Loaded like a freight train? Flyin’ like an aeroplane? Not anymore for an unauthorized Guns N’ Roses-themed beer.
Per The Blast, GN’R has filed a lawsuit against Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective’s Oskar Blues Brewery for selling a beer called Guns ‘N’ Rosé. In the suit, GN’R alleges that Canarchy tried to trademark the Guns ‘N’ Rosé name but pulled their trademark application once the band caught wind of what they were doing. In addition to the beer itself, the brewery was also selling merchandise featuring the beer’s logo. However, when GN’R asked the brewery to cease and desist the sale of Guns ‘N’ Rosé beer and merch, Canarchy said they would stop, but not until after March 2020.
While it’s likely Canarchy will now be forced to halt sales well before March 2020, I think we can all agree that Guns ‘N’ Rosé is admittedly a great punny beer name, and hopefully, it’ll live on somehow after all of this legal mess.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.