

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It's the holiday season, which means mostly good food and good times. But there's that one perennial menace that comes around this time of year, following on all the egg nog and hot toddies: drinking and driving. It goes without saying that drunk driving is a serious problem. Who would have thought a little corporate social responsibility might provide a pretty great solution, or at least the beginnings of one? Coors Light is partnering with taxi-hailing app Hailo to give away a total of $3 million in cab fares to encourage partiers this holiday season to ditch their keys and catch a taxi home -- and $1 million will go toward app users right here in New York City.

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Man Loses 16 Pounds on the Patented Coors Light Snowdrift Diet

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In a TRUE STORY that surely has the makers of Coors Light peeing themselves in glee (or pouring Coors Lights down their pants?), a 52-year-old man named Clifton Vial survived being stranded in his Toyota in an Alaskan snowdrift for three days in negative-degree temperatures, with no cell service and only a few cans of frozen Coors Light to sustain him. Not only did he survive, he also lost 16 pounds, proving that you can accomplish anything you really set your mind to.

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Turkey's Nest Tavern, Beloved Bedford Ave Bar, Closed for Health Violations, Plans To Reopen Wednesday

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Burrrrrp!
Have no fear, Williamsburg lushes. Even though the Turkey's Nest, the Bedford Avenue drinking hovel made famous by its take-out margaritas and bathtub-sized beers, has been shuttered since last Wednesday, the old-school bastion of neighborhood degenerates is, in fact, not out of business!

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Keep Your Beer Cold and Get Shit-Faced With the Joe Biden Koozie

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Cold refreshment is a big fucking deal.
Sick of the never-ending coverage en route to the 2012 presidential election? Wish you could just drink yourself to sleep and wake up when it's all over? The Obama 2012 campaign store is here to help. Their online shop is selling a Joe Biden beer koozie to keep your hands warm, your beer cool, and your hope alive. The product description says it's for use with soda cans, but we all know Biden wasn't drinking Diet Dr. Peppers to pass the time on those Amtrak rides from Wilmington.

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The Super Bowl Is Stupid

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The Super Bowl is stupid. We say that and we're football fans here at Runnin' Scared. Watching the "big game," as it is referred to by companies attempting to profit off its popularity without paying licensing fees, is a useful exercise in being a stupid person for an entire day. Don't believe us? Let's go over what Sunday will be like for you and the millions of other stupid people who will be watching the Super Bowl:

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Brooklyn Nets Want to Woo Subway Riders With Free Beer

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Drink up.
The Nets have one of the worst records in the NBA right now (6-17), so fans have good reason to drink. Lucky for them, a beer might be on the house if they start taking the train to the game. The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council is looking to ease traffic that will be caused by the opening of the new stadium. Via the New York Post, Ryan Lynch of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign said, "Give people a free beer -- they're not driving!" He wants a beer voucher for people who take public transportation to the game.

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Why Did the New York Times Scrub Sudsy Story on a Brooklyn Beer Brouhaha?

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Why are people protesting Williamsburg's famed Brooklyn Brewery for contributing to the death of Coney Island when they have nothing to do with it? Because of the New York Times being totally wrong, is why!

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Deer Prefers Beer (Video)

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While we wait for more information on the Discovery Channel gunman situation...um...there's this: There is a deer in China that, apparently, likes to drink beer. Which is slightly less horrifying than a baby in Indonesia who smokes a pack or 10 a day -- maybe?

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New York Times Welcomes Sissy Wine-Drinking Readership to Brew York City

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You know what's really good on a beautiful Saturday evening in late August? Beer. Over at the New York Times City Room blog, Runnin' Scared favorite J. David Goodman takes advantage today's perfect weather to highlight the work of one of New York City's best online beer connoisseurs. What can we learn from Mr. Chris O'Leary of Brew York, New York? "Riverhorse's Hop-a-lot-amus is easily the cutest-looking beer logo out there." Tell us more!

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