I posted this story in another thread but thought it deserves it own thread.
Well, last weekend was the Balloonmeister (Rally Chairman) at the 26th Annual St. Patrick's Day Balloon Rallye in Belen, New Mexico, USA where 40 hot air balloons drifted over the Rio Grande valley south of Albuquerque. After flying, we enjoyed my Toejam Robust Porter and a couple other brews at the tailgate party. It was a huge hit.
The rally was held at a public park where alcohol is "officially" prohibited but the local city police have told us that as long as we keep it low keyed and nobody gets rowdy, no one will say anything. Cool!
Then the County Sheriff came up to us and visited for awhile. He is running for re-election and was out "politikin". He saw the beers and asked about it. Nervously, I told him what the city police had said about drinking in the park. He said he didn't care about all that but what about all the unlabled bottles? I told him about homebrewing and offered him a taste. He said that since he was armed, he could not drink alcohol but it sounded interesting.
He wandered away but a few minutes later came back to the party and asked if the offer to taste was still good. Then he said he had locked his gun up in his car and was ready taste our beer. He loved it and we may have another convert to the obsession.
Anyone else have any interesting "positive" encounters with homebrewing and law enforcement?