GNR Files Lawsuit Against Colorado Brewery
It won’t be paradise for Colorado-based beer brewery, as Guns N’ Roses has filed a trademark lawsuit to halt a malty beverage, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
GNR has an issue with Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective’s Oskar Blues Brewery for selling a beer called Guns ‘N’ Rosé. The brewery–which described the brew as a drink that “bands together sticky prickly pear and floral hibiscus with a subtle hop profile in this refreshing, crisp AF rose’ ale” is under fire for improper usage of the band’s name.
The band contends the brewery tried to brand the ale in 2018 without the band’s “approval, license, or consent.” The group sent a cease and desist order, but the brewery continued to sell it–and branded merchandise– without permission.
The band is asking the court to ban the brewery from making or selling the Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale, and deliver to them for destruction any remaining stock. They’re also seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Guns-n-Rose bands together sticky prickly pear and floral hibiscus with a subtle hop profile in this refreshing, crisp AF rose’ ale. Available on draft, in select markets now, and we’ll be droppin cans in February. Check below to find it near you.https://t.co/8N7ATICd9K pic.twitter.com/QJWmBbiv53
— Oskar Blues Brewery (@oskarblues) November 8, 2018