A Chicago brewmaster whose family recently sold their small brewery to Budweiser celebrated over the weekend by offering a local bartender a special batch of his own personal pale ale.It's the Chicago way.
Greg Hall, chief brewer at Goose Island, a Windy City craft brewery, urinated in two beer glasses at the nearby Bangers & Lace bar during a Friday night drinking binge, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Hall sheepishly apologized to bar employees and told The Tribune that he didn't remember much from the incident, but that he felt awful about it.
"I did what I did and I take responsibility for it," he said. "I wouldn't stand it if someone did it at my place or if one of my people did something like that."
A Bangers bartender told the paper that Hall and some of his brewery pals had spent several hours getting trashed on Goose Island's strongest Belgian-style ales when he spotted Hall "leaning against the front of the bar, looking down."
After Hall finished up, the bartender, Matty Eggleston, heard him tell his friends, "Don't drink that," according to The Tribune.
Eggleston said he confronted Hall, who told him the glasses were filled with beer.
The bartender sarcastically suggested a toast, but the 45-year-old brewer took off, leaving the glasses on a ledge near the door.
Eggleston said even though Hall apologized on Saturday with a Facebook message and a free case of Goose Island Big John Stout, he wasn't exactly ready to crack open a few cold ones to smooth things over.
"It was disgusting, vile and revolting," he told the paper. "We all do dumb things; that went to a level that was pure insult."
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