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Day Trip: Diamond Knot – Mukilteo, WA

October 25, 2010

Diamond Knot

One bright spot to summer changing into fall is being able to leave our dogs in the car when travelling with them. On Saturday we took advantage of this as we headed north to the Mt Baker Foothills and made a lunch stop at the Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse in Mukilteo, Washington.

Located right next to the Mukilteo Ferry, Diamond Knot offers a truly unique experience.  The old bus garage turned bar has a real wharf feel with large open beams and a nautical theme.  An Aqua-Lung sits above the long bar and a wood carved Superman soars above the pub tables. Go a little farther back and you find a section of tables next to the brewery.  Despite the tall ceilings and high windows it’s  a cozy atmosphere.

Parking in the adjacent Mukilteo Lighthouse Park is an added bonus, for us and the dogs.  The newly renovated shoreline park provides a perfect place to let the dogs out to stretch their legs.

Stonegrill!

Beside the beer, I like coming here for the Stonegrill sandwiches.  Meat and vegetables are served to you raw, searing on a 752°F volcanic stone.  You cook them to your liking and then assemble your own sandwich with the accompanied condiments. Delish!  I still can’t get past the novelty.  If cooking your own food doesn’t interest you, they also have excellent hand tossed pizzas and other items to select from all at fare prices.

The beer at Diamond Knot has always left me wanting more. Their Steamer Glider Stout, IPA, Industrial IPA, and Industrial Ho-Ho are some of my favorite beers in the region.  On this visit, we kept it simple with a pint of the Vienna, the Oktoberfest offering, for LushC, and pint each of the ESB and IPA for me.  We followed the instructions of the seasonal menu and got a growler of the Brown Ale to go.

Mmm Beer!

BEER SAMPLER

Vienna Style Ale – Sweet and malty with a spicy hop finish.  Just like LushC likes it.

ESB –Sweet, but not too sweet, with a hoppy bite at the end that doesn’t leave an aftertaste.

India Pale Ale – Golden in color with a thin white head and a citrusy aroma.  It has a sweet malt backbone that leads to an intense citrusy and pine hop finish.

Brown Ale – (in a growler to go) A smooth toasted malt flavor that finishes with notes of toffee. Very enjoyable.

I’ll be visiting Diamond Knot for many years to come.

Cheers!

DraughtE

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