Guns N" Roses have reportedly taken legal action against Canarchy Craft Brewery over their Guns "N' Rosé beer.
The band filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Thursday against Longmont-based Oskar Blues Brewery, which sells a beer called Guns "N" Rosé, as well as merchandise and bandanas the group says are associated with singer Axl Rose.
Now we have the unusual case of Guns N' Roses taking legal action over a knockoff beer and merchandise.
Oskar Blues is part of the Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective.
The band is seeking triple damages and a halt to sales of infringing products.
It's claimed the brewery previously tried to trademark the Guns "N" Rosé name but scrapped those plans as soon as Axl, Slash, Duff and co. objected. According to documents, the beer and accompanying merchandise is set to be sold until March 2020.
"As a direct and proximate result of Defendant's wrongful acts, GNR has suffered and continues to suffer and/or is likely to suffer damage to their trademarks, business reputation, and goodwill", the complaint read. The brewery, its outside law firm and Canarchy did not immediately respond on Friday to requests for comment.
A tweet from the brewery's official account dating back to November 2018 describes the ale as "sticky prickly pear and floral hibiscus with a subtle hop profile".