Guns N' Roses has filed a lawsuit against a company that it claims has been selling a knockoff beer named after the band. Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective has allegedly been selling a beer called Guns 'N' Rosé, along with hats, t-shirts, pint glasses, stickers, buttons, and bandannas with the Guns 'N' Rosé name on them.
The beer itself is described as “a 6 percent ABV ale brewed with hibiscus and prickly pear.”
The lawsuit, filed by Guns members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, claims that the Colorado-based Canarchy tried to trademark the name but after the band objected, the brewery consortium agreed to abandon the application.
The band also claims that it reached out several times to tell Canarchy to stop selling all merchandise with the name completely and say that Canarchy agreed to stop, but not until March 2020.
That position was rejected by the band members, who claim that Canarchy “has refused to immediately and completely cease sales and marketing” the beer and all the goods. Guns N’ Roses is suing for trademark infringement and seeking unspecified damages.