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Conn. Brewery Scraps Beer's Gandhi Name, Label After Complaints

A Connecticut brewery says it will no longer use the name and likeness of Mohandas Gandhi on one of its beers following complaints that the marketing was offensive.

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    A Woodbridge, Connecticut, brewery will no longer use the name and likeness of Mohandas Gandhi on one of its beers following complaints that the marketing was offensive.

    New England Brewing Co.'s India pale ale, called Gandhi-Bot, has a label with a cartoon image depicting a robot version of the late Indian leader and the company apologized earlier this month to anyone who found it insensitive.

    In a statement on Friday, the brewery said it decided to rebrand the beer following meetings with Indian-American business owners, temple leaders and state officials including Glastonbury state Rep. Prasad Srinivasan. It said the beer itself will remain the same.

    The statement was posted on Srinivasan's website.

    The head brewer did not immediately respond to a message from the Associated Press seeking comment. 

    New England Brewing's statement said the beer itself will remain the same.