Wonder what Avery fired him for?
Police have arrested a Fort Collins brewer accused of stealing more than $15,000 worth of rare beer from a brewery where he used to work.
Adam James Dickinson, 26, was arrested Thursday in Fort Collins following a Boulder police investigation. Dickinson worked for Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder until he was fired last year, police said in a release.
Boulder police said a manager suspected Dickinson, and investigators found he was selling some of the stolen beer on eBay. Some of the bottles were worth $300 each, police said. At the time of his arrest, Dickinson was the assistant brewer at Black Bottle Brewery. He is not accused of any crime connected with Black Bottle, and police said Black Bottle cooperated in the investigation.
More than 570 bottles were recovered during a search warrant executed at the Dickinsons home in Fort Collins, and included several cases of Isabelle Proximus beer ($200/bottle); bottles of Duck Duck Gooze beer ($100/bottle); bottles of Rogue Old Crustacean beer ($100/bottle) and one bottle of 2001 Rogue Old Crustacean Barley Wine ($100/bottle), police said.
Other beers recovered separately as evidence had been given to Dickinsons new employer as a gift, and included rare bottles of Black Tot Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout ($300/bottle) and Sui Generis Barrel-Aged Sour Ale ($300/bottle), Boulder police said.
Black Bottle founder Sean Nook said Dickinson is no longer employed at his brewery. Police arrested Dickinson in the parking lot outside Black Bottle near the intersection of College and Prospect on Thursday.
We had no idea of what hes accused of was happening until recently, and we were 100 percent compliant with all authorities involved, Nook said. Were extremely upset about the allegations, and we dont condone the activity in the allegations.
Dickinson is being held at the Larimer County Jail on $5,000 bond.