January 27th, 2008, 08:28 PM #1
About to boycott Stone....
Seriously, **** them and their goddamn douchebag prick****s of employees......
So my folks, a few good buds, and myself make it down for the Winterstorm event. The morning is absolutely incredible ! We get to savor some ancient treasures such as the Oatmeal Stout, Sawyer's Triple, smoked Porter w/vanilla beans, and various archived anniversary and vertical ales. Not to mention, I got to see A-fro and her hubby which was awesome !
So the whole afternoon is turning into true form. Lots of amazing food at the outdoor table, and tons of bottles of stuff that we know wont be around for much longer. So, we conclude the afternoon and decide to hit the gift shop on the way out...........
My buddy Steve and I are both of age (mind you, we never even got carded once the whole day) and we each purchased a growler at the register to take home. Both of us wanted to bring home a 1 litre of the Imperial Russian Stout (just like we did last time without any hassle) !
So, we walk over to the designated tap area where we would be getting our respective growlers filled. Right as we walk up, Steve's girlfriend comes from behind to tell him something that is totally irrelevant/unrelated/not important/ not beer related whatsoever. All of a sudden, they ask for her ID !!! We explain that she is a DD, just browsing the gift shop, etc....... She had no intention at all to consume any type of alcoholic beverage, or to get Steve to buy her anything. It was really that innocent ! So get this...........
Steve gets shut down. And I must admit, that was ****ing bull****. But guess what else? Because I was next to him in line, I am automatically painted in the corner of supplying to a minor ! We were told to take our growlers back to the cashier and to get a refund. They didn't want to hear our story.They didn't want to give a goddamn **** ! It didn't mean a ****ing thing to them that we had each pumped out at least 100 each today and wanted to take home some liquid glory from what was once our favorite brewery. Oh wait, there is more !
Here is where it gets good.......
My dad sees this whole charade of bull**** go down, and decides to buy two growlers of his own since Stone wants to be a bunch of ****ing analmonkeys.
Better grap a napkin here..........
They SHUT HIM DOWN TOO !!!!
Goddamn ! Where in the hell do they get off doing this goddamn ****? It is ****ing irritating and unfair. Luckily I discovered Old Rasputin over the weekend, and will be purchasing large amounts of the SN bigfoot this January. **** Stone, seriously.......... I hope nobody else experienced anything like this.
Last but not least, this here highlights the hypocrisy of their ways - and this is taken directly off of their website:
"Imagine getting your growler filled with some deep cellar archives while listening to selections deep from the record bin! No cover. Must be 21 or over to purchase beer,
but all ages are encouraged to rock out."
What the **** is up with that?
January 27th, 2008, 08:43 PM #2
January 27th, 2008, 08:45 PM #3
leave the girlfriend at home next time...chicks have a knack for ruining everything
January 27th, 2008, 08:48 PM #4
This is an all ages establishment. No different than Chili's or Applebees having a giftshop. Did you ever see a minor getting busted at the Hard Rock for buying a tee shirt next to somebody that was drinking a beer ?
Originally Posted by BeerMan
The Stone restaurant/giftshop is open to all ages.
January 27th, 2008, 08:54 PM #5
January 28th, 2008, 07:35 AM #6
I think anywhere has the right to refuse service, but for what? A guy without a tee shrit on I could understand, or a very rude customer. What would happen if a 40 year old man was buying a growler and his 15 year old son was 10 feet away waiting so they can go home. Do they refuse service to him? I suppose they could, but I would just call that plain ignorance and first class douchebag.
Originally Posted by BeerMan
January 28th, 2008, 08:36 AM #7
Originally Posted by Azagthoth
And on top of that, she's your D.D. and they are giving you a hard time and treating you like crap. Un-F-ing-Believable!
BTW, I would call and complain to the highest manager possible. That's crap.
January 28th, 2008, 08:42 AM #8
January 28th, 2008, 10:28 AM #9
Yeah, in other news, people are dying from malnutrition.
January 28th, 2008, 11:33 AM #10
That sucks AZ. I am now boycotting STONE in honor of AZ.