We popped into the North Sound Brewing Co while out and about exploring the Skagit Valley. We’d heard that they have a variety of food trucks and we were hungry for some dinner. Alas, we did not luck out in that regard. They do allow you to order in and to bring your own food–so that is pretty nice.
If our enjoyment of Bastion was tempered by the bartenders, our enjoyment of North Sound was tempered by the other patrons. We arrived and staked out a spot outside. Cas went outside while I paid and got our passports stamped. When I came back out, he was in a new spot and told me that I wouldn’t like overhearing the conversation that the other patrons were having. We drank our beer. The beer was quite tasty. I got a sample of four of their standard IPAs and liked them all. The Hazy IPA was a nice way to finish my tasting. Cas enjoyed the hoppiness of their selection. They say that they give a NW spin to beers from England and Ireland…I didn’t quite taste that, especially since I chose particularly hoppy beers, but maybe if English and Irish beers are your thing you’d like it! But, we just couldn’t get over the super offensive conversation that was going on around us, even after moving far enough away that we shouldn’t be in ear shot.