The Secret Sauce: Protecting Brewing Recipes and Processes – The Role of Employee Agreements

Recently, my colleague Roger Zimmerman provided a helpful primer on how to protect the intellectual property of a brewer’s operation through copyright and trademarks. There is, however, another area that brewers must consider when protecting their business: their workforce. As a brewer’s business expands, and more and more employees are hired, the brewer-as-employer must grapple…

While Consumers “Drink Local,” Brewers must “Think Local” About the Environment: Yuengling to Pay Almost $10 Million to Address Environmental Violations

Pursuant to a Consent Decree filed with the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania federal court on June 23rd, D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. (“Yuengling”) has reached agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) over alleged Clean Water Act violations. It is alleged that Yuengling violated requirements of the Clean Water Act during the seven-year span from 2008 to…