Alabama has officially lifted their ban on the “bastard” labels. Recently, the states beverage control board banned Founders Brewing Co’s Dirty Bastard and Backwoods Bastard because the names of the beers were considered offensive. That lead Founders to appeal the decision in April.
Yesterday, Founders announced on their Facebook page the good news (especially for those in Alabama):
Our Dirty Bastard and Backwoods Bastard labels have been approved in the state of Alabama. We’re excited to be able to share these Bastards with beer enthusiasts in the great Yellowhammer State!
That’s not the only battle raging recently. Flying Dog Brewing (Frederick, MD) was recently denied the ability to sue the Michigan Liquor Control Board over the ban of their Raging Bitch IPA. Even though they are allowed to sell the beer in the state, the brewery believes that its 1st Amendment rights were violated and money was lost due to the short ban.