Brewing a commercial beer to celebrate the inauguration of Obama and naming it after him and putting his image on the artwork: NOT permitted..........
The single-batch brew was whipped up to coincide with next week’s presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. However, the feds at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau said it is not permissible to use anyone’s name or likeness for commercial purposes without their permission.
But THIS (now in the grocery store around the corner from me) is apparently perfectly OK..........
WASHINGTON – Inspired by Barack Obama’s campaign message of change, Seattle-based Jones Soda is making its own change by infusing cola with a hint of orange to create its newest flavor, “The Orange Cola.” The company is producing a limited edition run of the new flavor featuring the President-elect, entitled “Orange ‘You Glad for Change’ Cola.”
To celebrate the January 20th inauguration, Jones Soda is heading out to our nation’s capital with the 44th president’s new soda in hand. People in Washington D.C. will have the first chance to sample the new flavor while the Jones Soda video crew asks, “Orange you glad for change?” Viral videos will be posted on Jones Soda’s Web site to display inauguration footage and capture America’s hopes and dreams of what’s to come over the next four years.
So.......... beer is bad, rot-your-teeth, diabetes-inducing soda is good?