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Flying Dog Brewery loses lawsuit over Raging Bitch label

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by DrinkingThisBeer, Jul 2, 2012.

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  1. knightlypint

    knightlypint Apr 18, 2012 New Jersey

    When my kids were young I would not have wanted them seeing such a label.
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  2. dedrinker

    dedrinker May 13, 2006 Kansas

    Ha Ha. The beer don't even taste good anyway.
  3. terrapinfan88

    terrapinfan88 Nov 15, 2009 Virginia

    Their new single hop beers are awesome. Eldorado.... Soo good Flying dog is great
  4. porkinator

    porkinator Aug 26, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Would there be an issue if it was a male dog with enlarged testicles on the bottle?

    If the guy in front of me can drive around with steel nuts hanging from the hitch of his truck, couldn't little Jimmy see that and ponder why life exists?

    I understand why they want to say no, but I don't think its necessary.
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  5. loki993

    loki993 Apr 16, 2009 Michigan

    First off I would assume that if someone was the type to be offended by something as simple as "Raging Bitch" on a beer label I'm going to also assume that that particular person isn't frequenting beer stores or the beer aisle at the local Meijers either....Just a hunch. Also as for kids well Im betting they hear that and worse at, School, on TV on the raido, in the movies they watch.....
  6. jivex5k

    jivex5k Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    I sincerely miss this beer =(
  7. 3leven

    3leven Jun 28, 2012 Texas

    Off topic, but it's illegal in most states o_O

    I worked at a restaurant (major chain) that felt the need to rename a RedHeaded Slut shot to "Naughty Redhead" for it to be more "family friendly." Why do we do things?! To satiate that ONE consumer that'll say something about it.
  8. Keffa

    Keffa Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Raging Bitch is a solid beer. I don't know how you think this is funny, when it directly affects craft beer in general

    Edit: I also doubt most kids would look at that painting and ask about the genitalia. They'd more likely be asking why it has the word bitch on it.
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  9. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    I have argued this to the death since the 2002 release of World Wide Stout where the words Vim & Vigor had to be blacked out with a marker because the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms deemed it inappropriate/vulgar as with the Raging Bitch label and the Good beer no bullshit label for Flying Dog, We are dealing with a product (beer) that is sold to adults 21+ years old (to purchase said product) and it has to be censored but someone can go and purchase graphic pornography and explicit music at 18+ years old (don't get me wrong I am very far from a saint;) ) but a few words vim & vigor, bitch or bullshit are the demise of our human race. Come on! If your worried about your kids seeing a label don't leave it accessible to them as with any adult product!!!
  10. mikericm

    mikericm Nov 24, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I love their beer. Sad that a company gets attacked for trying to be different
  11. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Is this beer still sold in other states? Because Texas hasn't gotten it for about a year or so.
  12. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

  13. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    You obviously haven't been watching College football for the last 8 years.
  14. dewarner82

    dewarner82 Aug 17, 2010 Massachusetts

    A little late to the thread but New Hampshire is rejecting Founder Breakfast Stout because of the label depicting a minor and from what I understand also will not allow for the sale of Raging Bitch because of the name. Apparently, they did the same with DFH's Bitch's Brew. Their liquor laws indicate that if a label can be found offensive in any number of ways it is a no go on the shelves in their state.
  15. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Well, I guess that leaves brewers and beer drinkers only the last option in NH's "Live Free or Die" motto.
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  16. jivex5k

    jivex5k Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    This is why we need to create a third political party.
    Beerocrats! Brewpublicans!
    Fighting for the freedom of beer expression across the nation!
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  17. beercentrist

    beercentrist Apr 7, 2011 Oregon

    Pretty shite reason. What if they did it instead so that people wouldn't have to use a sexist, offensive word when ordering? *IMAGINE*
  18. darula8

    darula8 Sep 14, 2012 California

    But it is a bitch.
  19. ColonelCash

    ColonelCash Jul 6, 2011 Tennessee

    The state that gave us Eminem is arguing over language? That's a good one. In a state that is hungry for revenue, you'd think they would be selling anything and everything.

    On a side note, opened a Tire Biter Golden Ale last night and had to pour it out. Something about the aftertaste was horribly unappealing.
  20. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    That old marketing idiom "there's no such thing as bad publicity" seems to hold up well to this day.

    I saw this thread and just noticed this beer popped up on one of my go-to web shops. Bought it.
  21. tex

    tex Sep 27, 2012

    One of these days, the people will rise up against these ignorant and oppressive government actions... sigh Until then, let's drink a beer and ponder our next steps. :mad:
  22. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

    Good idea: a little "liquid courage" may be all we need...
  23. drabmuh

    drabmuh Feb 7, 2004 Maryland

    Since the original question was this
    I say no to all forms of censorship. I do find that this is sort of a non-issue with this label though, you should have seen how proud Flying Dog reps were when this shit happened. I heard more than one bragging about how they were so edgy their labels were being banned in other states. The only thing I dislike more than censorship is righteous indignation.
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  24. Jspriest

    Jspriest Feb 9, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Tire Bite is discontinued (was "replaced" by Underdog) and hasn't been bottled for around 6 months, so excessive age may have had something to do with your drainpour experience.
  25. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I would say every state is hungry for revenue. Michigan is doing quite well and job growth keeps getting larger each month.
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