LAS VEGAS — Arriving at McCarran International from Sea-Tac International for an Off-The-Strip eating excursion, I experienced slot machine envy. Why, I wondered, can’t Washington’s Indian tribes cook up some Sea-Tac casino action?
As I pondered this over several sips of brewed-in-Las Vegas beers, envy turned to pity:
Las Vegas may have better casinos than we have in Washington, but their lagers and ales pale in comparison to those brewed in the Pacific Northwest.
Then I realized that sipping microbrews at 5 a.m. was something I’d have a hard time doing legally in Puget Sound pubs. Even the mediocre beers tasted pretty good at this hour. All the town’s microbreweries are open 24 hours.