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North Coast Brewing Company’s Brother Thelonious Returns to Market

The Belgian-style abbey ale is back on shelves following settlement of legal action

North Coast Brewing Company's Brother Thelonious
North Coast Brewing Company’s Brother Thelonious

North Coast Brewing Company’s Brother Thelonious Belgian-style abbey ale has returned to the market after having halted production last summer. The reason for the interruption was a lawsuit filed by Thelonious Monk’s son, T.S., who accused the beer company of unfairly profiting from his father’s image.

North Coast had been donating profits from sales of the beer to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, but T.S. took issue with the company selling merchandise featuring his father’s likeness.

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