This is a great example of a case where a little communication goes a long way. HammerHeart Brewing planned on producing a beer called Black Cascade. As luck would have it, a Colorado brewery, TRVE Brewing already has a beer on the market with said name. Long story short, Austin from HammerHeart humbly reached out to TRVE and now there are two Black Cascades available for your imbibing pleasures.
The end result of our discussion, as I mentioned before, is a handshake agreement that we’ll both continue brewing our respective Black Cascades, and that no harm will come of that. Our collective stance is that this industry is being infected with litigation. Why a bunch of breweries claiming to be humble, artisinal, community-oriented, small batch, blabbity blah need to sue each other is a mystery to both our breweries, but we’re not going to be a goddamned part of it.