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Drinking Local for the Big Game

Northwest Washington is a hotbed for brewing, so why not enjoy locally crafted refreshments at your Game Day celebration? Visit the Co-op’s Beer and Cider department for some opportunities to support your local brewery:

  • Oatmeal Pale Ale from Odin Brewing of Seattle, WA – 4.5% alcohol by volume / IBU. Light bodied with a bright, herbal finish, this unusual style of ale is designed for sipping with spicy foods and rich, meaty dishes. Pair it with pulled pork or chicken BBQ or pan-seared Co-op’s own Handmade Sausage. Odin’s Oatmeal Pale Ale is on sale now for $7.99 per 6-pk, regularly $9.99 each.
  • Country Boy India Pale Ale from Everybody’s Brewing of White Salmon, WA – 6.2 % alcohol by volume / 80 IBU – one of the core beers from the this small local brewpub in southeastern Washington, this IPA is crisp and citrus forward. Made for the lover of Columbus, Chinook and Cascade hops, this golden ale has notes of lemon grass and grapefruit on the finish. Pair it with spicy Baked Mac & Cheese Jalapeno Poppers or Bacon-stuffed Burgers. Country Boy IPA is on sale now for $7.99 per 6-pk, regularly $9.49 each.
  • Marionberry Scout Hard Hopped Cider from Incline Cider Company of WA – 6.5% alcohol by volume / semi-dry – a local cider with a dry, herbaceous fruity flavor. Real pressed marionberry juice meets the mellow spice of Yakima hops. Naturally gluten free and low in sugar (less than 10 grams per 12 oz serving), Incline’s award winning Marionberry cider pairs nicely with smokey flavored foods, like blue cheese wedge salads, stuffed potato skins, or CURED Smoked Sockeye Salmon. Incline Marionberry hard cider is now available for $10.49 per 6-pk.
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.