06 October 2013

Dog Fish Head vs. Whip-In

Earlier this year, Austin's Library of Beers, Whip-In, opened a brewery named Namaste Brewery. Dogfish Head has approached the store about changing the name of their brewery. They have not filed a cease and desist.  Yet.

Apparently, people of Indian descent (and by Indian I mean from the sub-continent of India) can't use a word from their culture, but white guys can.

There is no way anyone could confuse Dogfish Head Namaste witbier with Namaste Brewing Company.  But I understand protecting copyrights. But I wonder what spurred the action? Could it be that on BeerAdvocate, Namaste Brewing scores higher that Dogfish Head Rehobeth Beach?

The truth is out there.

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posted by Jeff Holt at 08:00

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