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(NEWSER) – There are many ways to honor the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, but a US brewery is now apologizing after an Indian man took offense to its hops homage. Lawyer Sunkari Janardhan Goud filed a complaint in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad that claims the New England Brewing Company's "Gandhi-Bot" beer—an India pale ale that's branded with a robotic-looking depiction of the late pacifist leader—is "condemnable" and should be punished according to Indian law, the BBC reports.

Although the "aromatic and fully vegetarian" beer is described on the brewery's website as "an ideal aid for self-purification and the seeking of truth and love," Goud contends that the use of Gandhi's likeness mars his image and violates the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, the Hindustan Times reports.

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