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How to Match Beer with Pacific Northwest Seafood

Cheer yourself with one of the September Oyster Bar’s seafood-beer pairings and  enjoy the best Pacific Northwest seafood!

Beers for Contrast, Complement or Cleanse

It is important to understand how different beer styles enhance the flavor of the dish. Beer may contrast, complement or cleanse a meal inspired by the Pacific Northwest Seafood.

Contrast: Pick a beer or a dish with one distinct savor, sweet or oily. For instance, try Fresh Local Oyster Fry ($ 33.00) and Left Hand Brewing – Milk Stout ($ 5.95). Served with the green apple aioli, oysters have a distinct fruity flavor that works well with the strong coffee notes of the stout.

Complement: It is all about combining equally heavy or light flavors of beer and food. A case in point is Chilled Seafood Entree Salad ($ 33.50) and Kulshan – Red Cap Ale ($ 5.95).

Cleanse: Sometimes, you may need a palate cleanser, particularly for foods with intense vivid flavors, like spicy or fried dishes. Try light fresh pine and citrus Kulshan – IPA ($ 5.95) to cut through the distinctive taste of the Oyster Bar Crab Cakes with curry aioli (half – $ 14.50, full – $ 22.00).

Try more original Pacific Northwest Seafood Beer combinations at the Oyster Bar!

Pacific Northwest Seafood Beer Pairings at $ 25 or less

Pyramid – Haywire Hefeweizen 5.95 + Baked Oysters 17.00

This pairing is the perfect choice for those who appreciate local seasonal Pacific Northwest seasonal cuisine. Inspired by the pristine waters of the wild Northwest, Pyramid – Haywire Hefeweizen is brewed in Seattle. This unfiltered crisp and refreshing beer have a refreshing flavor.

Enjoyed together with Samish Bay Baked Oysters, the beer highlights their sweet, gentle taste. Spicy pancetta, heirloom tomato, chives, and creamed spinach, and herbed bread crumbs add bright accents to the dish and sweet flavors of the beer.

Kulshan – Red Cap Ale 5.95 + Steamed Mussels 18.50

This Irish-style full of flavor beer has the original rich biscuit and sweet caramel aromas. Due to its light citrus hop balance, Kulshan – Red Cap Ale goes well with the Steamed Mussels with citrus and herb sauce.

Our Steamed Mussels are locally harvested and cooked with the greens from our garden greens. Slowly steamed in a coconut, lime, and curry broth topped with toasted nori and leeks, the mussels preserve their sweet savor. As a result, they make a harmonious pairing for Kulshan – Red Cap Ale.

Bitburger – Non-alcoholic 5.95 + Smoked Alaskan Halibut Chowder, 12.50

The fully-fermented German Bitburger is a full-flavored and alcohol-free beer with a refreshing, crisp taste. Rich in vitamins, Bitburger is a low-calory drink – just 73 calories.

Our guests love pairing this Pilsner-style beer with the soup Smoked Alaskan Halibut Chowder. Thanks to the rich flavor of the dish it matches perfectly with the intense taste of the beer. We serve the hot smoked Alaskan halibut with Yukon gold potatoes, boar bacon, sour cream, and chive mini biscuit.

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5 Top Reasons to Eat Local

Local seafood & vegetables are some of the best foods to eat locally.  At the Oyster Bar, we care about the health of our customers, that is why we offer a variety of local cuisine that will suit your taste. Local foods are better for consumers, better for restaurants, and better for the environment.

A diet rich in local ingredients and from a local source is important for several reasons. Here are the top 5 reasons why we at the Oyster Bar serve local food.


By eating locally, you ensure that you are getting the freshest foods. The foods you are accustomed to might taste entirely different when eating locally. If you are open-minded in trying out new local items you may even find a new favorite food. The Oyster Bar has seafood vendors that bring products that are wild-harvested and indigenous to the region.


Fresh locally grown food products last longer due to being fresher when purchased. Food items from a conventional grocery store must have been shipped in from all over the country and world. As a result of the time spent in the shipping process, the produce would likely be near the end of its shelf life.

At the Oyster Bar, we serve fresh plates of seafood that are delivered at its peak freshness. Our seafood spends less time in transit from sea to plate, thereby preserving the original nutrients.


Studies have shown that most of the vegetables and seafood we consume contain lesser nutrients than they used to. This is mainly due to the intensive industrial practices that have dominated the food production industry over the years. Longer durations between harvesting and eating contributes to fewer vitamins and minerals in your diet. The Oyster Bar at Chuckanut Drive sources locally harvested & gatherer food that not only tastes better but is stored for shorter durations to prevent loss of nutrients.


Eating locally can also help to stimulate the local economy. This helps to keep the local economy functioning efficiently. Buying local products also helps to keep the local farmers in business which can help promote employment in the community. The local food processing and distribution systems are sustained. It is crucial to support local restaurants by putting money directly back in their pockets.


By eating locally, you help to reduce the energy consumed and pollution produced through transportation. Eating local is better for the environment. The food travels through fewer miles making it safer for both consumers and the environment.

By focusing on purchasing your food locally allows you to learn where your food comes from. It also allows you to understand the work required to bring that food to your table

Are you looking for a local restaurant where you can get the best services? Visit the Oyster Bar today. We offer tasty, fresh and healthy local foods. We are the best restaurant on Chuckanut Drive.


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Featured Wine: Domaine Magdalena Cabernet Sauvignon

(Bin #1114 $87) This sophisticated, balanced Washington Red is everything a Cabernet from Red Mountain should be. It’s fine tannins accent the beautiful notes of blackberry, rose petal and earth. Domaine Magdalena is not only beautifully made but also thoughtfully made. The wine undergoes wild yeast fermentation, is unfiltered and is Demeter certified biodynamic. This wine can stand alone but would pair nicely with so many of our dishes including our vegetarian and wild game options.


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