A while back I announced the availability of uKeg Growlers at MoreBeer.
I received some feedback from people that still hadn’t received their Kickstarter reward yet when that post went live. They were frustrated and I understand that. I was a bit confused myself.
Not long after I spoke, by email, with the folks behind uKeg. They have also published some updates on their Kickstarter page. The short of it (in my words) is… They have been sued in what they are calling a frivolous lawsuit regarding patent issues. That has put them in a cash crunch and in order to get out of that, they have moved into retail sales to fund Kickstarter fulfillment. That’s my interpretation. If you’re interested, I’d suggest reading all of their updates for their explanation.
From their August 14 update…
“Our new motto is: “Sell uKegs, Ship Rewards”
As you know, since a frivolous lawsuit was filed against us, we’ve had to use retail Sales to complete delivering rewards to our Backers. You have been very supportive during this challenge to the project and we appreciate it.”
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