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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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It’s Barley vs. Burp in Growlers’ #NameYourMascot Contest Final

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadAs we predicted, (it was kind of a no brainer), “Barley” and “Burp” will face off in the championship round of the summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers’ (Northwoods League) fan-driven #NameYourMascot contest.  Read more here.

Kalamazoo Growlers Mascot-Naming Contest

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Vancouver a Model for Hillsboro?

Hillsborough Hops LogoThe Oregonian’s Tyson Alger takes a look at the Single-A Vancouver Canadians (Northwest League) as a model for longevity after the shine wears off the first-year Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League).  Read more and watch video here.  As a side note, we love just about everything about the new Hops franchise, but the team gets a “C-” for Barley the mascot.


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