EDIT: Apparently Anchor Steam is technically a lager as it's fermented with lager yeast. I stand corrected by Steve & Ben
Last night in the pub:
Me: Pint of Anchor Steam please.
Barman: *looks at 3 hand pumps* Sorry we don't have that, mate.
Me: I'm pretty sure you do as I had it in here on Sunday and it says on the board above my head; it'll be on a keg tap.
Barman: What's the name of the brewery?
Barman: What's the name of the beer?
Barman: *Shakes his head then turns round to co-worker* Erm... Do we have A-N-C-H-O-R S-T-E-A-M?
Bar Wench: Yeah, it's that lager on the end.
A fucking lager?
This occured in a pub that has been National Beer Pub of The Year in the Good Beer Guide four times and been CAMRA's National Pub of the Year twice.
I was offended that she referred to Anchor Steam as a lager... I presume she said it purely because it's on a keg tap. It is not excusable.
I bought a pint anyway but I drank it with disgust at what had just occured.