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Flying Dog Brewery terminates its Brewers Association membership in defense of free speech – WASHINGTON EXAMINER

Flying Dog Brewery terminated its membership with the Brewers Association over free speech concerns on June 1, marking the first time that a craft beer manufacturer split with the powerful trade group. The move was made in protest of a policy the Brewers Association announced in April aimed at cracking down on “sexually explicit, lewd, or demeaning brand names, language, text, graphics, photos, video, or other images.”

Flying Dog, who produces a popular Belgian IPA called Raging Bitch, is no stranger to censorship challenges. In 2009, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission barred the sale of Raging Bitch in the Wolverine State, claiming that the label is “detrimental to the public health, safety, and welfare.” Oddly enough, the label was designed by renowned artist Ralph Steadman, who is best known for illustrating many of Hunter S. Thompson’s best-known works, including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Read more in the Washington Examiner

Photo by Bernt Rostad 

Young Voices is Changing How We Do Applications

Throughout our four-year history, Young Voices has accepted applicants to our Advocate Program on a rolling basis. While this has provided us with a steady pipeline of new talent, we want to make sure that each one of our writers is given the special attention needed to succeed as a rockstar communicator for liberty.

That’s why, moving forward, Young Voices will only be accepting new Advocates on a biannual basis. So, if you know a writer under 30 looking to jumpstart his or her career in liberty, please pass along this unique opportunity.

Applications for Young Voices’ fall 2017 Advocate class are now open for a limited time. Prospective Advocates should apply before September 8 for the chance to join the liberty movement’s premier collection of rising thought leaders.

Announcing Young Voices’ First Annual Report

Over the last twelve months, Young Voices incorporated as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, expanded our staff from two to four, more than doubled our average monthly article placements, and has ambitious plans for growth with radio and TV moving forward. We’re proud to present to you our first Annual Report, detailing our programatic successes over the past year.