Moonshine, that bitter ambrosia of the Prohibition era, is apparently making a comeback in parts of Virginia, according to state authorities. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control seized five stills in raids this month; the agency says the illegal liquor trade seems to be reemerging in part because of a tough economy, the Roanoke Times reported.
Meanwhile, Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery is suing Michigan’s liquor commission after the agency rejected a beer label for “Raging Bitch” beer, a Belgian-style India pale ale.
The commission rejected the name because it features an expletive, prompting the Frederick-based brewery to accuse the board of censorship.
Michigan’s Grand Rapids Press reported that Flying Dog has sold other creatively named beers in Michigan without issue:"Doggie Style" Classic Pale Ale, "In Heat Wheat" Hefeweizen Ale and "Old Scratch" Amber Lager.