Carolyn Kruse

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What inspired Brad Paisley to buy literally all the beer at AJ’s Beer Warehouse in upstate New York? He couldn’t have been that thirsty.

It was this viral post that prompted Paisley to pitch in for the cause…


“No I In Beer” is Paisley’s latest single and that message hit home, after seeing Benjamin Smith and Marcus Ellis toasting to each other in a driveway with the signs that read, “Black or White” and “Relax and Have a Beer.” Brad bought out all the beer at AJ’s and sent it to the 2 best friends before joining them on a Zoom chat Saturday, as they “relaxed” and enjoyed some beers with friends and family.

Smith and Ellis just wanted to send a message of peace with their post, in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, and all the protests over racial injustice.

Brad told the 2 men, “Man, I am so thrilled to meet you, face to face like this. I’m so inspired by you, and we thought we should deliver more beer than you could possibly drink. This is going to be a popular destination on this street.”

The Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter even treated the friends with a Zoom performance of his new hit, “No I In Beer.”

Well, a hearty cheers to Ben and Marc for inspiring us! And to Brad Paisley for rewarding the gentleman, and us with his generosity and kind spirit.

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