“The trend has been to build as big as you can.”

Boyd Pickrell, an architect with Seattle-based development firm Green Canopy, which sees advantages to the city’s proposed McMansion restrictions

“In some neighborhoods, the status quo is a larger house. That’s what people want to buy.”

Keith Hammer, of nwBuilt, who says customers only want homes larger than 2,500 square feet

“I personally am not a fan of ridiculous brews incorporating materials and gimmicks that have no historical provenance in brewing.”

Charlie Bamforth, distinguished professor emeritus of food science and technology at UC Davis, who is not amused at the Strange Brew offerings

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“It actually started as an April Fool’s joke … It’s pretty popular.”

Brewer John Sims on the Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout he poured at Reno’s Strange Brew Festival, made with grains and grilled buffalo or bull testicles

A woman tastes a green tea mocha beer at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, in May. (Haven Daley / The Associated Press)
A woman tastes a green tea mocha beer at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, in May. (Haven Daley / The Associated Press)