Not all Dads enjoy a cool, sudsy brew – but many do! This Father’s Day treat the dads in your life to quality beer by seeking out these local brews in the Skagit Valley Food Co-op:
Maiden the Shade India Pale Ale
6.8% alcohol by volume ~ 72 IBU ~ Ninkasi Brewing of Eugene, OR ~ $9.49 per 6-pk 12 oz bottles ~
Folks in the Pacific Northwest (and elsewhere) enjoy IPAs year-round. Keep the hoppy vibes going with Maiden the Shade, a “summer” India Pale Ale release from Ninkasi Brewing. It showcasing an impressive balance of eight hop varietals with delicate malting. A lively bouquet of Summit, Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus, Crystal, Palisade, Amarillo & Magnum hops help make Maiden Shade a bold yet drinkable IPA.
Robust yet not overwhelming, Maiden the Shade pink grapefruit and pineapple. This brew carries a Northwest spirit – it’s made from Yakima and Willamette Valley hops and water from Cascade mountain-fed, volcanic filtered McKenzie River.
Claire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and has been on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op since 2010. She writes 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. Contact Claire at claire(at)skagitfoodcoop(dot)com.