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Brew Corner: Skagit Shines

Look for a freshening up in our Beer & Cider department. Each month we’ll feature new and interesting brews in connection with this blog. Stay tuned for more craft selections from the Pacific Northwest, West Coast and beyond.

The Co-op offers many classics – from local favorites like Boundary Bay, Kulshan, and Scuttlebutt – to world renown classics like Belgian Abbey ales, traditional dry British ales from Sam Smith’s Yorkshire brewery, and the original blonde pilsner, Czech Pilsner Urquell. We also stock quality West Coast and organic hard ciders and gluten free beer. Check out these refreshing new, local offerings from our neck of the woods:

  • Farmstrong Cold Beer ~ Mount Vernon, WA ~ $7.99 per 6pk ~ 3.6% alcohol by volume ~ low IBUs – A smooth, light bodied lager, this is our Skagit spin on a no frills, easy drinking lager. Celebrate with Skagit Cold Beer, a true Washingston State agricultural success. Crafted with Skagit Valley Malts developed by the Washington State University Extension Program of Mount Vernon. Its countered by light, crisp Northwest grown hops. Pair it with CURED Bacon lettuce cucumber sandwiches or homemade layered nachos.
  • Kulshan Sunnyland India Pale Ale ~ Bellingham, WA ~ 5.5% alcohol by volume ~ 55 IBUs ~ $10.49 per 6pk – a bright, herbal IPA with the zesty kick of Washington grown hops. Sunnyland is ideal for warm, breezy Spring evenings and classic Pacific Northwest sunny-rainy days. This medium-weight seasonal session style IPA is loaded with citrus, pine flavor. Pair it with: spicy foods or loaded sweet potato skins with bacon and Sriracha sour cream.

Enjoy responsibly!

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.