"Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home." - Matsuo Basho
To feel at home in a new place is rare, even more rare is for an atmosphere to remind you of it. @obecbrewing was the place I spent the most time, and the least money. The latter of which I am disappointed, as this place gave me the same feeling that @phantomales does, and the staff was as great. I could see myself, if I moved north, becoming a regular here in much the same way.
While I sat through my first beer, I was given a full tutorial on the Seattle Freeze by @aneeabroad as she was slinging brews, and we discussed Utah and Idaho and our different experiences with the states. At a certain point I began talking with @a_sanchez21 and his lady (fellow Californians), discussing travels, beer, and the prejudice and cognitive dissonance of racially different groups in certain areas and states. It was these conversations, and speaking with another patron named Matt, that kept me longer than I had beer, even though I meant to move on to at least one more brewery before returning to Auburn. The sudden hail also kept me inside after a while, but ultimately I wasn't mad about it, just wish I could have given this place more business, and more than one bottle of mead.