Obama Beer

TTB is highly unlikely to approve John McCain beer anytime soon. Not because he can’t win. But because TTB is reluctant to approve labels referring to Presidents of the United States. Despite this, many companies come very close to this line. Above is Obama Ale. Here is an Illinois wine celebrating the debate between Lincoln and Douglas. And some might see our current President here.

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5 Responses to “Obama Beer”

  1. October 12th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Darien says:

    Really interesting. Are names of beers and wines often this topical and, if so, has this long been the case? I can think of a couple public figures that could serve as good namesakes for a liquor. Chester Arthur, for one. (Ted Kennedy might be a better example, but I don’t think he’s fair game for jokes at the present time.)

  2. October 25th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    A new alcohol-law blog – Meeting the Sin Laws says:

    […] Obama Beer […]

  3. January 16th, 2009 at 8:33 am

    George Washington’s Tavern Porter | bevlog | beer, wine, spirits trends | beverage blog says:

    […] neck label says “Crafted following General Washington’s original recipe.” We see very few Obama beers so far, and we wonder how many TTB should allow — if any. What presidential beers do you […]

  4. April 19th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Obama: Where the Line is Drawn | bevlog | beer, wine, spirits trends | beverage blog says:

    […] wrote about President Obama’s appearance, on a beer label, many weeks ago. So we were going to leave the above label alone. But the Hennessy label has […]

  5. February 26th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Caricatures | Bevlog | beer, wine, spirits trends | beverage blog says:

    […] labels. Just two years ago, the line was drawn here, as to President Obama, and this one seemed to go too […]

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