My apologies to Jbrews and others who feel wronged by Crooked Stave. I would like to offer the following for what it's worth.. There has obviously been a lot of controversy about Crooked Stave at EBF that has left a bad impression for many people. Unfortunately, in no way were we properly represented and it is a hard lesson to learn. We asked a couple of our Cellar Reserve Members to pour for us that live in the Northeast since we were not personally able to attend EBF. This was the first time we have allowed individuals who do not work for Crooked Stave to pour our beer without a Crooked Stave representative present. Unfortunately it is now the last time that we will send beer to an event in which we cannot be properly represented. Also, we would like to apologize to all attendees at EBF who were disappointed in our showing. We realize you are there to spend your time and money enjoying news beers and having a good time with friends/family. There is simply no room for arrogance and unnecessary anxiety at beer festivals. Again, it is a hard lesson to learn on our end that will allow us to grow and represent ourselves better in the future. We appreciate every single person that respects and understands our beer. Being so small, we rely on our fans to share our beer all over the country. It is hard to gain exposure as a small brewery, and POSITIVE word of mouth is crucial. We are working hard to make everything right and confront the issue effectively. We hope that anyone visiting Denver will please pay us a visit and discover what we are all about! I want to congratulate Beer Advocate on a highly successful event and we hope to be invited back next year! Cheers, Crooked Stave Crew!