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Alabama Bans 'Dirty Bastard' Beer Over Label

But you can drown your sorrows with 'Raging Bitch' instead
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 20, 2012 6:16 PM CDT
Alabama Bans 'Dirty Bastard' Beer Over Label
A bottle of Dirty Bastard Beer sits on a table in Mobile, Ala.   (Debbie Lord)

(Newser) – You can buy Fat Bastard wine in Alabama, but you'll have to go elsewhere for Dirty Bastard beer. The state alcoholic beverage control agency has banned sales of the beer in the state because of the profanity on its label. The idea is to keep it away from young, innocent eyes in the supermarket, says an attorney for the state agency.

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"That's the whole reason for the rule, to keep dirty pictures and dirty words away from children," he says. "Personally, I believe the staff made the right call." So why is Fat Bastard wine, also sold in supermarkets, OK? Or, for that matter, Raging Bitch beer? They were approved years ago. "I have no idea how or why or exactly when that went through," says the attorney. (Read more Alabama stories.)

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