Sale of Polygamy Porter beer is rejected in North Carolina because of its name

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Popular Utah craft beer, Polygamy Porter, will not be sold in North Carolina after the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission rejected the brand because of the word polygamy.

In a letter addressed to Utah Brewers Cooperative of Salt Lake City, representatives from the commission stated, 'Polygamy is illegal. Therefore these products will not be approved.'

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Wasatch Brewery, owner of Polygamy Porter, was attempting to acquire a license from the commission that would allow them to sell the drink at a bar in Asheville named The Collaboratory.

The Collaboratory already sells drinks by Wasatch and is owned by their parent company, CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective.

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Kat Haney, the public affairs director of North Carolina commission, told The Salt Lake Tribune: 'The NC ABC Commission always gives thoughtful consideration to each label and uses the criteria outlined in the statutes as the basis for every rejection or approval.'

Haney told The Salt Lake Tribune: 'North Carolina state laws prohibit certain statements in alcohol advertising and labels.'

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The clause affecting Polygamy Porter is one that bans a label that 'depicts the use of alcoholic beverages in a scene that is determined by the Commission to be undignified, immodest, or in bad taste.'

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