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    #4985
    toadnugget
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    I saw today that Sweetwater released a beer called the Sweetwater Extra Chill 420, but I didn’t see anything about it on your socials or your website. I thought y’all had made a beer with Fatty’s Beer Works in Charleston?

    What’s up with the Sweetwater beer? Do y’all have anything to do with that?

    Here’s an article I saw about it: https://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/news/sweetwater-expands-flagship-420-line-in-new-variety-pack/

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    #4986
    DeadPhreak
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    I was wondering the same. I know the Pour House carries Sweetwater beer and so do a lot of other places in Charleston. Seems like Extra Chill would have posted about this if it was official. It would have been a pretty big deal.

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    #4990
    chubes
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    Hey y’all, this was not an official collaboration and we did not know about it until today. We are equally confused and I have reached out to Sweetwater directly in hopes of resolving the issue.

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    #4994
    toadnugget
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    Wait… are you saying… that Sweetwater Brewing might have stolen your name?

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    #4996
    chubes
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    Not necessarily. I said that I was not informed of this before it happened and I’m working to resolve the issue.

    I’ll share more updates when I have them.

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    #4999
    QRiSG
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    I mean….. Yea they obviously did steal the name.. Charleston bars are already saying they are going to stop carrying Sweetwater products.. Extra Chill has been a staple in the Charleston community for 13 years and it’s disheartening to see them ripped off by a regional company with similar ties and interests in music.. I’ve supported that brand for years and now I just have a sour taste in my mouth.. and it’s not from the (insert uninspired weed reference) named beer. Hopefully they do what’s right.. or their product will not be supported in Charleston.

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    #5000
    QRiSG
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    They literally stole our face right off our heads .. they probably don’t know the reference bc they think WSP invented jam music..

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    #5001
    DeadPhreak
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    I’m also a longtime Sweetwater drinker and I didn’t want to be the one to say it. But it really does seem like they stole the Extra Chill name and slapped it on a can without giving credit.

    It’s weird because The Psycodelics, Little Stranger, and Kanika Moore are all playing 420 Fest in like two weeks and they all have strong ties with Extra Chill. If Sweetwater is pushing that beer at the event, it will be interesting to say the least.

    I hope it’s just a simple oversight but it also seems like somebody who works at Sweetwater would have heard about Extra Chill by now considering how long it has been around.

    Definitely not a great look for them in terms of the Charleston market and overall music industry reputation.

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    #5003
    toadnugget
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    Here’s a photo of the beer, btw

     

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    #5008
    toastedcarrot
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    You know you made it when a company as big as Sweetwater is ripping you off…

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    #5009
    MarleyFacedBoy
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    They should at least offer you a free beer, man

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    #5010
    Ravenel_Fridge
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    Wow this is super lame. I have tickets to 420 fest and I was really excited about it. Not sure if I even want to even go anymore.

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    #5012
    TheDevilsLettuce
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    #5030
    chubes
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    This is a tiny picture but it shows the label.

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    #5037
    chucktownboomer
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    This is unfortunate, however, it seems less like they were purposely ripping you off and more like the person who made the decision to name the beer Extra Chill knows nothing about the SC music scene and has never heard of Extra Chill. Y’all are growing, but you are not something like Rolling Stone where you would be recognized by beer makers in Atlanta or corporate stiffs at Tilray HQ.

    Just because some artists playing 420 festival are your friends and you book shows at bars that carry Sweetwater products does not mean that they know who you are. I say this as an old man with a lot of experience.

    That said, doing the right thing still implies an acknowledgement of Extra Chill in Charleston in some way.

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