Bitter beer battle ends in Henrico
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.