Beer banned in US over rude name
The Alabama state alcoholic beverage control agency has banned a new beer because of profanity on its label.
In coming to the decision, the Alabama alcoholic beverage control board consulted sources including the federal communications commission and wikipedia to develop a list of objectionable words that should not appear on product labels. That the list includes bastard.”
“That’s the whole reason for the rule, to keep dirty pictures and dirty words away from children,” said Bob Martin an attorney for the control board.
Retail staff, where the beer was sold, initially rejected the brand because of the effects it may have on children.
In an ironic twist, the state does allow the sale of Fat Bastard wine and also approved the sale of another brand of beer called Raging Bitch.
“I have no idea how or why or exactly when that went through,” Martin said.
He said the agency considered revoking those earlier approvals when it denied the application for the Founders beer , but officials decided against such action.
Its decision on the beer is opposed by Free The Hops, a group that advocates for new beer brands in Alabama.