The Labeler

Someone took umbrage at the label for a beer, and understandably so. The label is not very funny or clever as these things go and thus crosses into offense. So the question is, who says these labels are OK? Apparently, it’s this guy. Which is an interesting subject to me.

Not because a discussion about the treatment of women in the craft beer scene isn’t interesting or important to have, it just isn’t new. Anyone who has been paying any damned attention at all knows that that many women are often treated or portrayed unfairly so to take outrage at this all of a sudden just leaves me with the question: Where have you been?

No, what is more interesting to me at the moment is that there is a job out there, staffed by someone who wants to be called “Battle”, which exists to approve of the labels that beers get to have. Reading the entire article, I get why that position exists and it sounds fascinating. The job is clearly focused more on health issues than expression which is the way it ought to be, it is still a very interesting example of how expression can be monitored in our country.

Finally, I’m going to be out of town for the next week so the next post probably won’t be until the 25th. Cheers!

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