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Skagit Brew Corner: Can You Dig It?

SVFCDigPASpringtime is all about unearthing and rediscovering the beauty of nature. This being said, “Dig” a surprisingly appropriate name for a spring seasonal beer. Rediscover the joys of the American Pale Ale with this  special micro brew from New Belgium Brewing, available now in the Co-op’s beer aisle.

It’s perfect for unwinding after a hike on a warm spring day or perking up a gray and rainy Washington spring day!

Dig Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO. 5.6% alcohol by volume / 36 IBU. This unusual American Pale Ale is about hop flavor celebration. Bright, tropical fruit flavors abound with a bouquet of international hop varieties. First notice the exotic Sorachi Ace hops from Japan, as they provide a fresh zing of incredible lemon aroma. Then New Zealand native Nelson Sauvin hops burst forth with bright flavors of passion fruit, mango and papaya. Dig also features American favorite hop varieties Cascade and Centennial to round out this crisp, clean Pale Ale.

In keeping with the yeasty style of Belgian brewing commonly associated with New Belgium’s releases, Dig has a pleasant lightly toasted biscuit-y grain character that compliments its symphony of bittersweet with its notes of honey, guava, pink grapefruit, lime and lemongrass. This non-traditional American Pale Ale pours a deep copper color with refreshingly light carbonation. Pair Dig ale with dishes that feature sweet and sour flavors, such as Polynesian-style pork dishes with pineapple or southern BBQ with cornbread and baked beans.

Posted by Claire

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.