Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Brewery to Starbucks: Here's $6

Starbucks asked a brewery to stop using the name "Frappicino," spelled similarly to its blended beverages.
ST. LOUIS — A small Missouri brewery has responded to a cease and desist letter from Starbucks  the coffee chain giant a check to cover what it calls the profit from use of the word "Frappicino"   by sending  — a check for $6.

In his sarcastic response letter, Exit 6 owner Jeff Britton also wrote that the brewery "never thought that our beer drinking customers would have thought that the alcoholic beverage coming out of the tap would have actually been coffee from one of the many, many, many stores located a few blocks away." 
Exit 6 posted the letter on its Facebook site and responded with a letter to Kramer and "Mr. Bucks."................. The letter said Exit 6 would no longer use the term "Frappicino" and would instead refer to its beer as the "F Word."


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