Because Law and Beer. What’s Not to Love?

Craft brew samples lined up on the edge ofa barIt’s Friday. Tonight, after you lock the office, close the books, feed the dog, you may, like many others, head out to quaff a few locally crafted brews. Read this first and you may find yourself calling it “legal research.”

Craft beer, you see, is big business. In fact, craft brewing is the primary driver of growth in the U.S. beer industry. According to the Beer Institute, while beer sales were down overall in 2013, craft beers were up significantly, 18 percent in volume and 20 percent in sales. The 2014 figures aren’t out yet, but it looked to be an even better year, and as with any industry, the growth of craft brewing has meant start-ups, legislation, and litigation.

Beer attorney. It’s a thing, and we would be remiss if we didn’t bring the following resources to your attention.

The Brewery Law Blog, “Beer Law News & Legal Insight from the Brewery Attorneys at Reiser Legal.”

San Diego Craft Beer Law Blog by Candace Moon, “The Craft Beer Attorney.”

Trademarkology, a blog maintained by the Southeastern trademark firm Stites & Harbison. Do a search on “beer,” and see the latest news from the intersection of trademark and beer.

“Popping the Cap on Georgia’s Craft Brew Industry” from Georgia Trend Magazine’s July 2014 issue, learn more about Georgia’s own craft brew and microdistillery scene.

Read responsibly. We’ll post more as we find them.

Cheers!

Photo: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr, Creative Commons

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