And it was a victory, one to be celebrated with say a couple truck loads of free beer, even, that is until word got back to the fun haters in the main office who are going by the book on this one and calling the beer salvaging rescue effort, which some are now calling Operation Safe Suds, a theft and possibly a matter for the police. See, because anything left at the landfill officially becomes city property, these city employees were technically stealing this beer. One of the employees has already resigned from his position and both may face criminal charges.
Treehugger considers this a tragic waste, and has posted a list of 8 Ways To Use Beer, outside of putting it in a landfill. Link
PS: According to the original news story, the beer was discarded because its expiration date had passed. The beer distributor said that doesn't mean it was unhealthy, but may begin to lose taste.