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Beer is Love: Drinkin’ for the Lincoln

Support the Skagit County arts and cultural community with our month long March fundraiser: Drinkin’ for the Lincoln. As part of their Beer is Love Program, Ninkasi Brewing will donate $1 to the historic Lincoln Theatre for every pint of their beer sold at Third Street Cafe and every Ninkasi 6-pack sold in the Co-op during the month of March! The funds will go to support the Theatre’s historic preservation and arts programs.

Join the effort and partnership of Ninkasi Brewing of Eugene, OR and our Lincoln Theatre. Whet your whistle with a pint of Ninkasi – the Third Street Cafe will feature: Ninkasi Vanilla Otis Stout, Believer Red, and Tricerahops Double IPA. Visit our Craft Beer and Cider Department and look for a these 6-pk offerings:

Believer Double Red Ale

6.9% alcohol / 60 IBU

Not your typical red ale – this seasonal release showcases the balance of rich malt complexity with plentiful hops. It taste reveals notes of fig, dates, caramel and toffee with earthy Summit and Centennial hops flavors. Enjoy this seasonal release with appetizers or even for dessert with chocolate truffles. Click here for a tasty, vegetarian recipe for Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Believer Red Ale recipe.

Pair it with: Pizza, smoked pork, or roasted vegetables.

Yours Truly: Easy Drinking Ale

4.3% alcohol by volume / 20 IBU

Brand new for 2018! Yours Truly is a low bitterness ale with a crisp and satisfying mellow flavor. This thirst-quenching session brew has a dash of Glacier, Santiam, Crystal and Liberty hops for a subtle floral and fruity taste. Notes of cracker and light honey biscuit malts leave the palate wanting another.

Pair it with: Cheese & fruit boards, potato salad, BBQ or fried chicken.

Prismatic Juicy India Pale Ale

5.9% alcohol by volume / 36 IBU

Prismatic is a tribute to the fans of citrusy, fruit forward India Pale Ales. The colorful hop experience is bursting with the tropical flavors of pineapple, passion fruit and guava. The brew is dry-hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe CRYO HOPS®. With a medium body and slightly lower alcohol content, Prismatic pours a transparent gold color with carbonation and zesty flavors.

Pair it with: Fruit Salad, Fish Tacos, Mango Salsa, or Thai curries.

By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.