Sierra Nevada makes a lot of nice beers. I particularly like their Celebration Winter Seasonal and their Ruthless Rye IPA Spring Seasonal, but Hoptimum is the one that brings the funk. At 10.4% ABV, Hoptimum is like drinking a super-nice loaf of bread--if you were looking for bread that could kick you straight in the teeth.
It's Monday. That's sort of what fit my mood.
Widmer Brothers is a newer brewery--at least for me. I bought a sampler pack about two weeks ago, and I've been slowly making my way through it. I really liked one of their spring seasonal IPAs, the O'Ryely Rotator IPA, but of course, that only means that it ran out super-fast. And I haven't been able to find it in a six-pack or case since.
Anyway, Sally's not nearly the hop-head that I am, and chances are that your wife or girlfriend isn't either. But she does like White Beers (i.e. wheat beers), so the Hefeweizen was right up her alley.
She's a happy girl now.