The bucolic setting of the Skookum Brewery in Arlington, log buildings behind horse pastures, posted here in August 2010, will now be just a memory for beer tourists. That location is still the home of Ron Walcher and Jackie Jenkins, and still the site where they brew. But the tasting room has been moved several miles southeast, to a metal building by the Arlington Airport.
For now, the handsome brewing apparatus is still back at the home place, but the pub is a spacious and friendly area with plenty of seating. I confess, I always visited the old spot on sunny days and wondered how the clientele was faring on our more-than-occasional rainy times. Now the tasting room is weather-proof.