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Knoxville’s Marble City Brewing Co. to become Saw Works Brewing Co. after legal dispute

May 14, 2012 By: mike Category: Beer in the news, Breweries, Craft beer

Knoxville’s Marble City Brewing Company, which has been embroiled in a trademark dispute with New Mexico’s Marble Brewery, is getting a new name.

Marble City Brewing Company is becoming Saw Works Brewing Co., reports Knox Beer Snobs.

The new name was inspired by the history of the building that houses the Marble City Brewing Company — it was built in 1960 facilitate the expansion of Wallace Saw Works, once the largest sharpening and refinishing shop of saw blades in the southeast, the blog reports.

But that’s not the only big news from the Knoxville craft brewery.

It’s hired Dave Ohmer, formerly of Woodruff Brewing Company, as Head Brewer, Marble City revealed last week on its Facebook page.

We are excited to announce that we have hired Dave Ohmer as our new Head Brewer, and that he has spent the past several weeks revamping our brewing system, getting us ready to get back to our roots — brewing high-quality, locally-sourced English-style ales. As production ramps back up with Head Brewer Dave at the helm, we’ll be having a few changes at the Quarry for the month of May — call it “Friends Month.” As we’re ordering our grains and getting our yeasts, we want to know what your favorite beers are. So, in addition to a few taps of the “old” Marble City, Dave has picked out several of his favorite beer styles and brands, and for May, we’ll be carrying them in the Quarry. Come on down, try some of our favorite beers, and let us know what you think. And as always, thank you all for supporting and standing by us. Cheers!”

For more on all the changes at Marble City Brewing Co., check out the Knox Beer Snobs blog.