(Denver, CO) – Strange Brewing Co. founder, Tim Myers, appeared on the Colorado Craft Beer Show on Saturday to discuss the company’s ongoing trademark dispute with Massachusetts-based homebrew shop, Strange Brew.
Some noteworthy quotes from Myers during the broadcast…
“You know, we never would have sold a single pint if we weren’t riding their coattails.” (said jokingly)
“There are always a few bumps in the road and challenges facing any new business but that was one we didn’t anticipate.”
“Our market radius is 30 miles around the brewery in kegs. We don’t distribute.”
“It’s idiotic. It could have been handled a lot differently, it could have been resolved much easier.”
“The good news out of all it is the amazing overwhelming outpouring of support from Colorado craft brewers and beer drinkers. It has been so heartwarming and touching to me.”
A fundraiser will be held to raise money for Strange’s legal defense this month. If the two companies resolve the dispute in time, the money will go to charity.
Myers said some new ten-barrel fermentation tanks will arrive by the end of the month. Production numbers are as follows:
100 in 2010
300 in 2011
550 in 2012
Budgeting 800-1000 in 2013