News Catholic League tries to get bars to join Guinness ban Irish brewer Guinness will not participate in New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade because of the exclusion of LGBT groups. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alan Crowhurst By IVAN PEREIRA email@example.com @IvanPer4 Updated April 29, 2014 8:15 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The Catholic League's battle against Guinness for dropping its support of the St. Patrick's Day parade has now hit the Big Apple's bar stools. The group said Tuesday it has contacted 200 pubs in the city to ask them take part in its ongoing boycott against the beer company, but didn't give any specifics. Bill Donohue, the league's president, has been after Guinness after it dropped its sponsorship of this year's St. Patrick's Day parade because organizers would not allow LGBT groups to openly march. A spokeswoman for Guinness' parent company said sales have not been impacted by Donohue's boycott. By IVAN PEREIRA firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.