Saturday, December 02, 2006

The War On Christmas


Thank gawd someone is helping us conduct this war. I was worried we were in this thing alone, but no...
A beer distributor says Maine is being a Scrooge by barring it from selling a beer with a label depicting Santa Claus enjoying a pint of brew.

In a complaint filed in federal court, Shelton Brothers accuses the Maine Bureau of Liquor Enforcement of censorship for denying applications for labels for Santa's Butt Winter Porter and two other beers it wants to sell in Maine.

The dispute recalls a similar squabble last year when Connecticut told Shelton Brothers it had problems with its Seriously Bad Elf ale.

"Last year it was elves. This year it's Santa. Maybe next year it'll be reindeer," said Daniel Shelton, owner of the company in Belchertown, Mass.

BTW, I don't think that's the actual picture shown on the beer label.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Dumb Ox said...

You might get a kick out of our "War on the War on Christmas" seasonal blog. It's a comedic clearinghouse of Christmas controversy! http://waroc.wordpress.com

Feel free to leave a link to any Christmas-related post and we'll excerpt it!

Happy whatever!

12/03/2006 10:40:00 AM  

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