Yes, I do I love beer. I've always loved beer, I don't know why I just do. The taste, the smoothness, and it's so great when it's really cold. When I moved to Seattle back in the early 90s I was drinking Budweiser, didn't really know there was any huge choice in beer. Bud or Miller was about as far as my choosing went. But when I came to wonderful city, I discovered the magical microbrew. Ahhh say it again with me, microbrew. Now the definition of a microbrew is beer brewed in small brewery and it emphasizes craft brew over volume. They are wonderful and come in a amazing amount of varieties. In Seattle folks at microbrews brew dark ale, India Pale Ale, Stout, Hefeweizen, Brown Ale, Lagers, Blondes, White Belgian Ale, Extra Special Bitter, and so many more. When brewing a micro-brew they can the basics hops and wheat but from there you can add all kinds of things to bring a new flavor and color, fruit, coffee, just about anything.
Seattle was a boon for me and beer and I started on the path to acutally becoming a discriminating beer drinker. I know it sounds like an oxymoron but really you can become one, just as you can become a discriminating wine drinker. Because beer has taste and aroma and believe me they are out there making some craft beers, brewing some beer and aging it like champagne so you can get this incredible flavor. A lot of people here brew beer at home, which can make for some interesting tastes and flavors and alcohol content. I'd like to learn how to brew beer myself but I need a bigger kitchen it can get messy and I need room to store a lot of empty beer bottles. Now, I really don't drink Bud much anymore unless I just really want a beer that will go down real easy just like water, which is usually what a cold Budweiser taste like. My personal microbrews are any White Belgian Ale and any Blonde, mmm goes down so tasty. But check out the websites for the breweries and see for yourself.
McMenamins-it has a brewery and they own they really cool pubs and hotels, Edgefield being the best.
Redhook-is located right outside of Seattle in Woodinville, an old favorite of mine especially their blonde.
Anchor Brewing-they a make a beer I love, Anchor Steam and it's located in the Bay Area
New Belgium-makes a long time delicious Fat Tire, ain't nothing wrong with a good cold Fat Tire.
Georgetown Brewery-Georgetown is an industrial neighborhood in Seattle and make one of my favorites, Manny's Pale Ale and it's just a really neat neighborhood and brewery
Hale's Ales-I haven't been to Hale's in awhile but they have cool brew pub and they give tours which include a tasting.
Pyramid Brew-I love Pyramid and they got good food too.
Blue Moon Brewing Company-Oh lovely Blue Moon, it's their Belgian white brew you drink with a orange slice so you get a beer and some fruit, also their Honey Moon is made with honey, oh it's so tasty. Although it's made by Coors and many other of the big breweries are getting on the sales of and desire of folks to drink a beer better than a glass of Dasani water.