Never mess with a man’s beer.
After one man stole a full can of beer from another Monday night, a fight broke out in the lane behind the Hume Hotel.
The man who stole the beer pulled out a folding knife and slashed the other man twice, once on the right hand and then on the left forearm.
The fight involved several men, said Nelson Police Department Sgt. Steve Bank, with one of the men brandishing a knife.