Tom, you sarcastic a$$.
I advise you to go check your Costco (clearly what I implied).
Actually, I'm having the second one of those Sierra Nevada's right now (finals week - minimum day - hope I don't spill beer on someone's essay). What struck me immediately is the spruce and pine with citrus hop character - not at all in style, is it?
Too bad, too, because the body is excellent, great head, clear as day - a well made beer. The hop character has subsided some with a temp increase and it is definitely drinkable.
I'm envious of you guys in the northwest - all the pubs you link to seem cozy and nice. Ours tend to be large and corporate down here - or small, grimy and dangerous. And the people here aren't quite as warm and friendly either - maybe friendliness is directly inversely proportional to the number of freeways an area has?
Just for kicks, what does that brewpub charge for 1/2 barrels?