Beyonce gives Brooklyn brewery her bottom to kiss after owner names beer in her likeness.
Queen Bey and her legal team sent a cease and desist to Brooklyn Lineup Brewing, ordering that the company no longer sells its “Bïeryoncé” pilsner, reports Pitchfork.
The labeling of the Beyonce beer mirrored the pink lettering the “Lemonade” singer used on her self-titled album, which she spontaneously released online in 2013.
The owner of Brooklyn Lineup Brewing spoke of the disappointment over the legal letter.
“As a Hispanic, female-run business, I am very inspired by her so I thought I’d pay homage,” Katarina Martinez, the brewery’s owner, told Pitchfork. “We’re disappointed she didn’t take it as a compliment, but oh well. It was fun while it lasted!”
This is the second time Beyoncé has taken legal action against business owners using her image to peddle their products. A few years ago, the 36-year-old singer stopped a T-shirt company from selling shirts that read “Feyoncé.”
Beyoncé is battling her own legal fight as she attempts to trademark the name Blue Ivy, but is receiving pushback from a company with the same name.
Anyone looking to purchase the Bïeryoncé beer can still do so while supplies last.