FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Owners of a Maine brewery said Tuesday they're going to shut down for a day after feeling misled about an event in support of President Donald Trump.
Stars and Stripes Brewing Company in Freeport was listed in an advisory as a planned Wednesday stop for the Women for Trump tour, the Portland Press Herald reported. But the brewery's owners said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that the gathering was an “unauthorized political event” and the company will instead stay closed all day.
The Women for Trump tour has events planned in Maine and New Hampshire this week. The events are scheduled to include high profile Trump supporters including Lara Trump, the president's daughter in law, and Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida.
The brewery said in its Facebook post that it was initially asked “if a group of women who support a political agenda could enjoy a beer at our brewery.” It said it later learned “that there is a political reasoning to be here and we again do not endorse any political party nor view.” A representative for the brewery declined to comment further on the cancellation.
Representatives for the Trump campaign did not respond to requests for comment. Trump's campaign website still listed other campaign events in Maine and New Hampshire this week. The president isn't scheduled to appear at any of them.