Brewing in the Zone: A Zoning Primer for Brewers

Imagine finding the perfect site for your new brewery and tap room—it’s spacious, inexpensive, and conveniently located—only to be told by your lawyer that breweries aren’t allowed in that particular location. This is the reality that many brewers face since, traditionally, breweries have been relegated to industrial districts under local zoning by-laws that lump breweries…

California District Court Disposes of Challenge to MillerCoors’ Marketing of Blue Moon

During an apparent respite from the controversy surrounding the Trump University Case, California District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel recently found time to dispose of another high profile case in which a craft beer enthusiast accused MillerCoors of deceptively marketing its popular Blue Moon Belgian-style beer. Parent v. MillerCoors has been lingering since October of 2015,…