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Oskar Blues To Change “Gordon Ale” Name

Oskar Blues Brewing (Lyons, CO) to  change the name of their popular Gordon Ale.  Gordon Biersch Brewing recently filed a lawsuit regarding the name, stating the use of “Gordon” violates copyright.

Quoting from Denver Westword Blogs:
Oskar Blues will change the name of one of its four year-round beers after the Tennessee-based Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group threatened to sue the Colorado company for trademark infringement, says Oskar Blues spokesman Chad Melis.

Gordon, the Oskar Blues beer, is named for Gordon Knight, a fire-fighting helicopter pilot and brewer who helped create the Twisted Pine, Wolf Tongue and Estes Park breweries in the early 1990s. Knight was killed in 2002 when the helicopter he was using to drop water on a fire near Lyons crashed.

The beer will be renamed G’Knight, and Oskar Blues will hold a party on February 19 at itsTasty Weasel tap house in Longmont, to celebrate the beer and its namesake. Knight’s birthday was February 20; he would have been 61.

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