The merits of a spiced autumn harvest wine weren’t up for debate in a recent Wisconsin case, C&N Corp. d/b/a Door County Winery v. Illinois River Winery. Just the issue of which one of these Illinois/Wisconsin wineries had the better claim to sell theirs by the name Hallowine and whether priority rights in an unregistered […]
In 2011 Old Chicago was sued over the change from 36-ounce steins to 22-ounce steins that the VIP members of the World Beer Tour get to fill for the price of a regular pint. This amended class-action complaint was filed in the case on September 30, 2011, alleging that the class of plaintiff’s suffered from […]
I had my first High Seas IPA at DTW and thought it was gloriously refreshing. So, I’m disappointed to learn that the assets that had a hand in creating it will be auctioned off tomorrow. For those of you looking for more information about this turn of events, the Lansing State Journal has an in […]
It’s another Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act Thursday here at Libation. A day when we pause to give thanks for beer and reflect on a statute that is expressly involved in how that beer gets from a brewer to the public. As a newly established brewer entering into distribution agreements or as an established […]
In some circles this topic is called the battle of the forms. The ordering that takes place between a brewer, distiller, wholesaler or a vintner and the suppliers that provide things like bottles, corks, caps, ingredients, gas, even office supplies, isn’t always done under a written contract where the parties set out their agreement and […]
The Craft Beer Exchange happens to be one of the best kept non-secrets that Sunoco patrons in New York and South Carolina benefit from. Sunoco’s foray into the world of craft beer through the Craft Beer Exchange isn’t just a brilliant marketing ploy. The Craft Beer Exchange increases the sales of taxable product throughout the […]
We can’t wait to see everyone at the Chicago Beer Festival tomorrow. In addition to the great beers listed, we’ve been informed that a tremendous amount of Chicago breweries will be there who weren’t even on the website. It’ll be great to see all of you.
There are some interesting lessons in a recently decided wine producer/distributor dispute. The plaintiff, Delegat’s Wine Estate Limited an New Zealand wine producer, sued American Wine Distributors, Inc., – a California based wine distributor for payment “for Delegat’s wine sold to customers in the United States in or around fourth quarter 2007”. The amount the […]