Brewing over 30 styles annually, the Anacortes Brewery was established in 1994 and is the 10th oldest brewery in the state. Anacortes Brewery focuses on high quality ingredients, a carefully controlled process and delicate handling to provide one of the best beers you will find in the industry. Anacortes Brewery operates a seven barrel brewery designed and installed by Sound Brewing Systems of Seattle with vessels fabricated by Ripley Stainless in British Columbia and features a cold room specially designed for lagering to provide our beers with a traditional character and complexity.
The roots of Anacortes Brewery come from Bavaria. “My uncle was a brew master in Bavaria. When we would visit, he would take me into the underground lagering cellars, put a big coat on me, and I would follow him around from one giant open fermenter to another while he pulled up thermometers and wrote on clipboards. It was fascinating to me, and I always had a very positive association with smell of fermentation. Later when I neared the end of high school, my mother asked me what I planned to do with my life. I told her that I wanted to work in a brewery,” says co-owner Rick Star. Going from a home brewer in 1987 to a pro in 2000, Rick joined with business partner Allen Rhoades by purchasing pro brewing equipment. Anacortes Brewery is now producing 1,100 barrels of beer annually and 30 different beer styles.
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320 & 314 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221