GUNS N’ ROSES Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Guns ‘N’ Rosé’ Beer

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According to The Blast, GUNS N’ ROSES has reached a deal to drop the lawsuit against a company it claims has been selling a knockoff beer named after the band. Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective had allegedly been selling a beer called Guns ‘N’ Rosé through its portfolio of craft breweries, which includes Oskar Blues Brewery. In addition, the band claimed the company had been selling hats, t-shirts, pint glasses, stickers, buttons, and bandannas with the Guns ‘N’ Rosé name on them. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, GUNS N’ ROSES have reached a settlement agreement with Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective. The band informed the court: “Plaintiff and Defendant CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC have been engaged in settlement discussions since the filing of the Complaint on May 9, 2019. On July 31, 2019, Plaintiff and Defendant reached an agreement in principle that resolves all claims asserted in, and will result in dismissal of, the Complaint. The parties are in the process of finalizing a written settlement agreement and expect to execute a written agreement that will lead to dismissal of the Complaint in the near term.” GUNS N’ ROSES is asking the judge to allow the band more time to finalize the deal, after which the lawsuit will be dismiss their lawsuit. Guns ‘N’ Rosé was described as “a 6 percent ABV ale brewed with hibiscus and prickly pear.” In their lawsuit, Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan claimed Canarchy tried to trademark the name but after the band objected, the Fireman Capital-backed brewery consortium agreed to abandon the application. GUNS N’ ROSES claimed Canarchy originally agreed to stop all the goods completely, but not until March 2020.