1 hr 14 min

SM-004 ‘Every Can Counts’ — Boycotting Coors in Colorado, the Castro, and Beyond Good Beer Hunting

    • Food

On a spring day in 1974 a Teamsters union leader named Allen Baird and a gay leftist activist named Howard Wallace ran into each other outside a supermarket in the Castro, San Francisco's queer neighborhood, and they started talking about Coors beer, which at the time was one of the most sought-after brands in the Western United States. But they weren’t talking about drinking it—on the contrary, Baird was there to protest it.

On a spring day in 1974 a Teamsters union leader named Allen Baird and a gay leftist activist named Howard Wallace ran into each other outside a supermarket in the Castro, San Francisco's queer neighborhood, and they started talking about Coors beer, which at the time was one of the most sought-after brands in the Western United States. But they weren’t talking about drinking it—on the contrary, Baird was there to protest it.

1 hr 14 min