RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) - Beer drinkers will have to travel if they want to get a taste of Polygamy Porter.
The North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commission on Wednesday upheld its rejection of the Polygamy Porter beer label, meaning the beer is not allowed on store shelves in the state.
The letter the ABC sent to the brewery said the reason it was shot down was because “Polygamy is illegal.”
Wasatch Brewery appealed the decision but the board did not budge when it met Wednesday in Raleigh.
We uncovered the state board rejected 230 labels since 2002 for various reasons.
Reasons for rejection include nudity or anything that is obscene or indecent. Additionally, beer and wine labels that show the American flag or other symbols of the armed forces won’t get past the ABC board either.
“We don’t feel it’s really pushing the boundaries too much,” said Wasatch Brewmaster Jon Lee, about the beer that pokes fun at the state’s polygamous past. “We’re from Utah. It’s a tongue and cheek name. Obviously, we’re not trying to promote anything.”