Imagine this... You're at a small, low key, beer-centric establishment on a Saturday night, enjoying a nice brew or two, when a roving mob of Hopslam fanatics storm in and proceed to order ALL of the bar's supply of the aforementioned DIPA. The already tipsy bunch gets increasingly wrecked throwing back 10% hop nectar like it's going out of style, basically laying slaughter to the bar's usually laid back / pub-like atmosphere. Anyway - after these guys and gals realized they had extinguished the Hopslam supply, polished off their pints and pretty much laid waste to the place leaving the usual, well-behaved patrons in a slight state of shock and disgust, things went back to normal. Too bad anyone that might like to have (or potentially try for the first time) a Hopslam wouldn't have the opportunity since a pack of drunks came in, hell bent on drinking it all themselves - even going so far as to buy two at a time as a front to buying one for a buddy, only to double fist. I don't think I've ever seen such a lack of respect for craft beer... Not only were these guys in the bar twice (I'd later find out): to pound Hopslam... go elsewhere for dinner... then come back to finish the Hopslam, they were obviously piss drunk and ridiculously obnoxious - not to mention greedy as hell. Unfortunately the staff at this place was undermanned and just couldn't deal with this crowd - this scene is definitely not the norm, and I'm sure they weren't expecting such shenanigans. In hindsight, maybe it was a blessing that they ran out. But... such a shame that our enthusiasm for certain beers can lead to such behavior. This experience left me with a bit of a bad taste in my mouth (which was certainly not literal, as they had Sculpin on draft), but I'll get over it. I'm sure many of you have unfortunately had similar experiences at bars, beer fests or even retail outlets, too. As the "on the ground" supporters and representatives of great craft beer, let's not forget to Respect Beer.