The owner of a Missouri brewery wrote a response and sent a $6 check to Starbucks after an attorney sent him a cease and desist letter on behalf of the coffee chain, TV station KDSK reports.
Exit 6 Pub and Brewery posted a picture of a letter on Facebook, saying they received it earlier in December.
The letter from attorney Anessa Owen Kramer asked the business to stop calling a porter "frappicino" because it could cause confusion with customers.
The business responded sarcastically to Kramer and Mr. Bucks, apologizing for the infringement and any confusion it may have caused.
Owner Jeff Britton said in his response he would not use "frappucino" or "frappicinio" any longer and changed the name of the beer to "The F Word."
Included with the letter was a $6 check for the three sales of the beer noted through the social network Untappd, which is how Starbucks discovered the beer.
"We just want to help a business like Starbucks. Us small business owners need to stick together," Britton wrote.
Read both letters in their entirety below. (http://www.scribd.com/doc/194086186/Exit-6-Starbucks-letter)