So much for beer people being good people.
News out of Boulder, Colorado, is that Avery Brewing Company had a thief in their midst from March to October of last year.
During his brief 8 months as an Avery employee, Adam
Asshat James Dickinson managed to em-beer-zle (see what I did there) around 570 bottles of rare barrel-aged beers from the brewery, valued at around $15,000.
Among the goodies he lifted were one bottle of 2001 Rogue Old Crustacean Barleywine, several bottles of Duck Duck Gouze, a Sui Generis Barrel-Aged Sour Ale, Black Tot Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout, and several cases of Isabelle Proximus.
Avery reported the theft in October, and investigators arrested A-Dick (as I like to call him) last Thursday at his new workplace.
Cracking the case couldn’t have been too tough, as A-Dick sold several bottles on eBay, and played big-shot-rare-beer-kingpin, giving away a bunch of bottles as gifts. The dummy might as well left a trail of hop leafs from the Avery Warehouse to his apartment.
But at least there’s a bit of a happy ending. While A-Dick is currently stewing in the Larimer County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond, several of the people who purchased beers from him on eBay have contacted the brewery looking to return the brews to their rightful owners.
So I take it back – beer people are (mostly) good people. I guess one bad Adam won’t spoil the bunch.