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Being muggle born has its privileges. No dementors, weeping willows or fire-breathing dragons to contend with on an everyday basis. But a stroll through Diagon Alley sure made me believe otherwise. The park's intricate details of the magical wizarding world was impressive and I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Universal's Harry Potter land.

Disappointingly, "Butterbeer", possibly farthest from being an alcoholic concoction, was a hyper-sweet butterscotch candy flavored liquid. A big however was the presence of unique ales to soothe the palette of over-aged males - likely tired and bored dads in need of a pickup. I personally had a try at the Wizard's Brew - a mysterious house-made semi-sweet oatmeal stout. Is everything sweet here? Yes. It goes with the experience of an amusement park I suppose. Additionally, lookers can try the Dragon's Scale ale, also a secret house-made ale. Even the tap handles were decked out in similar wizarding fashion. 

Overall, it was a great experience seeing wizards and muggles alike drinking from the same mug. Brewing is a thousand years old tradition that even magical folks can't deny its savory and sweet grandeur. Thanks for tuning in!

Justin Tung

San Francisco, CA,

Justin Tung is a San Francisco resident, amateur homebrewer, and big beer lover. Often traveling for work grew a natural habit - an obsession - with exploring new regions and beers. The best way to understand a locality? Hang with a local and buy them a beer, hear their stories and the rest is history. This is the golden age of beer revolution and innovation. Fortune rewards the brave.