Today in “____ craft brewery is threatening legal action against ____ craft brewery” news…
Flying Dog Brewery has hit Dallas-based Deep Ellum Brewing Company with a cease and desist over their new canned release Easy Peasy IPA, claiming the name hits too close to their registered mark of “Easy IPA.” Maybe it also has something to do with the squiggly, finger paint style lettering. I don’t know, sometimes these things just get silly.
Deep Ellum, in a move that surprised approximately no one who follows them on social media, called out Flying Dog on Facebook today for not picking up the phone and giving them a call before dropping the C&D…
Flying Dog has not issued any kind of public statement on the Deep Ellum dispute so far.
As some may remember, this is not the first time a situation has turned litigious for the Maryland brewery. Earlier this spring, Flying Dog successfully took legal action after the Michigan Liquor Control Commission banned the sale of Raging Bitch. In a post on the brewery’s blog, they proclaimed “Freedom of Speech Prevails.”
Then there was the issue with AB InBev back in 2013.
We’ll continue to update this post with further developments.