Lafayette brewery discontinues beer named after Hickenlooper

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaks to supporters during his campaign kick-off rally for the 2020 US presidential race at Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado on March 7, 2019. - Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper announced his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on March 4, the second governor and 14th candidate to join the field seeking to take on Republican Donald Trump in 2020. Credit: JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Images

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — A Lafayette brewery has discontinued a beer named for former Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper after an anti-fracking group threatened a boycott.

The Daily Camera reports The Post Brewing Co. said in a statement Tuesday it would stop production and sales of the Hickenlooper American Ale.

East Boulder County United protested the Hickenlooper beer, citing his support for the state’s oil and gas industry.

The brewery has restaurants in Lafayette and Longmont — cities that have been in disputes with the oil and gas industry.

Hickenlooper is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. The can art for the beer shows the White House in front of a Colorado landscape.

The Big Red F Restaurant Group, which operates the brewery, did not respond to the newspaper’s multiple attempts to reach representatives for comment.

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