The following year, the two started selling the revolutionary Arrogant Bastard Ale, which helped change the world of beer forever. One employee was subjected to repeated calls at 3am and 4am on his personal cell phone from anonymous Kentucky phone numbers threatening to “get” him. So is he going to take Keystone on next lol dirtbags never change. Can't visit the site everyday like us? 24 “Carrot” Gold: Stone’s 2015 Homebrew Competition Winner. Search query Search Twitter. This is simply ubsurd Koch. On April 5, Stone Brewing Co. Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Greg Koch, announced via a blog post on the company’s website that the San Diego-based brewery has sold its Berlin facility. Well if so, today is the day as Greg will join Reddit for a Reddit AMA on Friday, May 15th at 11:00am PST. “In June they (Stone) had approached us and said that their settlement would be that we relinquish our trademark,” said Hollan. Read More. Larry Bell is even more of a douchebag than Greg Koch. An avid craft beer enthusiast and world traveler, Koch can often be found among imbibers across the planet, enjoying and extolling the virtues of great beer. https://www.stonebrewing.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/stone_location_banner/bistro_escondido.jpg?itok=_u_G3RKH, https://www.stonebrewing.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/stone_location_banner/header_ls_081017_0.jpg?itok=5AFwgKB1, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 Sans Filtre, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station, Stone Brewing - Richmond Beer Dinner With Redemption BBQ, In Response To The Wildly Irresponsible Actions of Local Pioneers / Sawstone Brewing, Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager Cupcakes, Notes from the European tour with Metallica and Enter Night Pilsner, Berlin - Lasting Impressions & Positive Feedback, Stone Minister of Evangelism and Indoctrination Turned News Anchor. { (function() { Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Leave this field empty if you're human: Can't visit the site everyday like us? That’s been my name for 56 years…how long have you been around. I started boycotting Bells over 15 years ago. Beer. Stone gets every name thats stone in it? Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn; Last week, craft beer behemoth Stone Brewing made headlines when it was revealed that the Escondido, CA-based brewery has, in recent years, issued trademark cancellation requests to approximately 100 entities across the beer, wine, and spirits world that utilized the word “Stone” in brands or products in order to protect their trademark. Want to ask Greg Koch, the co-founder of Stone Brewing a question? My name is Scott Stone want to tell me I can’t use it. Read More. … The word “stone” is like the word “water,” you can’t trademark it. Read More. Local Pioneers said they were putting together a settlement proposal and would send it over. can be read here on Stone Brewing’s blog. I will tell everyone I know. It’s a word!! … I’m pretty sure they would have a better case than you Carl. } What a sh!tty person. Classic dick move. “People got really worked up by ‘big beer’ and I think they got really excited. Saved searches. })(); The only reason their lawyer didn’t talk them out of doing this was because they know they can use the cost of litigation to bully smaller businesses. They’ve gone soft and don’t want competition from the small guys who brew true excellent beer. Then the harassment and false statements etc. No exciting bombers, no ground breaking beers, the only “exciting” styles are all just renewed of old beers. listeners: [], Seems pretty reasonable. The brewing community is supposed to be a collaborative non-biased friendly environment. } Job Board. Wow! Read More. The gig: Greg Koch, 48, and Steve Wagner, 54, are the founders of Stone Brewing Co., one of the largest brewers of craft beer in the United States. Stone W00tstout was the first craft beer I ever tried. forms: { I’m thinking I’m done with Stone Brewing now. Beer. Careful their Carl, or Greg, or whoever you are. Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube. Looks like I’ll be making a trip to KY to support true independent craft. What comes around goes around. Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. Saved searches. I’m never giving them another penny. Since 1996, our gargoyle has helped us ward off cheap ingredients, pasteurization and chemical additives... the modern-day evil spirits of beer! Read More. Miscellany. Wait people still drink stone? } They haven’t been relevant or worthwhile in over a decade. I’m done with stone and will be telling everyone I encounter to not drink their beverages. Local Pioneers’ devotees riled up by lies bombarded individual Stone employees with repeated, profanity-laced calls, voicemails, texts, and social media messages. And I’m dissapointed I ever gave them my money. Philosophy. What a dick. Ever heard of pick on someone your own size? But I’ve never heard of sawstone, nor have I seen their beer anywhere near stones. started over the weekend…and on into the following week. WtF are you part of the beer community or any community? Seems some of the original brewer’s have enormously inflated egos. I WILL NEVER VISIT ANY OF THEIR BREWERIES OR BUY THEIR PRODUCTS EVER AGAIN, AND I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE THAT READS THIS STORY TO DO THE SAME. As soon as we knew what was happening, we came up with a statement to say that we condemn those actions. What a disappointment. An Uncomfortable Conversation: Bastard Hits the Road. We waited an additional three weeks to give them an opportunity to get these materials together but didn’t receive them. Boycott stone brewery. Remove; In this conversation There beer SUCKS now! To the untrained beer drinker a mistake could be made there. For centuries, gargoyles have been known to ward off evil spirits. Hollan went on to explain that Stone’s proposal for settlement would have required Sawstone to completely relinquish their trademark and also prevent them from future distribution growth. on: function(evt, cb) { Our Liquid Poem’s Second Stanza: Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0. YOU’VE OFFICIALLY CROSSED THE LINE. It was last year I believe. I get that you have to defend your trademarks, but nobody is going to confuse Sawstone, a 3BBL local brewery in Kentucky, for Stone Brewing. I will never buy Stone Brewery products again. No worries, we've got you covered. Please enable javascript to view this site. Bullsh!t. They did not send it. Read More. Submit your email below to receive our monthlyish newsletter on reviews, tours, events and more! What a douchebag move. They had a legitimate claim when they took on Keystone, but this just a sad attempt to drag their 15 minutes out a little longer. Clearly they weren’t targeting stones customers/market by using their name. Read More. SPEND YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE DOING IT RIGHT WITH A GREAT SENSE OF COMMUNITY, AWESOME PRODUCTS AND THE CLASSIEST OWNERS ON EARTH: RUSSIAN RIVER BREWING, VINNIE AND NATALIE CILURZO. He believes he is better than you and will never understand how you dont see it, too. Loved it at first sip. I’m going to trademark the word ‘beer’ then have EVERY brewery have to go through me to have the word in their name. What a travesty. Remove; In this conversation On Monday, July 20, I personally heard the word “Sawstone” for the first time when some folks began making accusatory and nasty inflammatory comments on my IG account. window.mc4wp.listeners.push( But we haven’t actually been able to speak with anyone at Stone,” said Hollan. On Friday, July 17, Local Pioneers’ lawyers emailed to say they would be making a settlement proposal the following week. A Brighter Shade of Pale: Stone Pale Ale 2.0. (They also suggested we put the entire proceeding on hold, but our counsel said they wanted to see the settlement proposal first.). I’ve got stone merch all over my house. Email address: However, Hollan explained that part of the delay between the two organizations has been caused by the inability to communicate directly. So have they gone after Firestone Walker? What a great way to get people to not want your product. callback: cb A lot of their stuff is mediocre at best anyways. (Cuz your not Bells, Founders, or Short’s). Maybe Mick Jagger and the boy’s send out a cease and desist order on your Beer company under the grounds of brand infringement. 4-5 years ago that’s what stone seemed to be about anyway. Copyright © 2020 Stone Brewing. Stone Brewing is overrated. Stone brewing was great a one point but that was a while ago! Beer. Greg Koch is a douchebag, always has been and always will be. Read More. I will now drink anything but Stone. Miscellany. Stone In the Time of COVID. Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, the groundbreaking San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States.