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Old 03-23-2011, 06:27 AM   #1
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"Northern Brewer was sent a cease and desist letter yesterday afternoon from an attorney representing Bell’s Brewery over the name of one of their home brew kits, 'Three Hearted Ale.'”

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Old 03-23-2011, 07:40 AM   #2
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:44 AM   #3
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Awwwww. Booooo to Bells. They are not "required" to defend their patent.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:53 AM   #4
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Change it to Heartless ale

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Old 03-23-2011, 08:32 AM   #5
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That's not gonna win em any friends.

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Old 03-23-2011, 09:22 AM   #6
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The kit formerly known as three hearted ale

im sure there has been quite a backlash by now, even on the brewery's own facebook page, that they will reverse course

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Old 03-23-2011, 09:28 AM   #7
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Now featuring "Three Fart Ale"
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:51 AM   #8
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I was going to say "cease and desist ale," but "heartless" is way more appropriate.

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Old 03-23-2011, 10:59 AM   #9
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....following Apple's lead, how about a "Sosumi" ale?
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:25 AM   #10
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This is great advertising for Northern Brewer. Bell's is basically saying that they are scared by how close the beer is to theirs. I'm going to buy a kit now.

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