The First Amendment Society, born of our Raging Bitch settlement, is hosting The Slants, a Portland-based all-Asian American dance-rock band whose request to trademark their name was denied by the Patent and Trademark Office. The rock group whose case is waiting to be decided by the Supreme Court will take the stage from 6-8 pm in our tasting room for a Sunday evening that will resurrect your love for good music and good beer.
“We’re rooting for Simon Tam because it is beyond crazy for bureaucrats to tell an all Asian-American band that they are disparaging themselves by naming their band The Slants, and therefore the PTO won’t trademark the name. Simon should be allowed to name his band whatever they hell he wants,” said Jim Caruso, CEO of Flying Dog Brewery. “And we’re thrilled,” he added, “to host The Slants at the brewery because they are one seriously talented band!”