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...
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...