Mich. liquor commission facing suit over beer name

A Maryland-based brewery is suing the Michigan Liquor Control Commission over the agency's decision to reject labels for the bottler's "Raging B----" beer.

Flying Dog Brewery is asking a federal judge to issue an injunction overriding the board's decision and allow it to advertise and sell the beer in Michigan.

Frederick, Md.-based Flying Dog says it has refrained from retailing the beer in the state out of fear of criminal penalty for selling without a license.

State Liquor Control Commission official Sharon Martin tells The Associated Press the agency hasn't seen the lawsuit.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Flying Dog markets approved labels in Michigan, including "Doggie Style" Classic Pale Ale and "In Heat Wheat" Hefeweizen Ale.

The suit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids