This Week In Beer News: Godzilla Sues NOLA, Guinness Gets Soft, and Jim Koch Is Filthy Rich
The craft beer industry is currently in beast mode. A billionaire has officially been made from it. And J. Wakefield Brewing killed it with their CrowdFunded operation, raising over $55,000 of the needed cash for its tasting room and equipment. Everywhere you go it's craft beer in your face.
Guiness wants you to know that dignified drinkers drink Guinness.
Guinness Beer Is Changing Perceptions of Beer Ads
This commercial has been making rounds in the media recently. Departing from the usual college humor, TV beer advertisements took a new twist recently when Guinness aired a commercial showing a bunch of wheelchair-bound dudes playing a hard game of basketball. After it was all over, they all stood up, except for one and they all met up later for a pint of Guinness. Whatever the message could be, credit to Guinness for switching up the game. Brilliant!
Creator of Godzilla Sues NOLA Brewing Company for Copyright Infringement
CC Flickr/infrogmation NOLA Brewing Company is being accused of copying the likeness and name of Toho's Godzilla.
Japanese entertainment company Toho is suing NOLA Brewing Company in New Orleans, who is accused of copying Godzilla's name and likeness for one of its beers, Mechahopzilla. NOLA Brewing president Kirk Coco says that his company has not yet been served court papers while Toho is claiming that NOLA ignored a cease and desist order. Just a little reminder that copyright infringement is serious business.