Stop Stone Brewing Co and their bullying ambitions

We are a very small brewery, situated in the beautiful foothills of Eastern Kentucky. We opened our doors in August of 2019, with so much support from our local community, as well as the broader brewing community.

Earlier this year, we received a letter stating that Stone Brewing (located in Escondido, CA), filed a complaint concerning our name (Sawstone Brewing Co). Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewery in the country. They claim that they own the word "stone," and that our name infringes this viewpoint. Our name "Sawstone," was derived from the construction materials, from which our building is made -- Sawed, Kentucky, limestone from a (since-closed) quarry down the road from our taproom.

Attorney's fees have already added up, and there are more to come. We want to stop Stone Brewing from their history of bullying smaller businesses around the country.

We hate to ask our community for more help, but right now, we truly need it! You all are amazing!


If you're interested, here is a VERY LONG list of other businesses they're going after this year!

https://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pnam=Stone%20Brewing%20Co.,%20LLC%20%20

We have to stop these folks from bullying.. They've lost their way!

We love you all so much, and greatly appreciate the support! Let's keep our local taproom, and prevent large corporations from shutting down the locals!! Cheers!
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Organizer

Derek Caskey
Organizer
Morehead, KY

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