Founders Brewing Co. Has to Remove the Baby From Its Label
Sales of Founders Brewery’s Oatmeal Breakfast Stout have been banned in Michigan because there's a picture of a baby on the bottle. The Michigan Liquor Control Commission forced the Grand Rapids brewery to change its label because it's said to promote underage drinking.
“An advertisement or label affixed to a container, covering, carton, or case of containers of alcoholic liquor shall not depict or make reference in any manner to minors.”
The baby may be gone from the label, but apparently he left a note on the fridge, saying, “Left the crib for a bit, call me if you need me 616-522-2720.”
"As we gear up for Stout Season, we’re also saying goodbye to a dear friend. The baby of Breakfast Stout is taking some time away from his crib after being booted from the label in our home state of Michigan,” the company noted on its website.
Founders has been fined $300 for the violation, and has been forced to remove all of the offending bottles from its taproom.