Beyoncé-Inspired Beer To Be Pulled After Brewery Receives Cease and Desist Letter

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)

Okay ladies, now let’s get litigation. A Brooklyn brewery has received a cease-and-desist letter over their Beyoncé-inspired beer named “Bïeryoncé.” Katarina Martinez, head brewer at Brooklyn’s Lineup brewery, created the witty pilsner last fall for an Oktoberfest party that caused her to miss a Beyoncé show. Needless to say, Martinez was disappointed by the letter. “As a Hispanic, female run business, I am very inspired by her so I thought I’d pay homage,” Martinez told Pitchfork. “We’re disappointed she didn’t take it as a compliment, but oh well. It was fun while it lasted!”

Indeed. Bïeryoncé is available in New York while supplies last.

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