Adrian Chapman, one of Wishbone Brewery’s founders, said: “We brewed this beer in Keighley. Among its ingredients are coriander and lime and it’s a light, refreshing, fruity edged beer. We were tossing around ideas for a name, with one idea that was turned down being ‘Indian Summer’.
“The name we came up with in the end was ‘Ganesh’ and it was something we did in all innocence.
“The most important thing for us is how the beer tastes, with the name being secondary.
“The only criteria we have for a name is that it isn’t the same as what some other brewery has already used for their beer.
“We’re completely open to changing the name of the beer, as it was never our intention to offend anybody, though as this was a beer we’d made a couple of months ago for this particular festival there’s an 80 per cent chance we won’t be making it again anyway.
“We’d never knowingly pick a name that could hurt anyone. For example, we’re not the kind of brewery that would put a picture of a busty blonde women on a pump clip along with a lewd name. That’s just not us.”Good grief! Was the brewery besieged by Hindus with flaming torches and pitchforks?
...Rajan Zed, the Nevada-based president of Universal Society of Hinduism.*blinks*