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Somerville mayor hits back at critics, says Sam Adams drinkers ‘will remember Jim Koch sucked up to Trump’

A bartender poured a pint of Sam Adams beer in 2007.John Bohn/Globe Staff/File

Two days after angrily declaring he would never drink Samuel Adams beer again, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is hitting back at critics on Twitter.

The progressive Democrat tweeted his anti-Sam Adams comments Sunday, days after Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch praised President Trump at a New Jersey dinner last Tuesday. Koch told the president during the dinner last week that the administration’s tax cut plan would help his company compete with foreign breweries.

Curtatone’s pointed tweets caused other people to opine online: Some sided with the Somerville pol, while others swung the other way.


The Somerville mayor followed up with another tweet Tuesday:

He then sent a zinger in reply to a critic shortly after:

Curtatone clarified his remarks a few hours later, saying those who are hitting back at him would be “onto their new outrage soon enough,” but that former Sam Adams drinkers “will remember Jim Koch sucked up to Trump.”

A representative for Curtatone’s office said the mayor is currently traveling out of the country and unavailable for comment. Representatives for Boston Beer Co. could not immediately be reached.

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone in 2017.Lane Turner/Globe Staff/File