My sister lives in Portland, Oregon. Having visited her many times, I have become familiar with many of the breweries in Portland and other cities in Oregon. One of the many fabulous breweries in Portland is Widmer Brothers, which makes Drop Top Amber Ale. I recently had a pint of Drop Top for the first time in a bar here in Sacramento and found it to be very good. The Widmer Web site tells us that the beer’s “velvet texture is from the use of honey malt and a touch of milk sugar. The Magnum bittering hops provide soft bitterness, while Simcoe, a newly developed hop variety, adds unique hop flavor and aroma.” Whatever they put in it, it sure tastes good. I’m often in the mood for dark, heavy stout beer. When I’m in the mood for something a little bit lighter and easier to drink, Drop Top Amber Ale is a great choice.