Brewery owners drop contentious beer namesJuly 20, 2018
By The Associated Press
LAKEVILLE — The owners of a northern Indiana brewery have apologized after receiving criticism for plans to label their craft beers with contentious names, including “Flint Michigan Tap Water,” ‘‘Black Beer Matters” and “White Guilt.”
The South Bend Tribune reports that Jon Duncan and Rodney Chlebek released a statement saying the not-yet-opened Lakeville Brew Crew has dropped the planned beer names.
The apology comes about a week after the owners announced the names, intending to bring awareness to current issues like the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
But the announcement received overwhelmingly negative feedback. Brewers geographically closer to Flint said the owners should instead encourage patrons to donate to supporting funds.
Chlebek says the responses helped the owners self-reflect on the decision. The brewery plans to open in the fall with different beer names.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
At an age when most women decide to retire from the sport, Joanie Mundy of Huntingburg decided...
Recently, I came to terms with the fact that I am a son who’ll never be as successful as his...
From 1952 to 1956, Herb Welp was surrounded by nature unlike the kind found in Southwest...
When Tanner Kane went to his first rodeo, he thought he was just going to watch.
The Rotary Club of Jasper, hosting its eighth annual ATHENA International Leadership Award...
Doctors are unsure how Brian Arensman contracted the flesh-eating bacteria that took both his...
Jason Stamm recognizes the region has a need for a new baseball league: one that would offer...
The administrative team at Southeast Dubois Schools will welcome two new members this fall when...