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Re: Fake Brew Dog pub in China
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 07:23:44 AM »
Interesting approach to trademark infringement.
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Re: Fake Brew Dog pub in China
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 08:10:26 AM »
As much as I want to believe they're being high minded and whatnot in not going after these guys, I would put good money on what really happened being more like this: "can we sue them?" "yes, and it will cost a bazillion pounds and will take several years." "screw that, let's just turn it into advertising."
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Re: Fake Brew Dog pub in China
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 08:10:46 AM »
* which is a pretty smart move on their part.
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Re: Fake Brew Dog pub in China
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 08:19:08 AM »
Those brew dog cats are so into hype I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't open it and call it counterfeit themselves just for the publicity.
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Re: Fake Brew Dog pub in China
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 10:43:06 AM »
"screw that, let's just turn it into advertising."

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Re: Fake Brew Dog pub in China
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2013, 08:40:46 AM »
I like the implicit threat of "we are coming to visit". I wouldn't like any angry slighted Scotsmen showing up with a score to settle. Regardless of the smiley face nature of their letter.
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Re: Fake Brew Dog pub in China
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 07:22:57 PM »
"screw that, let's just turn it into advertising."

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Hmmm...

How about if the brew good beer. Dead squirrel on the bottle - no thanks.
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Re: Fake Brew Dog pub in China
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 01:44:26 AM »
"screw that, let's just turn it into advertising."

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Hmmm...

How about if the brew good beer. Dead squirrel on the bottle - no thanks.
Brew dog. Mehh...

In spite of the marketing crap, they do indeed make great beer. Perhaps it suffers from the long voyage across the seas?
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Re: Fake Brew Dog pub in China
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2013, 06:52:29 AM »
"screw that, let's just turn it into advertising."

aka BrewDog's solution to everything.
Hmmm...

How about if the brew good beer. Dead squirrel on the bottle - no thanks.
Brew dog. Mehh...

In spite of the marketing crap, they do indeed make great beer. Perhaps it suffers from the long voyage across the seas?
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Re: Fake Brew Dog pub in China
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 07:47:24 AM »
"screw that, let's just turn it into advertising."

aka BrewDog's solution to everything.
Hmmm...

How about if the brew good beer. Dead squirrel on the bottle - no thanks.
Brew dog. Mehh...

In spite of the marketing crap, they do indeed make great beer. Perhaps it suffers from the long voyage across the seas?
At a club meeting a guy shared a Tactical Nuclear Penguin. The small sip of that hot mess of a beer was all I needed. I don't think the trip across the Atlantic was responsible for that.

I think they have some good beers.  I've had a few people have brought back from Scotland vs having them shipped.  They were decent.  Those super freeze distilled 'beers' are really more of a liquor. 
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Re: Fake Brew Dog pub in China
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2013, 10:07:37 AM »
At a club meeting a guy shared a Tactical Nuclear Penguin. The small sip of that hot mess of a beer was all I needed. I don't think the trip across the Atlantic was responsible for that.

TNP and those other super-crazy-expensive-extreme beers are pure marketing. They're not worth it at all. 5 AM Saint, Hardcore IPA, Hoppy Christmas, etc etc - those are super great beers. Hardcore IPA is about as close as I can get to a Pliny-type beer without paying out the nose or flying to California.
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