Country Boy beer can honors Haggard with memorial date stamp

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The warehouse crew at Country Boy Brewing is honoring country music legend Merle Haggard with a stamp on the bottom of cans filled this week.

One of the company’s owners, Daniel Harrison, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the workers are country music fans, and when they heard of Haggard’s death Wednesday, they decided to put a message on the cans.

On Thursday morning, a worker added a date stamp on the bottom of Cougar Bait cans that read “R.I.P. Merle.”

Once the Lexington brewery posted a photo of the stamp on Facebook, people started calling and saying they wanted the cans.

There are about 2,800 six-packs of Cougar Bait with the memorial stamp, making their way to stores. Harrison said people can also stop by the Lexington taproom and ask for one.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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