The Yankees are facing some scrutiny after local website DNAinfo.com found that they are mislabeling domestic beer Goose Island as an "import." And according to the article, it's the second time this season they've committed such a sudsy sin in their stadium.
Goose Island began as a Chicago-based brewery and is now in the Anheuser-Busch family. It has never been brewed outside the U.S. A spokesperson for Legends' Hospitality, which operates the stadium's concessions, told DNAinfo they were in the process of switching out the signs on the carts that were mislabeled. He said an Anheuser-Busch import had been expected but Goose Island arrived instead.
On the import cart sign, Goose Island shares billing three other Anheuser-Busch products: Beck's, originally from Germany but now brewed in the U.S, and Stella Artois and Hoegaarden, both from Belgium.
“It’s a situation where, quite literally, the cart came before the horse,” the spokesman told the website.
But for a stadium that was already caught with its pants down on another beer snafu last month, when it mislabeled non-craft beers as craft beers, it seems like an embarrassing one to make again.
— Don Muret (@breakground) May 23, 2013
My only takeaway from the Yankee Stadium beer hilarity is that Yankees fans are by and large complete idiots unaware of life outside NYC.
— Sideshow Raheem (@InspectahPatio) May 23, 2013