Magic Hat v. West Sixth – A Lesson in Using Social Media to Supplant the Law?

The team over at Beerpulse is doing a great job covering the dispute that’s turned into a public-press-release-tennis-match between Magic Hat Brewing and Lexington, Kentucky’s West Sixth Brewing. For those of you looking for a full copy of the complaint that Magic Hat filed, along with all the exhibits, here it is. Given the standards […]

All Hat, No Cattle: Suit Over Anheuser-Busch’s 5% ABV Statements Doesn’t Allege a Violation of Federally Mandated Tolerance Levels

The recent class action lawsuit filed against Anheuser-Busch Companies requesting damages is getting more attention than it deserves.  The case appears to have sparked some interest given the recent Maker’s Mark fiasco about diluting alcohol content. But the AB suit is different.  It is about the advertised alcohol content, at least that’s what everyone is […]

Alternating Proprietorship Requires Strict Segregation

It’s another Alt-prop/Contract Brewing Tuesday here at Libation.  That’s when we bring you some discussion on alternating proprietorships or contract brewing… sometimes both. Today we’d like to take a look at some specifically forbidden activities under these arrangements.  Specifically, segregating the host and tenant’s beer and wine.  This may seem like a no-brainer, but it […]