Last week we brought you the news that Marble City Brewing Company would not have their beer hitting the Knoxville market as soon a planned, due to a lawsuit filed against them by Albuquerque's Marble Brewery.
Well, tonight, it seems, the issue may have been resolved - not in court, but over a couple of beers. The Bearden Beer Market has just posted on its Facebook page:
"Major Development!! Marble City and Marble Brewery just had a Summit at BBM!! They have decided to co-exist in Knoxville! Marble City is now READY TO START ROLLING OUT BEER!!!!!!!!!!"
We put in a call to Marble City's Johnathan Borsodi, who confirmed that after meeting tonight, Marble Brewery's Jeff Jinnet had agreed to let Marble City sell their beer in Knoxville without changing the name, although obviously no legal paperwork has yet been signed.
"After meeting today, we are ramping up production to get beer on the market as quickly as possible," Bordsodi says. "We will be firing up the brewhouse tomorrow."
Thomas Namey of Namey Design Studios sent us a few photos of this historic Marble beer summit: