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NC rejects selling Wasatch Brewery's 'Polygamy Porter'... because 'polygamy is illegal'

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NC rejects selling Wasatch Brewery's 'Polygamy Porter'... because 'polygamy is illegal' (Photo: Utah Beer Cooperative)

Utah isn't the only state with strange liquor laws... take North Carolina, for example.

The Tar Heel State recently rejected the sale of Utah-based Wasatch Brewery's "Polygamy Porter," because "polygamy is illegal" in North Carolina, according to a story in the Fayetteville Observer.

That bans the sale of Polygamy Porter in the entire state.

The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, which enforces state alcohol laws and enacts alcohol regulations in the state, rejected the name.

Polygamy Porter is aimed at poking fun of the history of plural marriages in Utah by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which stopped the practice in the 1890s.

Other sects that broke off from the original church still practice polygamy to this day.

A May 28 letter to the Utah Brewers Cooperative of Salt Lake City states:

Polygamy is illegal. Therefore these products will not be approved.

Wasatch Brewery is appealing the decision.

Information from: The Fayette Observer, www.fayobserver.com.

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