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Food: An Esoteric Beer Crawl in Seattle

Seattle is a beer city. Besides the well-known and large scale breweries such as Pyramid and Redhook, you can’t swing an empty pint glass without it smashing against a local brewpub. Yet, if the lure of locally grown hops and grains isn’t enough to satisfy your taste buds, you can try your non-glass shard wounded hand at the expanse of esoteric beer venues in Seattle.

If the idea of beer as a realm of culinary exploration is new to you, the best place to begin is at Über Tavern. This north Seattle tavern adjacent to scenic Greenlake is easily visible by its large bottle-shaped neon sign. Once inside, you’ll find a small, mellow environment that only seats a small crowd, but has plenty of open space amongst the bar, couches, and the gel-fueled fire at the round center table. The main feature of this establishment is the bar-length cooler, which houses the many varieties of unique beers offered. These beers from all over the world range from the classic Trappist beers of Belgium to African Chili Mead.

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