Starting from this premise, counsel reason that the judge's conclusion was at odds with New York law, stipulated by the contract to be controlling, as last expressed by the Court of Appeals in Feld v. Henry S. Levy Sons, Inc., 37 N.Y.2d 466, 373 N.Y.S.2d 102, 335 N.E.2d 320 (1975). He relied rather on the fact that Falstaff's obligation to "use its best efforts to promote and maintain a high volume of sales" of Ballantine products was not fulfilled by a policy summarized by Mr. Kalmanovitz as being: — however sensible such a policy may have been with respect to Falstaff's other products. In Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp. [6],the US court held that the best-efforts standard doesn’t necessarily prevent the other party from giving reasonable consideration to its own interests. Sign into CourtListener to turn on features like alerts, favorites and more. This and other promotional practices, some of dubious legality, led to steady growth in Ballantine's sales despite the increased activities in the northeast of the "nationals" which have greatly augmented their market shares at the expense of smaller brewers. He sought to recover from Falstaff Brewing Corporation (Falstaff) for breach of a contract dated March 31, 1972, wherein Falstaff bought the Ballantine brewing labels, trademarks, accounts receivable, distribution systems and other property except the brewery. Term No. See Albrecht v. Herald Co., 390 U.S. 145, 88 S.Ct. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 710 F.2d 1309, 1312 n. 4 (8th Cir. See, e.g., Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 601 F.2d 609, 614 (2d Cir. 1. 1983. We can dispose quite briefly of the portion of the plaintiff's cross-appeal which claims error in the rejection of his contention that Falstaff's actions triggered the liquidated damage clause. The latter was not making a commercial loan but was engaged in a program to take control. at 267 n. 7, appellate counsel for Falstaff contend that the judge read the best efforts clause as requiring Falstaff to maintain Ballantine's volume by any sales methods having a good prospect of increasing or maintaining sales or, at least, to continue lawful methods in use at the time of purchase, no matter what losses they would cause. 1979) (“best efforts” under a distribution contract based on distributor's capabilities and prior merchandising of other similar products); Perma Research & Development v. You can try any plan risk-free for 7 days. 5 . He decreased advertising, with the result that the Ballantine advertising budget shrank from $1 million to $115,000 a year. Because of the obligation it had assumed under the sales contract, its situation with respect to the Ballantine brands was quite different. In late 1975 he closed four of Falstaff's six retail distribution centers, including the North Bergen, N.J. depot, which was ultimately replaced by two distributors servicing substantially fewer accounts. James Bloor, as Reorganization Trustee of Balco Properties Corporation, and Cross-Appellant v. Falstaff Brewing Corporation, and Cross-Appellee, 601 F.2d 609 (2d Cir. Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corporation, United States District Court, S. D. New York, No. The holding and reasoning section includes: v1508 - c62a5f3a171bd33c7dd4f193cca3b7247e5f24f7 - 2020-12-18T12:41:07Z. Other cases suggest that under New York law a "best efforts" clause imposes an obligation to act with good faith in light of one's own capabilities. Plaintiff was not obliged to show just what steps Falstaff could reasonably have taken to maintain a high volume for Ballantine products. Citations are also linked in the body of the Featured Case. The Court of Appeals there reversed a summary judgment in favor of the defendant, which had discontinued operating the Savoy Hilton Hotel because of substantial financial losses, in alleged breach of a five-year contract with plaintiff wherein the defendant had agreed to use all reasonable efforts to provide the garage with exclusive opportunity for storage of the motor vehicles of hotel guests. Trustee in bankruptcy (for Ballantine) claims Falstaff breached best efforts thus triggering the liquidated damages clause. However, this was a profitless prosperity; there was no month in which Ballantine had earnings and the total loss was $15,500,000 for the 33 months of IFC ownership. 76 Civ. Consideration is one of the three building blocks of a valid contract, along with offer and acceptance. Defendant appealed the ruling awarding damages to Plaintiff and Plaintiff appealed the ruling dismissing Plaintiff's request for liquidated damages. $0.99; $0.99; Publisher Description. While that clause clearly required Falstaff to treat the Ballantine brands as well as its own, it does not follow that it required no more. Although other issues were tried, the appeals concern only two provisions of the contract. 