Ozzy Osbourne’s Lawyers Shut Down Unauthorized ‘Ozzy’ Beer
A tremendous amount of bands have released signature beers, but one legendary group omitted from that list is Black Sabbath. Due to his alcoholic past, it seems like an improper decision for Ozzy Osbourne to create his own beer, which may be one of the reasons that Osbourne's lawyers have stepped in to shut down an outside brewer's brand of 'Ozzy' beer.
Baltimore's The Brewer's Art have a number of house beers, one of which has been named after Ozzy Osbourne. The canned version of the beer sports Osbourne's famous 'Ozzy' knuckle tattoos along with images of bats -- including some without heads as a tribute to Ozzy's famous bat-biting incident.
According to Classic Rock Magazine, after receiving a cease-and-desist from Ozzy Osbourne's lawyers, Brewery head Tom Creegan has announced that his 'Ozzy' beer will no longer be sold.
It's somewhat of a shame that 'Ozzy' beer will be discontinued, due to its near-universal acclaim from beer enthusiasts. On Beer Advocate, 'Ozzy' currently holds a 90 out of 100 by the public, while 'The Bros' give the brew a perfect 100 score.
The official 'Ozzy' beer description reads, "Our answer to the Belgian devil beers (i.e. Lucifer, Duvel, etc.). Both rich and dry, this beer is all too easy to consume in large quantities. Hopped with Styrian Goldings. 7.25% abv."
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