After getting some great food and beers at Emmett Watson's, we headed down Pike Street Market and eventually landed at Pike Brewing Company. I love going to this place - the atmosphere is unique (so much crap on the walls, it's not funny) and the beer & food are excellent. If you happen to be there for grub, try the Pike's Ale Braised Bratwurst with Sauerkraut. It's made with the beer that I tried there, the Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale.
The Kilt Lifter is not a robust of a Scotch ale as its Southwestern brother - the Four Peaks Kilt Lifter. That said, this is a really good Scotch ale. There was a lightly sour, smoky taste to it, with a lot of bold malt. The color is perfection - a nice ruby/caramel color, which is very fitting for a Scotch ale. Like I said, not as "rough" as the Four Peaks, but the different flavor was really appreciated and the ABV is a bit higher than Four Peaks (6.6% ABV vs. 6.0% ABV), so it can creep up on ya.
And as a parting note, these were the delicious oysters we got at Emmett Watson's...so good.