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Gandhi-Bot Will Reincarnate with New Name, New Can, Yet Keep Same Soul

23 Jan

Reincarnation, according to Buddhists and Hindus is not an end to life, but rather a new chance, a new shot, a new experience. Soul cannot die, soul is passed on, takes new forms, but essentially remains. And, with this same spirit (pun definitely intended), we sadly need to share that Gandhi-Bot has passed away. Yet, with its passing, the soul of that Double India Pale Ale lives on and will take a new form, in a new can, with a new name. In name, different; in essence, the same.

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Much Ado A-bot Gandhi: the CT Beer that’s Brewing Up Controversy

8 Jan
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One of two cans left in the Del Ferraro household.

While some of you were at work, taking care of the kids, or chillaxin’ this past vacation, Dan set out on mission: to find some elusive CT-based brews that were just sent from the brewery, namely two from Woodbridge-based New England Brewing Company. During this time they not only released bottles of their Imperial Stout Trooper, but also one of Beer Advocate’s most highly-rated Double IPAs, Gandhi-Bot.

Around this time we heard about a group of people in India filing a petition for New England Brewing to change the name of Gandhi-Bot. At first, the petition could only be found mentioned on a few sites and didn’t seem like a major problem, but last week protesters of Gandhi-Bot turned up the heat by flooding New England Brewing Company’s Facebook page with objections, threats of lawsuits, repeatedly mentioning Mahatma Gandhi’s name, pleas for change, and even a few vague, violent threats.

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