Todd Antz over at The Keg Liquors in Clarksville, Ind., has taken a stand – with the annual Fest of Ale and Wine just one week away, he has decided not to pour Magic Hat products at this year’s festival, in response to the brewery’s lawsuit threats against Lexington-based little guy West Sixth Brewing.
“Due to popular demand (i.e., my demand), we will no longer be pouring Magic Hat beers at this year’s Fest of Ale,” he wrote on the Keg’s Facebook page. “As one of the little guys in business myself, my heart is obviously with our friends at West Sixth, and we do not want to support Magic Hat and their parent company picking on a little guy like us.”
While this isn’t going to stop corporate bullying by Magic Hat’s parent company, it will at the very least make a statement, one that should resonate with local breweries and wherever you find home-grown Louisville beer. Good for Todd, I say.
Meanwhile, I’ll be looking forward to sampling everything BUT Magic Hat beer next weekend. (I don’t much like their wussy beers anyway …)
What are your thoughts on Antz’s decision? Leave a comment …