You may or may not have noticed that I have not been blog-contributing much. I’ve been traveling quite a bit on my current assignment (cause sometimes we get lucky enough get to go out and make documentaries too!) Most of this trip was on the West Coast.
My favorite city we visited was Seattle. What’s not to like?! Amazing fresh from the ocean seafood! Fantastic coffee! And BEER! Such great local BEER!! Usually when shooting, you are on set for about 12 hours. This was true for most of the days, but one magic day, the shoot ended early, and my crew and I were able to take an evening and sample some of the local brews. (We also ate a feast of fresh halibut, the most amazing mussels ever, and delicious seafood soup…but this is a drinking blog)
So at the historic Virginia Inn we lined up a selection of local beers and voted for our favorites. Our favorite was Manny’s Pale Ale. As the local Georgetown Beer Brewery says, this is one “Darn tasty beer.”
I’m traditionally more of a lager drinker, but hoppier beer is becoming more and more interesting to me lately. And this beer was great. It’s nothing like an IPA, and I couldn’t even compare it to everyone’s standard Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Manny’s Pale Ale lures you in with a hoppy, fresh, almost citrus flavor to it, and pares amazingly well with dinner. Its both drinkable and complex. And is probably my favorite beer I’ve had to drink this month. Just talking about it makes me long for Seattle.
Five out of five cheers