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Skagit Brew Corner: Welcome Winter

winterbeersWe’re in full on winter beer mode at the Co-op. Browse our beer selection to discover many hearty ales to pair with meals during these short days and long nights.

You’ll find classics in our beer cold case, including: Sam Adams’ Winter Ale, Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale and Big Sky Brewing’s Powder Hound.

Be sure to check out our display of great value winter ale microbrews featuring:

Bi-Frost Ale from Elysian Brewing of Seattle, WA – this locally brewed seasonal favorite is a malty, medium weight American Strong Ale with a modest Northwest hop backbone. Named for the rainbow bridge that connects Earth to Asgard in Norse mythology. 7.5% ABV / 42 IBU

Sno-Cap Ale from Pyramid Brewing of Seattle, Berkeley and Portland – a classic style winter warmer, enjoy its bold roasted flavors cinnamon, raisin and a hint of espresso. 7% ABV / 47 IBU

Sleigh’r from Ninkasi Brewing of Eugene, OR – one of the darker, more sultry winter ales. Licorice, molasses, and a kick from heavily hopped malts. 7.2% ABV / 50 IBU

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewing of Bend, OR – an annual seasonal release, this year’s version has distinct notes of figs, spice all tucked in to a smooth caramel malt blanket. 6.7% ABV / 60 IBU

Accumulation White IPA from New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO – lively winter seasonal made in an unusual style, white IPA, which blends the qualities of fruity, yeasty Belgian ales with the bright, citrusy bite of hops. 6.2% ABV / 70 IBU

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.