Several social media post appeared yesterday from local patrons who went to Grills Seafood at the Cape Canaveral and Melbourne locations. The post all shared the same theme; being refused to be served Bud Light. The decision seemed to be sudden and immediate as one diner described being served Bud Light at the beginning of her meal, but they would not bring the second order.

We called and spoke to the manager, “Joy” at the Cape Canaveral location, and she confirmed the information. “We no longer serve Bud Light,” she said. We asked her if that included all Anheuser Busch products and she stated no, only Bud Light, effective as of yesterday and it is for all 3 locations.

She would not state if it was in response to the controversial can that Bud Light created as a gift to transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney that has caused quite a controversy. The can is not for sale to the public, but was made as a gift specifically for Mulvaney. Kid Rock made a video of himself shooting cans of Bud Light in response to the can in protest. However, shortly after, a photo resurfaced of him drinking Bud Light while partying with drag queens.

2003 photo of Kid Rock with Drag Queen Wanda

One customer posted on social media yesterday that he witnessed the staff at the Cape location throwing away all of their Bud Light and setting the kegs out in the sun to spoil so that they can claim credit for the bad beer. He also states that he heard the manager state “We don’t serve faggot beer.” When we asked the manager about these claims, she stated that “I’m not going to comment on that, you’re asking personal questions.”

Other members from the food service industry stated that the practice of intentionally destroying beer in order to receive a credit could be constituted as fraud. We reached out to the local Carroll Distributing manager in regards to this, and are waiting on a response.

Here are two reported incidents from yesterday from two separate locations and customers.

We reached out to Joe Penovich, the owner of Grills Seafood for comment, but have not gotten a response yet.

This isn’t the first time Grills has made news on controversial topics. In Septmeber 2021 during Covid, Joe stated that “God told me not to get this vaccine.” During that time a vaccine mandate was being pushed, and he stated that he would not require his employees to get it.

The statement comes as a response to President Joe Biden’s mandate that requires all employers across the country that have more than 100 workers, require to have those employees vaccinated or be tested for the virus weekly.

Anheuser Busch sells much more than just Bud Light, including many of the other brands that Grills Seafood is selling. Here is a list of all of their beverages.


  1. I don’t really care about the woke beer thing but the food and service at Grills have sucked whenever I’ve been. I’m shocked people still like the place.

  2. A customer saw the removal of budlite from the bar and decided to literally make up a whole story because they didn’t agree with it.

    • Incredible. I saw this and started laughing. The beer is the same beer it always was. I get some people do not like Dylan. I never heard of her until people started boycotting beer. I really don’t know what to say about this except to destroy existing beer because you do not care for their current spokesperson only hurts the ones destroying their stock.

  3. The funny thing is I bet half the people talking like this and destroying bud light spend an awful lot of time on Brokeback Mountain!

  4. I’ve already crossed Florida off my list now that Ron DeSantis has turned the state into his personal dictatorship, with all the book-banning, intimidation of school teachers and Disney, banning drag performers, etc. For some reason this move by Grills Seafood doesn’t surprise me. Margaret Atwood was right.

  5. A bit short on the list of beers under the AB Inbev corporate umbrella. There are over 400. Corona being one you missed.

  6. Bullying will get you no where with constitutionally correct Grills nor the supporters. We resist WOKE! Get use to it Florida is not California.

  7. This article is based on lies and hearsay! You should be ashamed to post such trash.. the only part of article that is remotely true, is that they replaced bud light with a local beer. Get it right.. make it right!!!

    • This is in fact hearsay. What a gutter trash publication, feeding on the already broken society, just for clicks. It’s no wonder that journalists have no credibility anymore. Disgusting.

  8. Grills needs to sue this reporter…you can’t write stuff like this without actual proof. This is what this world has come to and people jump on the words of people that have a platform without any clout. Don’t fall for the media click bait and this reporter obviously is low level working for clicks. Embarrassing to what reporters used to be.

  9. Grills should Sue this writer. I have alerted attorneys to take this case against this publication. This is all hearsay and no facts. Sad this is what journalists have come to. What a terrible reporter.

  10. The ‘Journalist’ who wrote this story should be ashamed to even call themselves one. They screenshot a Facebook post from a bogus disgruntled person but do not even look up Grills FB to see that the owner of the restaurant specifically posted the bogus post and has reached out to that person to verify their story and verify it with video surveillance. The bogus poster did not respond and blocked Grills. The person who wrote this article on The Space Coast Rocket is screenshotting a FB post that is heresay as a ‘Top Story’ and claim they reached out to Grills ‘which hasn’t responded’ but they failed to look at the Grills FB page with a message from the owner which they could have included in this story. If the slander story were true, you would think the bogus poster would happily come forward to prove that their claimed encounter is in fact true. This news site is garbage! Yes, I’m on here because I read all sides of the spectrum so I can absorb all opinions to make my own decisions and my opinion rests that The Space Coast Rocket is biased and not giving readers the whole story.

    • Our story was published 4 days before a statement was made by the owner. Everything in the story has been verified and the owner has made several post since then essentially doubling down on the information.

  11. Hello Robert
    This is Joe Penovich from Grills. We have repeatedly reached out to the original source of this story in order to help us investigate his claims. (Which he has since deleted). Have you? If you haven’t, and your still letting this false story continue, I have to question your motives and your honesty about anything, I hope your readers do as well. I am glad you “scooped” the draft letter though!🤣 In Love
    Joe Penovich

  12. News flash: Hateful bigot removes entire brand because they produced ONE CAN with a particular persons face on it. Then hides behind “faith”, because saying something is about religion excuses EVERYTHING. If you can’t look past the fact that some people are different than you without lashing out, you are a hateful bigot. If your religion tells you to do it, your religion is obviously hateful as well.


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