Ontario Regulators Nix “Smashbomb” Beer

Add another beer to those the Liquor Control Board of Ontario finds objectionable. The board recently rejected a new listing for Smashbomb Imperial IPA, finding that the name would upset Ontarians at a time when Canadian troops are fighting in Afghanistan and Libya, and that “smashed” and bombed” are slang terms for drunkenness. Ironically, Smashbomb carries a mild (for the style) alcoholic punch–6.2 percent ABV–and is more hop bomb than high gravity.

Smashbomb still might finds its way on the shelves someday. The LCBO is working with the Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery to come up with a tamer label that could pass muster.

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