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Skagit Brew Corner: Run for Sigrun

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Viking inspired brews can be quite tasty. Such is the case with Odin Brewing’s Sigrun, a micro brew made locally in Seattle. A golden-hued ale, brewed in the India Pale Ale-style, it has lightly kilned barley and rye malts for additional flavor. According to Odin Brewing, “Sigrun” is a notable character in Norse legend, a Valkyrie representing a selection of strong and wise women tasked with deciding who lived and died in battle.

Sigrun also has notable and pronounced hoppy flavors reminiscent of fresh peach and cantaloupe that finish with a crispy tang. Packed with earthy flavor, this bright ale finds excellent companionship with a host of different dishes.

As the brewers intended, Sigrun is certainly “great beer designed with great food in mind” Try it with grilled vegetables and meat, or zesty Mediterranean fare, or perhaps smoked cheese such as local Appel Farms Smoked Gouda or Oak Smoked British Farm cheddar.

What I Drank: Sigrun India Pale Ale, 6.1 % Alcohol by volume, 50 IBU. Give your thirsty inner Viking what it wants!

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.