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Growlers Rename Mascot After Barlee/Barley Dispute with Hops

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadBack in December, the Kalamazoo Growlers (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) launched a second name-the-mascot contest after the original name Barlee ran into trademark trouble with the Hillsboro Hops (Single-A, Northwest League), who already had a mascot named Barley.  Keeping with the microbrew theme, the portly bear is now named Porter.  View mascot photo here.

Kalamazoo Growlers Porter

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Growlers Lose ‘Barlee’ Name to MILB, Launch New Name-the-Mascot Contest

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – After a successful inaugural season, the Kalamazoo Growlers will be making a name change to their beloved mascot “Barlee” due to a current dispute from Minor League Baseball and the Hillsboro Hops. Continue reading

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Growlers Introduce Mascot

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadDuring an event last Friday at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, the first-year summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) introduced “Barlee,” the team’s new mascot.  View event photos here.

Barlee is introduced to the crowd, Kalamazoo Growlers Facebook photo

Barlee is introduced to the crowd, Kalamazoo Growlers Facebook photo

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