Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

7 beer labels you might confuse with Lagunitas IPA

News broke today that Lagunitas Brewing has filed a legal complaint against Sierra Nevada Brewing, the heart of which is a trademark violation notice. From the Beer Street Journal: While the SweetWater/Lagunitas situation is behind us, Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada now have a new legal issue to sort out. This one is over the labeling of Sierra Nevada’s forthcoming Hop Hunter IPA, as it relates to Lagunitas IPA. Here’s the breakdown: Lagunitas Brewing Company vs. … Continue reading →

Weird beer news

A couple of weird beer news stories popped up today—nothing “Oregon” about them, but they are definitely notable and unusual. First, from the BBC, Iceland: Brewery makes ‘whale testicle beer’: The Stedji brewery’s Hvalur 2 beer is being sold for a limited period to mark the Icelandic midwinter month of Thorri, the Visir website reports. The testicles of fin whales – which are an endangered species – are cured “according to an old, Icelandic tradition” before … Continue reading →

Received: A very personalized beer

At the end of last week, probably the most unique beer I’ve ever received arrived from AC Golden, the specialty brewing arm of MillerCoors: Here’s a closeup of that label: Very cool, I have to say. Russian Imperial Stout, aged in white oak whiskey barrels. I saw some others on Facebook had also received personalized labels of this as well. Definitely unique and clever, though I don’t really know much more about this beer—the best … Continue reading →