<intoning the voice of the late Paul Harvey>
AND NOW........THE REST OF THE STORY......
So, I was in my local pub the other day, and mentioned to the bartender that I just got back from vacation in Northern California and really enjoyed a beer called Hop Rod Rye.
"Coincidentally," he replied, "I have a keg of that in the cooler. That's next on our rotator tap."
So today, I walk in the bar, and order a Hop Rod Rye. The beer comes back.....and it is a Black IPA.
Fortunately, I had been at the Healdsburg brewpub two weeks ago, and knew exactly what was up.
"Tom, I'm afraid I have some bad news for you." I told my favorite barkeep. "This beer isn't Hop Rod Rye....it is Red Rocket Ale."
Tom went back to the cooler to check the tag on the keg. It was a handwritten tag that said Hop Rod Rye.
So there is two important points to be learned here:
1. Quality control ain't so good at Bear Republic.
2. Denny Conn is never wrong (well, we all know that already, but this thread made him look somewhat fallible. I'm glad I corrected that).