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At this point, I don't know, it is pure conjecture. The indisputable facts are:
A: Bell's filled a lawsuit
B: That is a dick move
C: I stopped buying their products as a result and so did thousands of others


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Session Saison?
« on: March 11, 2015, 02:10:41 PM »
This one would need to be watered down a little to meet 3.5%, but I have made it at around 4% several times. Boil less, cut back on the malt, or add more water. ;)

Perhaps Bell's move was to make sure the IB trademark did not come back to bite them later. Either way it was a dick move, they could have made a phone call and signed an agreement. Simple.

I have no idea how big of a market NC is for Bell's, but I suspect their next shipment not already in the works will be small and the next one even smaller. There will be a segment of the population who will still purchase their beers without knowing about this incident, but this has not and will not help them sell beer into NC. Had I not handed in my Southern Brew News article this afternoon before I saw the article I would have used it as the lead story. That rag sits in the racks at the entrance of every brewery in the South.

Bell's on Facebook
We hear and appreciate everyone’s comments about a trademark issue with Innovation Brewing.
We are doing our best to continue working through this as amicably as possible and are hopeful we can find a mutual resolution.
Out of respect for the legal part of this process that we are now in, we will decline commenting further

The author is known for only writing the truth. I have never seen Tony Kiss allow anything to go to print which is untrue. That being said if someone has additional information, please share it. As it stands right now Bell's is starting to irritate most of the craft beer drinkers in NC and I'll be glad to go store to store and tell owners why I am no longer willing to order a Bell's beer.

The Pub / Bell's files lawsuit against Innovation - AKA suck it Bell's
« on: March 10, 2015, 03:31:31 PM »

I was very excited when Bell's first came to North Carolina and hit the shelves. As far as I am concerned now they can go away. Bell's owes Innovation an apology.

Beer Travel / Re: Asheville AHA Rally at Wicked Weed Funkatorium
« on: February 27, 2015, 02:43:37 PM »
I'll stick it here, list of Asheville breweries and area breweries is at the end.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« on: February 27, 2015, 05:41:45 AM »
Only the front side is scanned and photocopied. It's part of the instructions:

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« on: February 24, 2015, 06:53:04 AM »

80 is a great score since it allows you to take the written exam. It shows you have the ability to write a National score sheet. The nice thing is by the time you get the 20 points required to be National you will more than likely be writing even better score sheet!

Beer Travel / Re: Beercation to Richmond VA
« on: February 22, 2015, 04:54:14 PM »
I think you just didn't go to the right places. Pisgah has always had a lineup of Belgians, Wedge has some as well, it's all knowing where to go.

You are correct you will be SOL if looking for most lagers in Asheville.

New Belgium will probably be up and running next year. Oskar Blues has been going for awhile and Sierra Nevada will have construction completed very soon. Bold Rock is building a cidery near SN and White Labs will have a place soon.

My wife likes Richmond, but she loves Asheville. ;)

Homebrew Competitions / CARBOY Shamrock Open March 7, 2015
« on: February 22, 2015, 07:46:45 AM »
Raleigh, NC - if you can help out with the judging, please sign up.

Beer Travel / Re: Beercation to Richmond VA
« on: February 22, 2015, 07:10:17 AM »
I've been to both too many times to count, but there really is no comparison between Ashvegas and Richmond. Asheville hands down. Before you got there, ask for some suggestions ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Can a boil be too vigorous?
« on: February 20, 2015, 06:04:53 AM »
If you happen to boil off too much, just add back water to meet the volume or gravity desired. The sugars are conserved, they didn't go anywhere.  8)

Beer Travel / Re: Beercation to Richmond VA
« on: February 14, 2015, 07:31:39 AM »
Not me, just a photo I could find. Often he will have a stellar sour draft list. The Pho is great too, but if Vietnamese isn't your cuisine, there is always beer. ;)

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