Cheers! From Mt Vernon’s Skagit River Brewery
Today we are doing a little trip around Whidbey Island and over to Port Townsend. But, we decided to grab lunch at Skagit River Brewery to try the BBQ wings that I have heard so much about.
Skagit River is right off of I-5 in the small town of Mt. Vernon. We recently did a story on Mt Vernon’s Empire, a local bar. Unfortunately, I am posting today from my phone, so I cannot post links. But if you are intrigued, you can find the Empire post by searching above or scanning through this week’s earlier posts.
I will say that the wings here at Skagit River are above average. The chicken is smoked on the wood fired grill, leaving it lush and juicy. The sauce is okay, but it could use some spice, pepper or tangy flavoring.
On tap today is Skagit’s Watou Belgian Ale. I have heard a lot of good things about, especially from Beer Blotter writer, Timperial Stout. The reviews were spot on – it’s damn good. The beer has a rich caramel nose, with a spicy Belgian yeast flavor that truly mimics the flavor of authentic Belgian bruins. Nice work guys!
For now, we head north. See you later.