The kicker was though, Knowing I was brew master PhD, I didn't bother to look at the beer before washing, rinsing, Star San-ing all my bottles, racking cane, bottle bucket, filler, etc. About 2 hours worth of work for naught.
Before someone says "You didn't check the gravity three days in a row?" , no I didn't. Fermentation stopped many weeks ago.
And I am Brew Master PhD after all
. But wait! Could a Brew Master PhD be foiled by a loose bung? No! It must have been dirty elf's. They screw me every time. You know, if you drink a case and spin around and around really fast, sometimes you can catch them out of the corner of your eye