The feds are cracking down on a small brewer in Weed, Calif., because they're very much unamused by the slogan on his bottle caps: "Try Legal Weed." A bureau of the Treasury Department says the phrase not only alludes to marijuana but misleads consumers about the ingredients of Weed Ales, reports the Los Angeles Times. The 61-year old brewer faces big fines and sanctions but isn't budging.
"This is ludicrous, bizarre, like meeting Big Brother face-to-face," said Vaune Dillmann, who says he's gotten more than a thousand letters, e-mails, and phone calls of support. He's also enlisted the help of his local congressman and Senator Barbara Boxer, who are trying to press regulators to lighten up.