Well, one thing is for certain: Cecily Strong won’t hold the wrong beer ever again when portraying Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
It was just over a week ago that Strong played the role of the Michigan governor during a Saturday Night Live sketch that didn’t make the live airing but was posted online after.
The State of Michigan took notice — and so did Whitmer, who told Fox 2 that she found it funny, but took issue with Strong holding a Labatt Blue rather than a Michigan-made beer.
“We love Canada, but we drink Michigan beer,” Whitmer said, holding a Two Hearted Ale, the popular IPA from Bell’s.
Turns out, Whitmer took it even a step further: She sent Strong a “care package” of Michigan beer and goodies, all from Comstock-based Bell’s Brewery, Inc., the largest and perhaps most recognizable independent craft brewery in the state.
And of course, Strong loved it.
“Got a giant and gorgeous Michigan care package sent to New York courtesy of that super cool woman from Michigan,” Strong wrote on Instagram. “Thank you @gewhitmer !!! Honestly, this blew me away!”
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Got a giant and gorgeous Michigan care package sent to New York courtesy of that super cool woman from Michigan ❤️💙❤️ Thank you @gewhitmer !!! Honestly, this blew me away! And thank you @sudigreen and @frangillespie for always writing wonderful funny pieces. I’m sorry I can’t share with you in person, so cheers to you from afar!
As you might expect, the beers included the Two Hearted Ale along with the new Light Hearted Ale Session IPA, the classic Oberon American Wheat Ale, and the Official Hazy IPA.
One of those beers should do the trick next time Strong portrays Whitmer during a SNL sketch.