Six Minutes With Brent Mills, Co-Founder & Brewmaster At Delta’s Four Winds

RBS beer industry lawyer and Craft Counsel blog contributor Carlos Mendes recently interviewed Brent Mills, Co-Founder and Brewmaster at Delta’s Four Winds Brewing, for Scout Magazine.  In the interview, Carlos […]

Lessons to be Learned from Other Brewers’ Trademark Fights

As a craft brewer, you know the importance of choosing a unique name for your brewery and your beer.  Those names are how your customers find you, talk about you, […]

Can Blue Moon’s new marketing campaign help the craft beer industry?

In a recent article in Craft Brewing News, writer Chris Crowell suggests that Big Beer campaigns promoting their “craft beer” will indeed help the craft beer industry. While he does […]

TTB accepts AB InBev’s $300,000 offer to settle for alleged trade practice violations

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted a $300,000 settlement offer in compromise from Anheuser-Busch, LLC for alleged violations of the trade practice provisions of the […]

Is AB InBev trying to acquire yet another craft brewery?

Much has been written about AB InBev’s impending mega-merger with SABMiller. AB InBev’s acquisition of several popular craft breweries in the U.S. has similarly caught many in the craft beer […]

The benefits of allowing ‘Neighbourhood Public Houses’ in Vancouver

Vancouver’s current zoning regime prohibits small, community pubs in residential neighbourhoods. RBS lawyer Carlos Mendes recently wrote a piece in Scout Magazine on how the creation of a “hybrid” zoning […]

RBS lawyer Carlos Mendes joins Scout Magazine as their feature beer writer

RBS beer industry lawyer and Craft Counsel contributor Carlos Mendes recently took up a post as Scout Magazine’s beer writer. Here’s his first article for AWESOME THING WE DRANK on […]

Will AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller hurt the craft brewing industry?

In case you haven’t heard, Anheuser-Busch InBev is slated to acquire SABMiller for approximately $106 billion, a deal that would combine the two largest brewer’s in the world. The two […]

Brassneck Brewery – Spirit of DIXmas

The last of our featured “12 Beers of Christmas” is the Spirit of DIXmas. This beer is a strong 7.5 per cent bold, old-school IPA with a malty and bitter flavour […]

Four Winds Brewing Co. – Sovereign Super Saison

The eleventh beer of our featured “12 Beers of Christmas” is the Sovereign Super Saison. You’ll find a commercial description of the beer below: “Appearance is pale with hues of straw and […]