Location: Big Time Brewery and Alehouse. 4133 University Way NE.
I’d like you to serve me your favorite beer: Okay, what do you like?
No, I want YOUR favorite beer: Do you like ambers?
Only if you like them! Rick served me an Atlas Amber pretending to be his favorite, but I’m not convinced that he wasn’t just trying to guess what I’d like best. My suspicions were pretty much confirmed when he also served me a shot glass full of the lighter Oktoberfest to try so I could decide which I preferred (the Amber for sure, though the Oktoberfest wasn’t bad either).
Why? The amber is an easy to drink everyday beer. You can’t go wrong with it. Everybody likes it.
So? Not the most deeply revealing of answers, but I can’t disagree – it WAS easy to drink, and I DID like it, though I must admit that I’m not the world’s most discerning of beer-drinkers. It’s a lighter beer, but full of good flavor – and would pair nicely with most foods. Friends (girls and guys) with me liked it too – enough so that we followed up with a pitcher. Big Time is high-ceilinged and clean (save the shuffleboard table après Husky loss), and serves lots of tasty food. The crowd is collegiate for the most part, but if you’re foolhardy like me and attempt to go post-Husky game, you’ll be surrounded by bitter students, depressed alumni and peppy Ducks fans alike.