It seems like you can’t throw a can of Old Chub in Colorado without hitting a beer geek, but an incident in Colorado Springs on Monday shows us just how small the world of craft beer nerditry really is.
It happened at the Hyde Park apartments at 2400 Tremont Street in Colorado Springs. The complex’s manager smelled something funny and witnessed two five gallon buckets with an unknown fluid in them. Thinking he had stumbled across a meth lab, the manager called the authorities, who evacuated the immediate area and sent in the Hazmat team.
The buckets turned out to be a particularly stinky batch of home brew (is there any other kind?) and folks were let back into their homes about 45 minutes later.
There’s no word as to what happened to the beer, but if it made it through the ordeal intact and uninfected, the guy who brewed it can now give it a very cool name, like Tweaker IPA, or Crank Skank Stout, or Hazmat Hop Monster.