Farmstrong Wins the People's Choice Award

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Congratulations to Farmstrong Brewing and Artist Laura Childs for winning the Rain Barrel People's Choice Award!  Did you know that during the dry months, May-September, you still could potentially collect 5,365 gallons of rainwater from your roof?  Rain barrels are available for $60 from Skagit Pud.

Jake Silva - Brewing Artist

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Jake Silva was introduced to art at a young age by his grandmother, an artist.  "Drawing and painting have always interested me, so my grandmother would show me tips on how to paint, and she expressed interest in my art," said Jake. He has also taken several art classes in college to improve his skills.  Jake uses his creative talents in brewing beer as well. Jake, Skagit Farm to Pint, and Skagit PUD unite water conservation, breweries, and art to raise funds for the non-profit Viva Farms.
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Homebrewers Keep it Local with Skagit Valley Malt

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The 2022 Ale Trail homebrew competition kickoff begins!  The 2022 Ale Trail Pale Homebrew Competition slots are available immediately at Northwest Brewers Supply.  Only 50 spots are available, and the last two years sold out quickly. The entry cost is $55 and includes malt donated by Skagit Valley Malting and one general admission entry to the 2022 Skagit Farm to Pint FEST (valued at $55/on-sale in February), a month-long, local beer and bounty celebration held at breweries around Skagit County during April 2022.

Chuckanut Brewery Wins Large Brewery at WA Beer Awards 2021

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On November 5th the WA Beer Awards announced the winners of the WA Beer Awards competition amongst 142 WA state breweries. In a blind tasting format over 1,100 beers were evaluated using the Brewers Association Beer Style guidelines and Chuckanut…

Chuckanut at Port of Skagit Doubling in Size

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Award-winning Chuckanut Brewery has big expansion and contraction changes in store for the rest of 2021 and into 2022. The brewery in Burlington at the Port of Skagit in the heart of Skagit Valley will be more than doubling its size. This expansion will set the brewery up to get deeper into the field of bottling and canning its superb ales and lagers.

Harvest in the Valley

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It’s time to grab those sweaters and plan a road trip to the Skagit Valley to celebrate Harvest Time!  The Skagit Valley has lots of different lodging options for you.  Book a room, order food-to-go or make some dinner reservations, and check out these great Harvest outdoor activities!  Skagit Valley hops are being harvested now and the barley harvest is now wrapped up!
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BREWFEST ON THE SKAGIT 2021

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The 19th annual BrewFest on the Skagit, the Skagit's longest-running Craft Brew Festival, is set for Saturday, August 14th from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at Edgewater Park along the banks of the Skagit River in Mount Vernon. This year's BrewFest will feature dozens of local craft brews, three of the region's most popular bands, leisure games, vendors, and local food trucks.
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Beers, Bites, and Beauty - Skagit Farm to Pint FEST Roadshow

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My husband and I celebrated our 20th-anniversary last year with a trip to Antarctica in February. Then Covid-19 happened. We had tickets to see the Paperboys at the Tractor Tavern on St Patrick's Day - Canceled. We had a weekend in Vancouver planned around The Mavericks concert - Border Closed, Concert Canceled. We had tickets to The 2020 Skagit Farm to Pint Fest last April - Canceled. This last one was especially painful, as we LOVE local beer and food! We were thrilled to learn that Skagit Farm to Pint Fest had been re-engineered for 2021 - a Covid-compliant, self-guided "Road Show" to last the entire month of April! Woohoo! Thirteen breweries. Three days. No problem!
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Skagit Farm to Pint FEST 2021 Live Stream Concert

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The Skagit Farm to Pint FEST 2021 Live Stream is now available for your viewing enjoyment! Experience the roadshow pairings, buy some beer to go, or fill up those growlers and sit back and enjoy the show featuring Dean's Honky Tonk Dream, The Enthusiasts & Ebb, Slack & Flood! 

2020: The Year of the Pivot for Skagit Valley Malting

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2020 will be remembered by many as the year of the pivot. As challenges presented themselves, we adapted, pivoted, and overcame. We went into the year with high hopes of smashing our numbers from our 2019 Year-End and ended the year with new ideas and strategies to continue to support our customers, growers, and goals.