LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Before bottled beer can hit the shelves the labels must be federally approved.
"It was until we got the label ready to go that we realized we weren't going to get anywhere with our pumpkin ale approval."
People's Brewing Company owner Chris Johnson said because of the government shutdown their seasonal ale won't be in stores.
"Specifically our pumpkin ale," Johnson said. "We were planning on bottling and I didn't get the approval in before the shutdown, so now we can't get the label approved."
Johnson said the process usually takes about 45 to 90 days to get approval for their new labels.
"They check to make sure that there's nothing on the label that's going to be a problem as far as being offensive," Johnson said. "Also, a government warning is required, so they check to make sure that it's readable and of the right size."
Johnson said he brewed more pumpkin beer for bottling, but now customers will have to visit the brewery to try the popular beer.
"We'll just sell the pumpkin beer as draft. It's a beer we've made before so we have the formula approval and things on it we just won't be able to offer it to our customers in a bottle."
The pumpkin ale will be available at People's around Halloween.
High schoolers and parents who are seeking answers to those difficult financial aid questions are encouraged to attend a presentation on the topic.
A committee appointed by city of Anderson officials will determine if a deteriorating 9,000-seat high school gymnasium known as the Wigwam can be saved.
Indianapolis fast-food workers are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday.