Kent Battle Martin has been called many things throughout his time as the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureauâ€™s Malt Beverage Labeling Specialist.
A 2014 Daily Beast profile described Battle as the â€œbeer bottle dictator,â€ characterizing him as the â€œtyrant,â€ and â€œpedantic pain in the assâ€ that has approved every beer label design in the U.S. for the better part of a decade.
Indeed, since joining TTB in October 2004, Battle has single-handedly reviewed every malt beverage label application ever submitted. But on May 28, that came to an end.
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