Flying Dog Brewery is obviously not a company to pass up an opportunity. Yesterday, the company used an image of Councilman and former D.C. mayor Marion Barry in a flyer to promote the release party for its Underdog Atlantic Lager at Jack Rose Saloon this Saturday. The text on the flyer read: "Crack One Open D.C."
The text is a reference to Barry's 1990 arrest, where he was caught on camera smoking crack at D.C.'s Vista Hotel (third image). After serving six months in a federal prison, he ran for mayor again and was re-elected. People thought the flyer was hilarious, with one person commenting on Flying Dog's Facebook page "Bitch, set me up...another round," a play on Barry's famous "Bitch set me up" remark as he was arrested:
All jokes aside, D.C. loves Marion Barry. If he ran for mayor again, District residents would vote for him in a heartbeat.