A U.S. Appeals Court has ruled that Flying Dog Brewery can recover damages due to loss of sales in 2009 caused by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s ban on the sale of Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA in the state. The court held that the brewery’s First Amendment rights had been violated.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles