I went for a tour to pick up ingredients for my next batches last night. Before the 2 hour drive back home, I stopped in for a pint and a chat with the brewmaster at my favorite brewpub. He sold me surplus hops for $10/lb!! Now my freezer is stuffed with Magnum and Chinook, I would have bought more than 2 pounds, but there's no point if I can't use them all up.
When we were getting ready to leave, he disappeared for a bit and came back with 2 full glasses - a hefe and a hopped up APA (~80 IBU, loads of dry hops but only 5.5%) - straight out of the conditioning tanks. He asked me to try them 'for quality control purposes'
Oh, and yes, I had a designated driver.