Portman Group Prohibitionists

Newport brewery Tiny Rebel must change beer can design

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Tiny Rebel brewery at all, in fact apart from the brewery the only other thing that previously made me aware of Newport, Wales with the TV show Dirty Sanchez

Portman Group Report

The first thing that sprang to mind is that does the supermarket in question, Budgens, not separate out it alcoholic beverages from it’s non-alcoholic ones?

If it does, which I’m pretty sure it has to by way of legal requirements, then this would quite obviously suggest that the person, ONE person, who made this complaint is…to use a beer analogy, from the sadly departed Bill Paxton…


Secondly, Sunkist is orange, not yellow.

Thirdly, if you are going to buy alcohol from any outlet, you must be over the age of 18. A kid would not be able to buy this product thinking it was “fizzy pop.”


Full marks to Tiny Rebel for responding in a cordial and professional manner, certainly more mature than those twats from Ellon, Scotland.

Finally, far be it from me to suspect or imply that an “independent group” made up of large multinational (alcoholic) drinks manufacturers might have something to gain from throwing it’s weight around against a far smaller, though rapidly expanding brewery and would actually go to the length to manufacture ONE COMPLAINT in order to appear that it was being conscientious when it comes to alcohol consumption.


Thanks for reading.


6 thoughts on “Portman Group Prohibitionists

  1. I recently saw Terminator…five? I haven’t seen Terminator one for a long time although you just brought flashbacks of how the later trashed everything that was good about that (and its sequel’s) chronology. Also I remember the first as being quite adult and dark, with nudity, yet the latter glossy, plastic, TV movie starred that actress who’s (apparently) naked all the time yet during her nude scenes they had her put in shadow puppet boobs. The apple has fallen far from the tree.

  2. As I once successfully made a complaint about a multi-national’s beer advert I’m keen on the single complaint sets the wheels in motion system. I mean, if you complained about something to an offical body and they said “go away, there’s only one of you” wouldn’t you be hacked off?

    • I would expect a response, courteous or otherwise, action being taken would be a different thing and not something I’d ever expect as standard.

      Then again I’m used to WIgan Council ignoring the requests of 1,000s of people so it is what it is.

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