Thursday, January 15, 2009


Belgian-owned brewery Ommegang, near Cooperstown, NY, found out just how fun the folks are at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The brewers at Ommegang did a one off batch of beer just in time for next week's inauguration festivities. Dubbed "Obamagang", the TTB stepped in stating it is not permissible to use anyone's name or likeness without their permission. The newly re-named "Inauguration Ale 2009" will be available in select bars in Syracuse, Chicago, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia and New York.

In a related story, Hostess will make available it's new "Inauguration Cupcake 2009". The previously named "Obamalama-ding-dongs" received the new moniker just after the Ommegang story broke in today's Examiner.

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