As children, we are told not to cry over spilled milk. That doesn't mean you aren't getting yelled at for spilling the milk. "But it was an accident!!!"
No one ever said anything about spilled beer. In a situation like this, you can choose to cry, wipe it up, or lick it up off the counter. Guess which I chose.
I blame it on an over enthusiastic pour into the sampling glass. It does look good though. In fact, it was good.