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Yesterday Flying Dog Brewery tweeted an image poking fun at D.C. Councilman Marion Barry‘s former improprieties. The poster, which features Barry alongside the phrase, “Crack one open D.C.,” uses memories of his 1990 drug arrest to promote a release party this weekend for the Maryland brewery’s first ever canned beer, UnderDog Atlantic Lager.

Perhaps not surprisingly, today a lawyer representing the former mayor called Flying Dog to ask the brewery to cease and desist. Fair enough. The party is this Saturday from 2 to 7:30 p.m. on the roof deck at Jack Rose, so the poster will be obsolete within 24 hours anyway.

In addition to cans of UnderDog, a 4.7 percent alcohol-by-volume light lager, there will be six other Flying Dog beers featured on draft. Wise-cracks and decades-old jokes aside, sounds like the perfect summer party.

Image from Flying Dog

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