Michigan Liquor Control Commission http://michiganradio.org en "Free speech is alive again at Michigan bars and restaurants" http://michiganradio.org/post/free-speech-alive-again-michigan-bars-and-restaurants <p>Michigan bar owners will be allowed to display political signs in their taverns.</p><p></p><p>The Michigan Liquor Control Commission today agreed to stop enforcing a 1954 rule which barred businesses with liquor licenses from posting signs endorsing political candidates.</p><p></p><p>The owners of <a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/aut-bar-lawsuit-michigan-liquor-board-wont-enforce-campaign-sign-ban/">Ann Arbor's Aut Bar filed suit</a> against the rule last week, after they were told they had to take down signs for Democratic candidates.</p><p></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:54:15 +0000 Steve Carmody 9602 at http://michiganradio.org Judge to decide if Flying Dog can sell latest beer in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/judge-decide-if-flying-dog-can-sell-latest-beer-michigan <p>Should the state of Michigan&rsquo;s liquor control commission be allowed to ban the sale of a certain beer based on its name? That&rsquo;s the question a federal judge in Grand Rapids will decide, following arguments this week.</p><p>People can buy several kinds of <a href="http://flyingdogales.com/">Flying Dog beer </a>in Michigan already; In-heat wheat, Doggie Style pale ale, and Horn Dog barley wine for starters.</p><p>The state of Michigan argues the name of Flying Dog&rsquo;s latest beer is a &ldquo;sexist, derogatory and demeaning portrayal of women.&rdquo;</p><p>Alan Gura is the brewery&rsquo;s attorney.</p><blockquote><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The liquor commissioners don&rsquo;t happen to like the name of Flying Dog&rsquo;s Raging Bitch beer. They think it&rsquo;s very offensive, we simply think that&rsquo;s too bad.&rdquo; Thu, 09 Jun 2011 20:02:53 +0000 Lindsey Smith 2832 at http://michiganradio.org Judge to decide if Flying Dog can sell latest beer in Michigan Four Loko for sale again in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/four-loko-sale-again-michigan <p>Michigan residents can once again buy flavored malt beverages like Four Loko. The caffeine infused alcoholic drink was banned by many states and by the <a href="http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm233987.htm">Food and Drug Administration</a> last year. Caffeine can make it difficult for consumers to realize just how much alcohol they&rsquo;ve consumed.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:06:10 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1718 at http://michiganradio.org Four Loko for sale again in Michigan