Ohio Grocery Stores Pull 'Sweet Baby Jesus' Beer amid Complaints

Carrie Dedrick | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ohio Grocery Stores Pull 'Sweet Baby Jesus' Beer amid Complaints

An Ohio-based grocery store has pulled a beer called “Sweet Baby Jesus” off its shelves after customers complained about the name of the product. 

The Christian Post reports that Heinen’s Grocery Store will not restock the beer. It is unclear if customers complained because the product promoted Christianity or because it associated Christianity with alcohol. 

The beer, made by DuClaw Brewing Company in Maryland, combines chocolate and peanut butter flavors and was named for the positive response it got at first taste.

DuClaw founded Dave Benfield said that the beer’s name was not meant to offend anyone. 

"While we understand that some people may not be happy about the name, it's never our intention to upset or offend — our focus is making great beer that people enjoy," Benfield said.

The brewery founder said he was not upset by the grocery store’s actions and the beer has had an overall positive response in Ohio. 

Publication date: June 16, 2015