We are pleased to announce that our lawsuit with New Belgium Brewing is finally behind us. The judge dismissed it and agreed that the jurisdiction of Colorado was not appropriate. New Belgium claimed that our attendance at GABF satisfied “minimum contact” which was absurd and very costly to defend. Rest assured small brewers of America, you CAN participate in the Great American Beer Fest without falling under the long arm of Colorado law or violating the laws of interstate commerce created by your respective State’s beer distribution governance. NBB continues to say that we do not want to settle. This remains untrue. We have made multiple offers, even traveled to meet with them in Denver; however they won’t send anyone with the authority to make a settlement decision and reject all of our offers.
We are overwhelmed w/ the outpouring of support from our fans and appreciate all the letters, tweets and emails. We will be steadfast in defending our rights to our beers and continue to brew and distribute (the original) SLOW RIDE. To all the small craft breweries across the land , keep brewing great beer and keep fighting the good fight – you’ll always have a seat at our table! Best, OTXBC