“The sale of the Monkey Paw brand allows Coronado to focus its financial and human resources on growing the Coronado brand. The company will continue to operate the Monkey Paw pub in downtown San Diego while offers are entertained,” a Coronado press release stated.
The East Village space itself, including the brewery and pub, is also up for sale.
On April 25, 2018, Monkey Paw founder Scot Blair filed a breach of contract/warranty lawsuit against the company, alleging that he is owed $33,534.00, plus interest, from a “written promissory note” on or about September 1, 2017.
Just last month, Monkey Paw won a gold medal at the World Beer Cup for MacGavin’s Plaid Monkey, a Scottish-style ale. Coronado officials accepted the award; Blair was not present on stage.
Coronado declined to comment on the suit, while Blair did not respond by time of publication.