Doppelbock is a beer rarely brewed in America but Chuckanut Brewery has brewed their rendition of this traditional German lager and aged it over 90 days at very cold temperatures last year and again this year as a treat for Sweethearts. Chuckanut’s new Doppelbock will be tapped at both Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham and the new Chuckanut South Nut Tap Room at the Port of Skagit on February 14 just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bottles of Doppelbock will also be released for those that want to take home the beer as a treat for their valentine, but don’t wait too long, the bottling is super limited.
Chuckanut Doppelbock is a lager beer that’s rich and full of chocolate, toffee and dried stone fruit flavors with a higher alcohol of 7.4% ABV. Even with the higher alcohol levels this lager finishes smooth and makes for a rich beer easy to drink. Great in the winter weather Doppelbock is great in combination with roasted meats or any kind of beef dishes (try it with the Sweetheart Dinner for Two dunkel braised Washington short ribs). It’s also great with rich chocolate desserts. Chuckanut Doppelbock will be available at special accounts around Seattle and at the Boeing Hops & Props Fundraiser at the Boeing Flight Museum February 24th as well as the Chuckanut breweries. Bottles are available at Chuckanut North & South and a few accounts in Bellingham.
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen (North Nut), located at 601 West Holly St in Bellingham, was awarded the National Small Brewpub of the Year 2009 and Small Brewing Company 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. The full service “Kitchen” serves lunch, happy hour, and dinner with an eclectic fresh local menu for all ages. South Nut (Chuckanut Brewery & Tap Room at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington) at the Port of Skagit welcomes all ages and is open every day serving beer & beverages and encourages guest to bring their own picnic or food from local restaurants or visiting food trucks.