Tim Myers kicked off Denver's third wave of craft breweries four years ago when he and business partner John Fletcher opened Strange Brewing in a nondescript business park near Sports Authority Field at Mile High during American Craft Beer Week. Over the last few years, Myers has made just about ev ... More >>
Trademark disputes -- some of them nasty -- have become commonplace in the craft-brewing industry in recent years, but most of the ones involving Colorado beer makers have been with out-of-state companies, preserving a congenial in-state camaraderie. But the newest dispute pits two popular local br ... More >>
Left Hand Brewing in Longmont has been looking to get control of the word "Nitro" since 2011, first by wresting the trademark away from a small Canadian brewer that had never used it and then by filing a trademark claim of its own on the word as it relates to beer. But that effort bubbled over last ... More >>
Green Fine Salad Co., a Denver-based company, plans to open its third local location in April at 707 Seventeenth Street -- but this outpost will have another name: Saladarity, a new prototype that, unlike Green Fine Salad, is trademarked. "Green Fine Salad is a name we couldn't protect, so we came u ... More >>
As part of its legal settlement with a similarly named homebrewing shop in Massachusetts, Denver's Strange Brewing Company got its Facebook page back today. Strange had been using another page that it created, the cheekily-named That Brewery on Zuni, since last June when a trademark dispute between ... More >>
Left Hand Brewing altered the beer-drinking landscape two years ago when it announced during the Great American Beer Festival that it had come up with a way to inject nitrogen into its bottled Milk Stout so that it pours smooth and creamy, like a draft beer. Milk Stout Nitro quickly became the Long ... More >>
Strange Brewing is alive and kicking -- as you'll discover if you drop by the no-nonsense taproom on any afternoon or evening. But the Denver brewery lost a big part of its online presence in June because of a legal dispute with a Massachusetts homebrew shop. "They told Facebook we were infringing ... More >>
Dragged Down a Dead End Path
Ska Brewing has been making its Euphoria Pale Ale since 2005, but the latest trademark dispute involving a Colorado brewery isn't likely to make anyone euphoric. On Tuesday, the Durango brewery filed a petition at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, asking the agency's trial and appeal board to r ... More >>
Verboten Brewing, which will open its doors this weekend in Loveland, takes its name for the German word for "forbidden," and is a reference to German beer-purity laws, or Reinheitsgebot, which forbade brewers in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries from using anything but water, barley and hops in ... More >>
When Strange Brewing Company opened in May 2010 and kicked off a wave of new craft brewery development in the Denver area that continues to grow astronomically, owners Tim Myers and John Fletcher became the godfathers to some of those who followed, offering help, advice and support to anyone who ask ... More >>
On September 29, 2011, after the first night of the annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Left Hand Brewing publicly revealed a bottled beer that its owners and brewers had spent two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to create. See also: - Strange Brewing faces a trademark threat ... More >>
Something strange is going on. In September, as Denver's Strange Brewing was gearing up for a small expansion as well as the Great American Beer Festival, owners John Fletcher and Tim Myers got a letter from a lawyer demanding that they change their name. See also: - De Steeg Brewing will open on ... More >>
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