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Alabama bans Dirty Bastard beer to keep "dirty words away from children" — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Alabama's bastard ban

Alabama's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has banned the sale of Dirty Bastard beer because of its name, although Fat Bastard wine and Dirty Bitch beer are still for sale in the state. Officials said the other brands were approved years ago, and that they have a duty "to keep dirty pictures and dirty words away from children."