Here’s a new one for Minnesota, a locally-produced beer in cans with widgets. The beer, set for a fall release, will bring the much-loved Summit Oatmeal Stout from the tap to your refrigerator. I’m told that the test-cans are working quite well and hold up nicely side-by-side compared to the nitro-pushed version. I’m begging for samples, but I suspect I’ll be waiting. This sort of explains why the Oatmeal Stout glasses they’re selling at the brewery are so big. A release party at Summit is slated for September.
And if you believe that… gotcha’! April fools! Unless, of course, I’m wrong and Summit is working on this…
You got me, AND the coworker I told before hitting (read more).
Damn you! I was all excited.
Well the part about the glassware being larger is true, anyway. April Fool’s!
How about Surly’s new announcement on their website?
Oh yeah. Bitter Brewer in cans. No fancy device for making a creamy head…
No, not that announcement. Did you check the site?
I know. I’m attempting to be a smart-ass…
Why isn’t it posted already then? Thought MNBeer was suppose to have news from local MN breweries? 😉
Ugh. I though we alluded to that already, but now I can’t find it.
Damn them if they can’t read the comments…
AB tapping into Surly’s hype machine. hehe. Good stuff.
I mean, THAT IS AN OUTRAGE! SELLOUTS!
Okay-I work for Summit and I was like, what?!. Pure evil.
This was a good April Fool’s Day trick… almost as good as the one we pulled two years ago:
In what many have seen as a surprise move, local bicycle makers, Surly (Bikes) have issued a cease and decist order to local beer makers, Surly (Brewing) with charges of Trademark infringement over the name Surly. This came as quite a surprise to me… I thought there was mutual respect between the two companies, though apparently all is not fair with regards to love, bikes, beers and war.
MNBeer.com will be starting a legal defense fund for Surly Brewing. You can send your cash, your credit cards, beer collections 55# sacks of grain to:
2839 Dumbjoke Street
Ihadto, MN 55426
Ya gotta go with something that doesn’t have legal holes next year.
The Surly one wouldn’t work as trademarks do not infringe one another if the underlying products or services of the two companies do not compete and are not distributed in the same trade channels (think Apple Records and Apple Computers, well that is until iTunes came along).
With this years joke, Guinness owns British patent #1266351 on the can widget.
I can dream right?
this is a sick joke I
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