7 See Bloor v Falstaff Brewing Corp, 601 F2d 609, 614 (2d Cir 1979) (holding that a best efforts provision required the promisor to work to his own detriment to fulfill the promise). (corporation's unqualified obligation to dispose of waste was not excused although severe losses resulted from reversal of government policy regarding nuclear waste disposal); Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 454 F. Supp. Then click here. According to the agreement, Defendant was to use its best efforts to maintain a high volume of sales of Ballantine Beer. change. This action, wherein federal jurisdiction is predicated on diversity of citizenship, "Even if Falstaff's financial position had been worse in mid-1975 than it actually was, and even if Falstaff had continued in that state of impecuniosity during the term of the contract, performance of the contract is not excused where the difficulty of performance arises from financial difficulty or economic hardship. Professional & Technical. Before confirming, please ensure that you have thoroughly read and verified the judgment. Judiciary And Judicial Procedure — District Courts; Jurisdiction — Jurisdiction And Venue — Diversity Of Citizenship; Amount In Controversy; Costs. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school. Co. v. Stevenson, 636 P.2d 1034 (Utah 1981) 45 Lefavi v. Bertoch, 2000 Utah App. Noté /5. Dependahl v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 594 F.2d 869 (8th Cir. The trial court found for Bloor on the breach of the best-efforts clause but dismissed the claim for liquidated damages. Despite the decline in the sale of its own labels as well as Ballantine's, Falstaff, however, made a substantial financial recovery. Brief Fact Summary. See Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 454 F.Supp. United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Falstaff Brewing Corporation was a major American brewery located in St. Louis, Missouri. On June 1, 1969, Investors Funding Corporation (IFC), a real estate conglomerate with no experience in brewing, acquired substantially all the stock of Ballantine for $16,290,000. Fed.R.Civ.P. These included the closing of the North Bergen depot which had serviced "Mom and Pop" stores and bars in the New York metropolitan area; Falstaff's choices of distributors for Ballantine products in the New Jersey and particularly the New York areas, where the chosen distributor was the owner of a competing brand; its failure to take advantage of a proffer from Guinness-Harp Corporation to distribute Ballantine products in New York City through its Metrobeer Division; Falstaff's incentive to put more effort into sales of its own brands which sold at higher prices despite identity of the ingredients and were free from the $.50 a barrel royalty burden; its failure to treat Ballantine products evenhandedly with Falstaff's; its discontinuing the practice of setting goals for salesmen; and the general Kalmanovitz policy of stressing profit at the expense of volume. 23 N.Y.2d at 281, 296 N.Y.S.2d at 343, 244 N.E.2d at 41. 1979); Eastern Air Lines, Inc. v. Gulf Oil Corp., 415 F. Supp. All Rights Reserved. FALSTAFF BREWING CORP United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Clause 8 imposed an added obligation to use "best efforts to promote and maintain a high volume of sales . Falstaff discontinued certain illegal advertising and sales methods and substantially reduced the production budget of the Ballantine brand. 258 (S.D.N.Y.1978), aff'd, 601 F.2d 609 (2d Cir. This website requires JavaScript. Click here to remove this judgment from your profile. Plaintiffs appeal the dismissal of their complaints for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Get 1 point on providing a valid sentiment to this A "yes" or "no" answer to the question framed in the issue section; A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and. 3231 (CLB). Follow New York Law Journal Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. Its sales began to decline in 1961, and it lost money from 1965 on. Bloor (P) appealed from dismissal of its breach of contract claim. After its acquisition of Ballantine, Falstaff continued the $1 million a year advertising program, IFC's pricing policies, and also its policy of serving smaller accounts not solely through sales to independent distributors, the usual practice in the industry, but by use of its own warehouses and trucks — the only change being a shift of the retail distribution system from Newark to North Bergen, N.J., when brewing was concentrated at Falstaff's Rhode Island brewery. 