So this is awkward. Robinson Brewery, based in the UK, announced a seasonal beer punnily called Hoptimus Prime. Pretty clever and funny, but completely unoriginal. It’s been done before by Ruckus Brewing Co.
A few possibilities as to how this could have occurred:
- They’ve been trying since the Revolution to get back at the US?
- I don’t know, maybe Transformers didn’t hit the UK until the 90’s?
- Stealing names is legal and totally OK with people across the pond?
Either way, looks like they should have gone with ‘Hoptimus Second’.