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Old 05-21-2013, 10:10 PM   #21
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The corporate cats are not happy with the surge of craft breweries. A local brewery named themselves "Fezziwigs Brewing Co." BBC came after them because they have a beer named Fezziwig. This is far more absurd. The logo is similar, but it's not the same!

I agree with everyone else, I didn't care for magic hat all that much anyways. Never again will I drink their beer.


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Old 05-21-2013, 10:42 PM   #22
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I'm actually a fan of #9 and we just started getting it out here. I'd like to see a scan of the lawsuit they were served with before I get out the torch and pitchfork, but if this is really how they operate then Magic Hat, or rather these folks, won't be getting any more of my cash.


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Old 05-22-2013, 12:16 AM   #23
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I was just about to post about this, but I wanted to check and make sure another thread hadn't been started. I just tried the West 6th IPA a few weeks ago, and it's very very good. If Magic Hat has to resort to this kind of garbage, something must be suffering in their business model or their beer. I gladly signed the petition and left a nice message on Magic Hat's Facebook page.

(Although, I must say that West 6th must be thrilled at all this free publicity! )

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:51 AM   #24
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I just signed the petition. Never had any west 6th beer but if I ever have the opportunity I certainly will.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:15 AM   #25
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I don't know anything about either one of these breweries but there are some similarities in the two logos. What pisses me off is, out here there is a general respect and fellowship among the micros. Micros aren't competing wih other Micros as much as they could be competing with the big three. If I was thier father, id slap them both on the wrist and tell them to get along and focus on the big picture. What a waste of time and money.
Whether I think its similar or not, Il sign that petition. That's total bull****.

 
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:19 AM   #26
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Looks like West Sixth might actually be in the wrong according to this statement from Magic Hat...

http://new.pitchengine.com/pitches/0...e-79ecdcd09c15

We need to stop this stuff. We need to be fighting AB InBev and MillerCoors, not each other.
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Check the West Sixth website... they explain their side of the story pretty thoroughly..
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Looks like West Sixth might actually be in the wrong according to this statement from Magic Hat...

http://new.pitchengine.com/pitches/0...e-79ecdcd09c15

We need to stop this stuff. We need to be fighting AB InBev and MillerCoors, not each other.
I don't know, It still seems like the West Sixth name is pretty evident on the label, and "encircled number logo"? That's a pretty broad design style. Surely there are other beers that use it without confusion. Sounds like they just got some dopey distributors.

 
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:35 AM   #29
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#9 tastes like hot rotting garbage. Their decision to sue another company doesn't change that fact. Who in their right mind would buy anything that they honestly thought resembled #9? That beer is the worst.

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:40 AM   #30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJasonT
Looks like West Sixth might actually be in the wrong according to this statement from Magic Hat...

http://new.pitchengine.com/pitches/0...e-79ecdcd09c15

We need to stop this stuff. We need to be fighting AB InBev and MillerCoors, not each other.
Did you read the actual letters? Looks to me 6th was willing to change a few things to help, but magic hat kept pushing and pushing. Finally 6th got pissed off and had enough.

I'm with the local boys on this one!



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