1959), aff'd 298 F.2d 540 (2 Cir. Bloor v. Falstaff has become the standard casebook example of judicial interpretation of a “bes t. efforts” clause. Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp. case brief summary 601 F.2d 609 (1979) CASE SYNOPSIS. 8 694 S2d 784 (Fla App 1997). 214 (1917) (Cardozo, J.). As the New York Court of Appeals stated in. The judge may have unduly minimized this. Defendant appealed from a conclusion of the District Court for the Southern District of New York, which held accused liable for breach of a contractual best efforts clause. 1979) United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit: Download: 1008: Evening News Ass'n v. Peterson: 477 F.Supp. Falstaff argues from this that it was not bound to do anything to market Ballantine products that would cause "more than trivial" losses. No contracts or commitments. practice questions in 1L, 2L, & 3L subjects, as well as 16,500+ case DOCKET NO. (14 Dec, 1953) 14 Dec, 1953; Subsequent References; Similar Judgments; HEIMSOTH v. FALSTAFF BREWING CORP. 1 Ill. App.2d 28 116 N.E.2d 193. With respect to its own brands, management was entirely free to exercise its business judgment as to how to maximize profit even if this meant serious loss in volume. 8. The issue section includes the dispositive legal issue in the case phrased as a question. .." (emphasis supplied). You can try any plan risk-free for 30 days. IFC increased advertising expenditures, levelling off in 1971 at $1 million a year. Plaintiff may recover two-thirds of his costs. Falstaff agreed to use its best efforts to maintain a high sales volume and maximize the payout to Bloor, but when sales slipped, Falstaff did little to stop the slide. 259 (S.D.N.Y. Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp. case brief summary 601 F.2d 609 (1979) CASE SYNOPSIS. would have been different. Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Company. denied, 424 U.S. 943, 96 S.Ct. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee. The lower price for Falstaff was a particular promotion of a bicentennial can in Texas, intended to meet a particular competitor. But that is the kind of uncertainty which is permissible in favor of a plaintiff who has established liability in a case like this. briefs keyed to 223 law school casebooks. Production peaked in the early 1950s with over 100,000 barrels brewed annually. This action, wherein federal jurisdiction is predicated on diversity of citizenship, 28 U.S.C. While that clause clearly required Falstaff to treat the Ballantine brands as well as its own, it does not follow that it required no more. Even without the best efforts clause Falstaff would have been bound to make a good faith effort to see that substantial sales of Ballantine products were made, unless it discontinued under clause 2(a)(v) with consequent liability for liquidated damages. The only attack which merits discussion is its criticism of the judge's conclusion that Falstaff did not treat its Ballantine brands evenhandedly with those under the Falstaff name. US Ct App 1979 • Best efforts to maintain high level of sales. 1978), from which we have drawn heavily, and will state only the essentials. What do "best efforts" to sell a licensed product look like? Garrison, New York City, Andrew Kull, New York City, of counsel), for defendant-appellant and cross-appellee. Citation. However, we do not regard this error as undermining the judge's ultimate conclusion of breach of the best efforts clause. 1979), was not advanced with sufficient specificity to have required consideration. Another fallacy is that, country-wide, Falstaff substantially increased the number of distributors carrying Ballantine labels. 26 Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp Contracts Plaintiff James Bloor is the Reorganization Trustee of Balco Properties Corporation, and Defendant Falstaff Brewing Corp., is a company that purchased the Ballantine brand of beer from Plaintiff. SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY LA W JOURNAL. If not, you may need to refresh the page. However, sales declined and Falstaff claims to have lost $22 million in its Ballantine brand operations from March 31, 1972 to June 1975. Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it. 1983). 76 Civ. Cf. Click the citation to see the full text of the cited case. However, we do not regard this error as undermining the judge's ultimate conclusion of breach of the best efforts clause. One federal district court has recognized, however, that a duty to exercise best efforts ordinarily requires a party to perform "in good faith and to the extent of its own total capabilities." 