Coronavirus, Corona Beer & Headline Culture

Coronavirus, Corona Beer & Headline Culture

With concern about the Coronavirus growing, it’s of little surprise that misinformation about the pandemic is also spreading. In fact, there are a number of myths about the virus that people seem to be holding onto, one having to do with one of the largest beer...
All About Ownership: Part I

All About Ownership: Part I

As we close out 2019, we turn our attention to the buy-outs, mergers and brewery sales that have occurred this past year. Whether it was AB InBev completing their buy-out of Craft Beer Alliance (Kona, Redhook, Widmer), Sam Adams buying Dogfishhead or New Belgium...
SDBW: The Hoppiest Time of the Year

SDBW: The Hoppiest Time of the Year

It’s here…San Diego Beer Week! The week of non-stop, beer-centric events both inside breweries and tasting rooms and around town at bars and restaurants that shows just how much San Diego loves craft beer. This year, there are more than 300 SDBW events...
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...