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Old 11-09-2012, 10:49 PM   #21
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How did they not know this would happen on yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/strange-brew-marlborough

Sometimes people forget that consumers have the right to not do business with assholes.

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:56 PM   #22
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The same thing happened with Northern Brewer and Bell's Brewery, over the Three Hearted Ale kit, a while back. People were all up in arms, until it came out that there was no bad blood between the two parties. Bell's was legally obligated to send out the letter, and NB obliged. I wonder how this whole thing will pan out. Legal battles are sticky ones...

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:42 AM   #23
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For the record, strange makes some excellent brews. I go down there every now and then. They had a wet hop Belgian golden strong that is killer, along with a couple other wet hop ales that were killer last month. The pumpkin porter is a slice of heaven.

This sucks, they're really great people.

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Old 11-10-2012, 03:29 AM   #24
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Back in the mid-2000s Saint Arnold (Texas' oldest microbrewery) was challenged by the much larger Sierra Nevada for the use of calling their seasonal pilsner Summerfest. Everyone played nice, and Sierra Nevada even paid the costs of Saint Arnold having to redesign and repackage their product. Common sense prevails sometimes....

http://www.saintarnold.com/beers/summer.html

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:04 AM   #25
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How did they not know this would happen on yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/strange-brew-marlborough

Sometimes people forget that consumers have the right to not do business with assholes.
Unless you're something like Walmart where your sales rival the GDP of a large number of COUNTRIES, you better listen to your customers. Don't ever underestimate your target audience.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:11 AM   #26
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Sad, really. Met the owner at Blues N' Brews a few times over the years, seemed like a nice dude....greed is a terrible thing.

And to answer the above question about beer names, Russian River and Avery both had a beer named Salvation. Rather than cause each other grief, the brewed Collaboration Not Litigation, which is a blend of both beers.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:11 AM   #27
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Posted something to Strange Brew, the homebrew shop's, Facebook page about how their actions are not being well received in the homebrew or craft beer communities (there are also threads on Beer Advocate regarding this) and so they banned me from accessing their Facebook page. Before the ban I made a second post defending them against some guy that was berating them with an excessive use of profanity. It sounds like a bunch of winners are running that shop.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:18 AM   #28
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Back in the mid-2000s Saint Arnold (Texas' oldest microbrewery) was challenged by the much larger Sierra Nevada for the use of calling their seasonal pilsner Summerfest. Everyone played nice, and Sierra Nevada even paid the costs of Saint Arnold having to redesign and repackage their product. Common sense prevails sometimes....

http://www.saintarnold.com/beers/summer.html
Sierra Nevada is one of the best companies in the country.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:44 AM   #29
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How big an asshole do you have to be to take your name from the greatest drinking movie ever made http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Brew and get upset that somebody else might have had the same idea.

Reminds me of this http://bierfesten.wordpress.com/2012...red-betty-ipa/ Bear Republic rips off speed racer for their label design and then claims that somebody else is "copying" them.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:52 AM   #30
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Sad to see this. A Mass homebrew shop suing a CO brewery over it's name. No competition whatsoever between the two but some people these days just like to cry and run for their mommy, or lawyer.



http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociet...ark_threat.php
They kind of have to sue to protect their name.
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