As a self respecting rafter and bodyboarder, I do wear booties on occasion as the water is F'n cold here in the RFV. I have not guided a commercial raft in 7 or so years (Watermelon Adventures in DGO- yeah Bubba). As a bodyboarder, I am mostly into the surf aspect, but ocasionally do run down river... that said, I a full time swimmer. I don't think this counts for booty beers.
As a private guide for my friends, Most would be appaled at the idea of a booty beer (some not so much). When rafting with some kayak friends, the idea is accepted as the norm and I pay dues where they are required (but not habitat fees). I end up picking up more commercial passangers than vise versa. Never got a beer for the help either.
Randy, You ever tried Mikes Hard Orange as hair of the dog. Drinks like gatorade, kicks like bloody marry.
Dave, Wearing chaco's is not as excuse as I posted before... I know you have Custy booties that you could use...LOL
Claimer: Someone that makes a claim that they have been there and done that, can do anything you can do better than you. I hate "claimers"