Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Snipes Mountain

   Snipes Mt. Brewery in Sunnyland takes its name from the ridge north of the town, which takes its name from Ben Snipes, one of the earliest cattle ranchers in Washington's territorial days (1850s). The brewery's website recalls this history and the logo is a longhorn skull.
The kitchen serves up local and seasonal when it can. This cold spring, asparagus was the first local pick from the fertile Yakima valley.  I tried beer battered asparagus with their Moxee Pale Ale, which was a delicious pairing. This packs quite a bit more punch than their regular pale ale, 7.5% abv and an IPA-like 70 ibu. I found it tangy and satisfying.  Between regular and seasonal pours, they had 12 brews on tap this day.
(Visited 5/16/11)

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