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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont brewers have a message for the rest of the industry: Don't go describing a brew as a Vermont beer if it's not from the Green Mountains.

The Vermont Brewers Association is taking issue with out-of-state brewers using "Vermont" in the names and descriptions of their beer. One target is Berkeley, California's Fieldwork Brewing, which produced a one-off beer described as a "Vermont Farmhouse Ale."

Vermont is home to numerous respected craft breweries, including The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead and Magic Hat.

It also has a law designed to ensure that food-makers don't misuse the state's name as a marketing term. Vermont's attorney general's office says the rule encompasses beer but it won't say if it's investigating.

This story has been corrected to reflect that the state attorney general's office says Vermont's food label rule does cover beer.

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