The rock band Guns N' Roses is accusing a Colorado brewery of piggybacking off their fame to sell beer and merchandise.
The band filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Thursday against Longmont-based Oskar Blues Brewery, which sells a beer called Guns 'N' Rosé, as well as merchandise and bandanas the group says are associated with singer Axl Rose.
The Oskar Blues website describes the beer as, "a crisp AF, subtly hopped rosé-style ale brewed with prickly pear and hibiscus."
Guns-n-Rose bands together sticky prickly pear and floral hibiscus with a subtle hop profile in this refreshing, crisp AF rose’ ale. Available on draft, in select markets now, and we’ll be droppin cans in February. Check below to find it near you.https://t.co/8N7ATICd9K pic.twitter.com/QJWmBbiv53— Oskar Blues Brewery (@oskarblues) November 8, 2018
The complaint says Oskar Blues applied to trademark Guns 'N' Rosé last year and abandoned the effort after the band objected.
The lawsuit says the brewery is still selling the beer and the merchandise.
The band wants a court order blocking the brewery from misappropriating its name, destroying the products and turning over profits from Guns 'N' Rosé and other monetary awards.
Oskar Blues marketing director Kyle Ingram did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment