Reviving this thread after being over-joyed by my new logo by Josh.
First, here's my story:
It's named after this very large oblong rock that is perched over a tributary creek to Kern River. When I was in my early 20's my friends and I would make a pilgrimage to this beautiful spot off the beaten path of Kern River. We would spend a week out there with no phones (cell phones were just coming around), no girlfriends, and no responsibilities. We all hung out atop what we dubbed the "Fun Rock" at night and drank to the point we could hardly make it back across the creek. Many of us wouldn't see each other during the year, but without fail, we all met for that week to catch up with one another.
We are all married with kids now and no longer have the luxury of being carefree and irresponsible. So, for me it harkens back to a time of innocence, carelessness and hanging out with great people that I will never forget.
I also make my house cream ale for my uninitiated guests called Tributary Ale. I named it after the Fun Rock tributary creek for 2 reasons...
1. The tributary that feeds the larger Kern River where we camped.
2. A gateway beer for bigger/better beers.