53-O-6. . With roots in the 1838 Lemp Brewery of St. Louis, the company was renamed after the Shakespearean character Sir John Falstaff in 1903. A. The volume of Ballantine sales decreased due to these measures, but Falstaff's overall financial performance improved. Even without the best efforts clause Falstaff would have been bound to make a good faith effort to see that substantial sales of Ballantine products were made, unless it discontinued under clause 2(a)(v) with consequent liability for liquidated damages. Advertisement. The first chemically confirmed barley beer dates back to the 5th millennium BC in Iran, and was recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and spread throughout the world. Dependahl v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 84 F.R.D. 1975), cert. The burden then shifted to Falstaff to prove there was nothing significant it could have done to promote Ballantine sales that would not have been financially disastrous. In Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., the court held that the “best efforts” standard does not prevent a party from giving reasonable consideration to its own interests.6 In practice “best efforts” is open to judicial interpretation and may depend on the relevant facts and context of the negotiations creating a contractual obligation. The cases linked on your profile facilitate Casemine's artificial intelligence engine in recommending you to potential clients who might be interested in availing your services for similar matters. With 1974 as a base, Ballantine declined 29.72% in 1975 and 45.81% in 1976 as compared with a 1975 gain of 2.24% and a 1976 loss of 13.08% for all brewers excluding the top 15. at 279, that inclusion of Rheingold made "the comparison a conservative one" since "[t]he brewery was closed in early 1974 and production halted for a time." Plaintiff appealed from dismissal of its breach of contract claim. Interact directly with CaseMine users looking for advocates in your area of specialization. 429 (S.D. These are: Bloor claimed that Falstaff had breached the best efforts clause, 8(a), and indeed that its default amounted to the substantial discontinuance that would trigger the liquidated damage clause, 2(a)(v). The royalty of $.50 a barrel on sales was an essential part of the purchase price. After carefully considering other possible bases, the court arrived at the seemingly sensible conclusion that the most nearly accurate comparison was with the combined sales of Rheingold and Schaefer beers, both, like Ballantine, being "price" beers sold primarily in the northeast, and computed what Ballantine sales would have been if its brands had suffered only the same decline as a composite of Rheingold and Schaefer. The price was $4,000,000 plus a royalty of fifty cents on each barrel of the Ballantine brands sold between April 1, 1972 and March 31, 1978. 1979) No contracts or commitments. For example, the Second Circuit adopted a rather high standard in Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 601 F. 2d 609 (2d Cir., 1979), in which a “best efforts” clause under New York law required a party to treat the promisee’s affairs better than its own. Bloor (P) appealed from dismissal of its breach of contract claim. 298 F.2d 540 - ARNOLD PRODUCTIONS, INC. v. FAVORITE FILMS CORPORATION, United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit. 1978) (performance was not excused although financial difficulty and economic hardship, even to the point of insolvency, made performance difficult or impossible), aff'd, 601 F.2d 609 (2d Cir. 7 See Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 601 F.2d 609 (2d Cir. Ballantine had been a family owned business, producing low-priced beers primarily for the northeast market, particularly New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Falstaff appeals from the former ruling, Bloor from the latter. The court in this case imposed a duty on the defaulting party to act in good faith … 1979) (noting that the distributor was not required to spend itself into bankruptcy). GENRE. … 77 (D.C. 1979) United States District Court, District of Columbia: Download: 569 The price was $4,000,000 plus a royalty of fifty cents on each barrel of the Ballantine brands sold between April 1, 1972 and March 31, 1978. 26 Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp Contracts Plaintiff James Bloor is the Reorganization Trustee of Balco Properties Corporation, and Defendant Falstaff Brewing Corp., is a company that purchased the Ballantine brand of beer from Plaintiff. Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 454 F. Supp. Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Because of the obligation it had assumed under the sales contract, its situation with respect to the Ballantine brands was quite different. Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 601 F.2d 609, 614 (2d Cir. The issues on appeal dealt with two clauses in the contract: first, Falstaff's … The issues on appeal dealt with two clauses in the contract: first, Falstaff's promise to “use its best efforts to promote and maintain a high volume of sales” and second, a liquidated-damages clause, in which Falstaff promised to pay a cash sum to Bloor should Falstaff “substantially [discontinue] the distribution of beer under the brand name ‘Ballantine’” during the period April 1972 to March 1978. You're using an unsupported browser. Contributor Names White, Byron Raymond (Judge) Supreme Court of the United States (Author) Created / … Creating a unique profile web page containing interviews, posts, articles, as well as the cases you have appeared in, greatly enhances your digital presence on search engines such Google and Bing, resulting in increased client interest. at 267, that even in the winter of 1975 Falstaff "had considerable borrowing capacity" and indeed "did borrow successfully from Mr. We agree with plaintiff that the percentage figures since 1974 are more significant; at least the judge was entitled to think so. 1941). U.S. Reports: United States v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 410 U.S. 526 (1973). View Case; Cited Cases; Citing Case ; Citing Cases . However, when. Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp. We affirm in part and reverse in part. Lewis A. Kaplan, New York City (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton Alleging that Falstaff Brewing Corp.'s acquisition of the Narragansett Brewing Co., in 1965 violated § 7 of the Clayton Act, 38 Stat. Listed below are those cases in which this Featured Case is cited. Read our student testimonials. In Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., Bloor had sold its Ballantine beer business to Falstaff for a purchase price that included a percentage of the proceeds from future sales of Ballantine.4 In the purchase agreement, Falstaff had agreed to use its “best efforts to promote and maintain a high volume of However, as Judge Brieant correctly pointed out, a large part of this drop was attributable "to the general decline of the market share of the smaller brewers" as against the "nationals", 454 F.Supp. (15 May, 1979) BLOOR v. FALSTAFF BREWING CORP. Bloor claimed that Falstaff had breached the best efforts clause, 8 (a), and indeed that its default amounted to the substantial discontinuance that would trigger the liquidated damage clause, 2 (a) (v). Falstaff was not contracting to be a distributor for another beer producer, the remarks of numerous commentators notwithstanding. BLOOR v. FALSTAFF BREWING CORP. Email | Print | Comments (0) No. Kestenbaum testified that Falstaff placed a ceiling on the prices at which he resold the beer. Falstaff's principal criticism of the method of comparison, in addition to that noted in fn. In any event the Rheingold sales were only 25.7% of the combined sales in 1974 and 16.8% in 1977. We go over the rule itself and the myriads of exceptions and seeming exceptions that apply to this rule. Despite his footnote 7, see note 6. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc. The first chemically confirmed barley beer dates back to the 5th millennium BC in Iran, and was recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and spread throughout the world. Once you create your profile, you will be able to: Claim the judgments where you have appeared by linking them directly to your profile and maintain a record of your body of work. contains alphabet). 1979) (holding, under New York law, that even in the absence of a ‘best efforts’ clause, a buyer would have been under a good faith duty to ensure that ‘substantial’ royalties were paid); Winshall v. Despite his footnote 7, see note 6 supra, he did not in fact proceed on the basis that the best efforts clause required Falstaff to bankrupt itself in promoting Ballantine products or even to sell those products at a substantial loss. However, nothing turns on this. The Court has heeded the Eighth Circuit's request and abstained from ruling on these issues. Bloor (plaintiff) filed suit to recover from Falstaff Brewing Corp. (defendant) for breach of a contract. 258 (S.D.N.Y. The norm rather is distribution through independent wholesalers. There is no need to rehearse the many decisions that, in a situation like this, certainty is not required; "[t]he plaintiff need only show a `stable foundation for a reasonable estimate of royalties he would have earned had defendant not breached'". The judge was entirely warranted in believing that the Rheingold-Schaefer combination afforded a better standard of comparison. 