(Washington, D.C.) – Rumors about side deals for tap lines, one of those common back room conversation topics across the beer industry, rarely surface in the public eye. Today, one Flying Dog Brewery rep has apparently had enough and is fed up with it…
D.C. law prohibits manufacturers and wholesalers from giving money or providing gifts to a beer establishment without prior consent of the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. [edit: removed broken link to DC Code, Title 25, §25-735 and 736 - if anyone can come up with a good link, please share in the comments.]
Flying Dog has shown in the past that it takes legal matters seriously having filed a lawsuit against the Michigan liquor control board after the board banned a beer called Raging Bitch.
A rep for MillerCoors’ Tenth and Blake division was contacted though the company had no official comment to offer at this time.