Last Friday, on Halloween, I went into Coronado Brewing's Linda Vista brewery and tasting room looking for a bottle of Coronado's Punk'in Drublic pumpkin ale. There were no bottles of it in the tasting room's fridges, and I asked a woman working at the brewery if there were any more bottles available. She checked with several people and then told me that the beer was sold out at that location, and that a barrel-aged beer version of Punk'in Drublic would be available during San Diego Beer Week. Disappointed, I decided to get a taster of Punk'in Drublic to see what I was missing while I thought of where else I could buy a bottle. (It's good; a dark, chewy ale.)
While I was waiting for my taster, the same employee came up to holding three bombers of Punk'in Drublic, and said the owner had kept three bottles for himself, but wanted me buy them. I bought two, not wanting to seem greedy. I was impressed by Coronado's effort - from employee to owner - to help me, just a random customer. Respect.
I will write up my review of Punk'in Drublic in a separate post.