Joe Sixpack's column in the May 20 Shore Guide reported that the brewer at Atlantic City's Tun Tavern "seems hamstrung by the owners' insistence on dumbing down the flavors" in their basic lineup of beers. In an email, the brewer, Tim Kelly, countered that: "The owner from day one has given me carte blanche with the brewing operation and often encourages me to be creative and unique with the brews." Kelly added that, contrary to Joe Sixpack's report, he has never brewed a barleywine at Tun Tavern.