Bryan Montroso said, "The sign clearly advertised, "Cold Beer". I bought the beer for the weekend with the understanding that it was cold. I drank it in a reasonable amount of time, but you know what? It wasn't cold, it was hot. If I wanted hot beer I would have bought it under a sign that said hot beer. Now, I want my money back and I don't care they have to call Mr. Budweiser, himself. And you know what? My weekend is ruined! I may need to be compensated for that, too. I'm going to see if I can find a lawyer who will take my case."
There were reports of beer going hot all over town as temperatures soared past 100 and hit as high as 105 in some Tri-State areas.
Tim Brewer, Manager of Speedway said, "We actually wrote 'Hot Spot' on a cardboard sign and placed it over the 'Cold' in 'Cold Beer' as not to mislead anyone. Our beer cave has the coldest beer in town, but when temps hit over 100 degrees it is hard for any beer to be cold once it's in a hot car. I hope it doesn't get us in trouble with Cold Spot in town. I hear they are having the same problem and may have renamed their store "Hot Spot", too."
Huntington Police Sergent John Owens said, "There's not much police can do when it gets that hot. We don't have any mobile beer cooling stations, although I may bring it up at my next review. Anyway, I like cold beer as much as the next guy but when it gets that hot folks should just be thankful they can drink beer in an air conditioned trailer or apartment -- instead of riding around in a hot police car."
To try and beat the heat, retailers are turning thermostats down on their coolers putting up awnings over parking lots. Some are even placing signs advising customers they are not responsible for the effect hot temperatures have on their products.
Temperatures are expected to remain around 100 for the remainder of the week. The Diggerer advises our readers to drink plenty of fluids (not necessarily Beer) and stay as cool as you can.
Please, do not abuse the 911 system, but DO call 911 with any actual emergencies, heat related or otherwise.