From: Mordor Illlinois
Than where? While Seattle has great beer, ALMOST every where I've been generally has some really good LOCAL micro brew. And Seattle is a comparatively recent producer of good beer. Until mid-80's , Seattle beer was Ranier. Basically a "Budwieser knock off", up there with regionals like Falstaff's and "Nasty-ganset".
Bah! Rainier puts Budweiser AND Pabst to shame for watered down American beer goodness. Only one comparable in taste bud tone deafness is Olympia and Genesee Cream Ale.
The best ales are imports of course. Can't beat a good Irish/UK ale or stout. Germany has the best Lagers. Coming from a place where the selection was Genesee, Schlitz or Rolling Rock....coming to Seattle was like moving to Beer Heaven. However Elysian Brewing makes some killer beers and Rogue Ales based in Portland but with a micro-Brewery in Seattle makes some of my favorites.
Double Chocolate Stout
Double Mocha Porter stout.
They also have a good Irish lager.
I'm getting thirsty just typing all this.....
Seattle has Pyramid, Silver City (Silverdale) and a bunch more that I can't recall. What I meant was , that Seattle was a relative latecomer to Micro-brewing. The Grandfather was San Francisco's Anchor brewing (Anchor Steam, Liberty ale) and even Portland Maines Shipyard came 1st. In other words "all good". I've found some extremely good micro-brews everywhere I've been in the USA. Even Nebraska (Empyrean brewing,Lucky Bucket,Nebraska Brewing and Upstream brewing.).
< Message edited by AW1Steve -- 10/8/2012 9:40:53 PM >
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