Burning Trademarks

Burning Trademarks

Mark Twain famously said, “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope.” This is never truer than in craft beer. From names of breweries to beer names to logos, our...
What’s in a Trademark?

What’s in a Trademark?

With the craft beer industry growing at the rate it has, so has the issue with trademark infringement on labeling, logos, and marketing. At the heart of trademark infringement is whether or not there is a likelihood of confusing consumers as to the origin of the...
North County Breweries Hit By Cash Box Bandit

North County Breweries Hit By Cash Box Bandit

In the last couple of weeks, North County San Diego has been hit by a string of burglaries that have targeted local craft breweries, meaderies, cideries, a winery and a couple of craft beverage purveyors. So far, it sounds like more than 16 spots have been broken into...
The Murky History of the IPA

The Murky History of the IPA

With the triple IPA season upon us, we thought it would be a good time to revisit the origin story of the mighty IPA. What’s interesting is that the story of how IPAs got their start is somewhat hazy. The most well-known storyline appears to swing from...