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Throughout the fall we have been taking a look at the beer scenes in cities representing all 32 NFL teams — from local brewers to beer-centric bars to the finest beer shops. One thing is for sure, football fans are drinking very well. And if you’re not into sports but enjoy a quality imperial oatmeal stout, then read on anyway to see how cities across the country are taking their suds more seriously than ever. Up next, the Seattle Seahawks.

WHAT TO DRINK
Old Schoolhouse Hooligan Stout: This American-style oatmeal stout pours rich and dark in the glass, giving off the typical roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate flavors, with a velvety, oaty finish. oldschoolhousebrewery.com

Schooner Exact 3-Grid IPA: This northwest-style IPA has a solid hop backbone with plenty of tropical fruit and citrus character layered over the pine. A caramelized malt edge rounds it out. schoonerexact.com

Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale: It’s hard to find a truly distinctive pumpkin ale, but this one stands out. Baking spices permeate here, giving way to a mouthful of subtle pumpkin sweetness and a gentle ginger zing. elysianbrewing.com

WHERE TO DRINK IT
Beveridge Place Pub: This West Seattle bar has a pretty vast selection, with more than 30 taps and 150-plus bottles. Also keep an eye out for its cider and mead options. 6413 California Avenue SW, 206-932-9906, beveridgeplacepub.com

Brouwer’s Café: Of course, “vast” is always relative. This beloved beer bar boasts a whopping 64 draft taps and more than 300 bottles. It also has a lengthy list of Scotches for when you need something stronger. 400 North 35th Street, 206-267-BIER, brouwerscafe.blogspot.com

Über Tavern: This appropriately named bar features 17 rotating taps and another couple hundred beers available by the bottle. Brews hail from around the world, strong focus on local craft offerings. 7517 Aurora Avenue North, 206-782-BEER, uberbier.com

WHERE TO BUY IT
Chuck’s Hop Shop: Also known as Chuck’s 85th Market, this fantastically stocked store also offers on-premise drinking. Choose from more than 30 taps, 1000 bottles, and wash it all down with fare from food trucks parked outside. 656 NW 85th Street, 206-297-6212, chucks85th.com

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