I'm really surprised you have mold growing on top of an 8% ABV beer. I'd rack it too.By the way, your bartender was an idiot. We have rye here too, although ours actually has to contain more than half rye, unlike yours.
i've been looking for templeton rye forever. you can't buy it in mississippi and i haven't found a place that sells it that can ship here.sorry for the off topic post, but i've been dying to try templeton rye.