1979) NATURE OF THE CASE: Falstaff (D) appealed from a decision which held D liable for breach of a contractual best efforts clause. Falstaff agreed to use its best efforts to maintain a high sales volume and maximize the payout to … It is not necessary for us to decide whether the district court correctly ruled on the ERISA issue. Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp. case brief. Mr. Kalmanovitz determined to concentrate on making beer and cutting sales costs. Cf. Other comparisons are similarly devastating, at least for 1976. The judgment is affirmed. Read more about Quimbee. See Dependahl v. Falstaff Brewing Corp., 653 F.2d 1208, 1213-14 (8th Cir. During the term of the agreement defendant ceased producing bread crumbs because production with existing facilities was "very uneconomical", and the plaintiff sued for breach. 862, 866 (S.D.N.Y. Beer is one of the oldest drinks humans have produced. It is true, more generally, that the award may over-compensate the plaintiff since Falstaff was not necessarily required to do whatever Rheingold and Schaefer did. We shall assume familiarity with Judge Brieant's excellent opinion, 454 F.Supp. The court held that Falstaff’s lackluster promotional efforts for Ballantine beer. Falstaff Brewing Corp. 9 In this case, Falstaff had purchased Ballantine Ale from Bloor and had agreed to pay Bloor a percentage of the profits from sales of Ballantine Ale. 5, supra, was that the judge erred in saying, 454 F.Supp. Cancel anytime. View Case; Cited Cases; Citing Case ; Cited Cases . Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings, or use a different web browser like Google Chrome or Safari. Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Company US Ct App 1979 • Best efforts to maintain high level of sales. BLOOR v. FALSTAFF BREWING CORP. Email | Print | Comments (0) No. In an opinion that interestingly traces the history of beer, We do not think the judge imposed on Falstaff a standard as demanding as its appellate counsel argues that he did. The judge found that, instead of doing this, Falstaff had engaged in a number of misfeasances and nonfeasances which could have accounted in substantial measure for the catastrophic drop in Ballantine sales shown in the chart, see 454 F.Supp. Though, the ancient Chinese artifacts suggested that beer brewed with grapes, honey, hawthorns, and rice were produced as far back as 7,000 BC. You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. 258 (S.D.N.Y 1978), aff’d, 601 F.2d 609 (2d Cir 1979) held that “best efforts” requires a party to perform “to the extent of its own total capabilities.” Some courts seek to impose a reasonable efforts standard. After having first advanced $3 million to enable Falstaff to meet its payrolls and other pressing debts, he later supplied an additional $10 million and made loan guarantees, in return for which he received convertible preferred shares in an amount that endowed him with 35% of the voting power and became the beneficiary of a voting trust that gave him control of the board of directors. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Danann Realty Corp. v. Harris: 5 N.Y. 2d 317 : Court of Appeals of New York (1959) Download: 343: Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp. 601 F.2d 609 (2d Cir. Defendant appealed from a conclusion of the District Court for the Southern District of New York, which held accused liable for breach of a contractual best efforts clause. is Bloor v. Falstaff Brewing Corp.9 In this case, Falstaff had purchased Ballantine Ale from Bloor and had agreed to pay Bloor a percentage of the profits from sales of Ballantine Ale. A possible objection, namely, that Schaefer maintained its sales only by incurring large losses, a fact now possibly subject to judicial notice, see The F. M. Schaefer Corporation v. C. Schmidt Sons, Inc., 597 F.2d 814, 817 (2 Cir. at 266, is given in Arnold Productions, Inc. v. Favorite Films Corp., 176 F.Supp. 1977), quoting Freund v. Washington Square Press, Inc., 34 N.Y.2d 379, 383, 357 N.Y.S.2d 857, 861, 314 N.E.2d 419, 421 (1974). Wood v. Duff-Gordon, 222 N.Y. 88, 118 N.E. What happened in terms of sales volume is shown in plaintiff's exhibit 114 J, a chart which we reproduce in the margin. Though, the ancient Chinese artifacts suggested that beer brewed with grapes, honey, hawthorns, and rice were produced as far back as 7,000 BC. A summary definition of the best efforts obligation, cited by Judge Brieant, 454 F.Supp. When the Dunkirk, New York brewery was closed in 1985, it was located at 15-25 West Courtney Street.. 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