Brooklyn's Lineup Brewing Ordered to Stop Selling Beer Inspired by Beyonce

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Not so drunk in love.

Nobody can duplicate Beyonce, not even in the form of beer. Brooklyn's Lineup Brewing has received a cease and desist letter for its Bey-inspired beer called Bieryonce, Pitchfork reports.

"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, said. "We're disappointed she didn't take it as a compliment, but oh well — it was fun while it lasted!"

Beyonce is not the first artist to whom Brooklyn's Lineup has paid homage, as there are also beers dedicated to Carly Simon ("I Bet You Think This Beer Is About You"), Notorious B.I.G. ("Notorious") and David Bowie and Freddie Mercury ("Under Pressure").

The beer titled Notorious is described as "a juicy IPA with azacca on the finish. Spread love it's the Brooklyn way," while "Under Pressure" is billed as if Bowie and Mercury had a delicious baby.

Bieryonce will still be available while current supplies last.

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