Originally Posted by jessup
wow that vinnie, i hear nothing but good things about him. to be honest i was a little disappointed to hear that tomme arthur was suing moylan brewing for using a celtic cross. not very cool. take an hint from vinnie and avery brewing with their collaboration not litigation beer.
Interesting, hadn't heard of the suit, but what's also interesting and perhaps even a bit ironic is that Tomme was actually somewhat involved in that whole collaboration not litigation project. At the very least, he benefitted from it as the profits were being used to send 5 brewers on an educational trip to Belgium (Avery, Vinnie, Tomme, Sam Calagione from DFH, and Rob Tod from Allagash)!
But, in a community like craft brewing where almost everybody is fairly likeable, Tomme has always rubbed me the wrong way. Every time I hear something from him, or read a quote from the guy, I have always thought, "wow... what a pompous and self-obsessed jackass", and he's the only craft brewer that I can say I seriously don't like, to the point where if I somehow had a chance to brew with him for a day - even if it were using Pizza Port's equipment - I would seriously decline without having to think twice.
After hearing about this suit though, that just further cements everything, and I'm probably not going to buy his beers at all, unless it's absolutely the *only* thing drinkable that's available.