Bitter beer battle ends in Henrico

The tasting room at Strangeways Brewing Co. (Photo by Burl Rolett)

The tasting room at Strangeways Brewing Co. (Photo by Burl Rolett)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (RichmondBizSense.com) – The battle over a local beer brand has ended.

Henrico County’s Strangeways Brewing Co. and Massachusetts-based homebrew shop Strange Brew last week settled a trademark dispute that showed a rare sign of bitterness in an industry that promotes itself as a collegial band of brewers.

The fight, which centered on the “Strange Brew” trademark and a pending “Strangeways Brewing” trademark application, resulted in both sides filing lawsuits in federal court in attempt to do away with the other side’s brand name.


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