I remember being told a long time ago that the older you get, the faster time goes. I keep find this to be true every month when I get ready to write this and realize that the month has already gone by. March brought my birthday, as well as Sara’s, so happy birthday to us! It also brought more beer news and excitement.
Zeroday Brewing Announces April 8 Grand Opening
In the super awesome exciting news department, Midtown Harrisburg’s own Zeroday Brewing has announced that they will officially open for business starting April 8. After two years of planning, hard work and dedication, they are ready to rock the local craft beer scene. On tap for the opening will be First Born (dry stout), Wit’s End (Belgian wit), Zeroday IPA, and Cheap Date (American blonde). Their house made ginger beer will also be on tap for opening, but you can already try that at The Sturges Speakeasy for all your Moscow/Kentucky Mule needs.
More. Beer. Drama. This time it comes from Bell’s Brewery, one of my absolute favorites. The problem? The word innovation. “Bottling Innovation since 1985” is a tagline that Bell’s Brewing uses, which gave them concern when Innovation Brewery came along and sought to trademark their own name. Now, I’ve met Larry and Laura Bell personally, and respect them for what they do for not just craft beer, but for local Michigan organizations. Despite my own connection, I think this has gone too far. I didn’t even know that Bell’s was using this tagline until this trademark lawsuit came along, and I bet you didn’t either. In fact, on their website, the first tagline you see is “Inspired Brewing.” Laura Bell released a statement on their Facebook page outlining the steps they had previously taken in an effort to avoid full-blown legal action, but as per usual everyone is outraged and marching with pitchforks. Okay, I exaggerate, but people are pretty displeased. I’m just going to sit here and sip my Oberon and watch while yet another legal battle unfolds.