White Center craft-beer makers Big Al Brewing (motto: "Live your dreams, drink ours") was just opening shop back when I was editing the microbrew feature for the October issue, and they got in touch to let me know they were out there. I forgot about them—it seems like a new mini brewery opens in a Seattle ActiveSpace garage every day—until this weekend, when I noticed Hopvine was featuring Al’s Winter Warmer. It turns out to be a pretty interesting beer—bitter and a little spicy. A good sipping ale on a snowy night. Try it when you tire of Guinness. Just kidding. Try one and then go across the street to Smith or Canterbury and get a Guinness.