Why not just call the guy and explain the situation to him? Get your corny back and explain to him how expensive these kegs are and how a $40 deposit doesn't even begin to cover the cost of the keg, how breweries have to charge mroe for their beer to cover stolen kegs and how it puts a financial strain, especially on small breweries. I bet the guy has no idea that the keg he had was technically stolen. That's what I would do at this point.
Like I said, it's a friend, of a friend, of a friend. If he shows at HBC meeting Sunday, I will. But other than that, my guess is he'll just do the same thing with someone else.
I'll get it back to Juneau somehow.
So, you ask that friend, to get that friend to ask the other friend's phone number.