Craft Beer Hater Pulls Gun on Customers at New York Brewery
We know that craft beer is big business. People love their stouts, IPAs, and bourbon barrel infused sours, and they love to compare and talk about it. Yep, it's a multi-billion industry here in New York state alone. Some people will even travel from hours away just to wait in line for a whole day whenever a brewery has a limited edition bottle or can release.
But then you have the haters.
The NY Post is reporting that an altercation occurred outside Brooklyn's popular Other Half Brewing Company late Friday night. And according to officials, it all had to do with a bunch of smack talk over craft beer.
Witnesses say they were in line overnight for a Saturday morning special release when a man and a woman began harassing them over their taste for pricy, hoppy beer. Several people in line told the NY Post that the couple were staying in a nearby Airbnb when they started mocking the beer lovers. This escalated back and forth to the point that some in line even threw folding chairs at the annoying twosome.
The Post says the the man and woman went back into the apartment for a while, only for the man to reemerge with a can of White Claw hard seltzer. Eager to show these beer snobs what a man's man drinks, the alleged intruder slammed back his drink and then allegedly threw it at those waiting in line. The taunts continued both ways until the Post says the man went back to the apartment and came back with a Glock 19.
Shocked witnesses in line say they called the police as they tried to deescalate the potentially dangerous situation. The man then put the gun away and went back inside. The NY Post says police quickly arrived, brought the man out in cuffs, confirmed his identity with witnesses, and then took him away.
Not much is known about the craft beer hating gunman, aside from one witness description; "He looked average, honestly. He just looked like a regular white guy with a beard." the witness says the man looked around 30 and may have been from the midwest.
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