It has come to my attention that one of my least favorite things in the world, patent lawsuits, has gotten involved in one of my favorite things in the world, craft beer. Magic Hat, the Vermont based makers of the pretty darn good and well known Magic Hat #9 have sued the West Sixth Brewing Company out of Lexington, KY for copyright infringement based on their logo. Apparently, a 6 looks too much like a 9. http://consumerist.com/2013/05/22/mag…

As someone who spent a majority of my beer drinking years in Lexington, I decided to take a trip back there yesterday to see if the beer was actually any good. I found all four of the varieties that they had there to be excellent and fairly authentic to the style in which they were made. I also found that this is a big issue up there.

Here is a link to West Sixth's site: http://www.westsixth.com/no-more-magic-…