Anacortes Brewery Releases / Rockfish Grill Events for March 2023

Anacortes Brewery Releases / Rockfish Grill Events for March 2023

New Beer Releases:

Locomotive Breath Imperial Stout (ABV 8.5% / IBU 45) Dark, robust and full of gusto, this beer contains generous amounts of roasted barley, black & chocolate malts for intense flavor, color and aroma.

Scarlet Letter IPA (ABV 6.5% / 65 IBU) Our Scarlet Letter recipe features a synergistic malt character from two row, C40 and Munich malt varieties with a touch of roasted barley for color while combining Cascade and Columbus hops in the boil and dry hopping from Simcoe and Ekuanot varieties.

Tulip Valley Pilsner (5.4 ABV / 35 IBU) The official beer of the 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, this golden pilsner is made from Northwest pilsner malt and hopped with Spalter Select for balanced bitterness.

Upcoming Anacortes Brewery Events:

Manieri Swing Dance, 7PM Sat 3/25, Depot Arts Center, Anacortes

Rockfish Grill Entertainment Calendar:

3/1 – Whistle Lake Quartet (6PM)

3/3 – Jazz Walk with Kelley Johnson (7PM)

3/4 – Cardova (7:30PM)
3/8 – Andre Feriante (6PM)
3/11 – Naughty Blokes (7:30PM)
3/15 – Dr Sweets and Ireland Woods (6PM)

3/18 – Cosmic Sauce (7:30PM)

3/22 – Fidalgo Swing (6PM)

3/25 – Jimmy Mac All Stars (7:30PM)

3/29 – Pension King and the Dependents (6PM)


4/1 – The Atlantics (7:30PM)
4/5 – Joan Penney (6PM)

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Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail Passports 2023

Collect all the stamps and score a prize at the Burlington Visitor Info Center at 520 E Fairhaven Ave!  Share your Ale Trail adventure by tagging us on Instagram and Facebook!  Download the 2023 Ale Trail Passport or pick up a passport at Skagit County Visitor Information Centers and Skagit Valley Breweries!

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Small Batch Spirits Series at Terramar

The small batch spirits are the first in a series of unique one-off spirits crafted from Skagit Valley ingredients.

Bourbon Whiskey | 375ml | $39
51% Skagit white corn, 25% Skagit white wheat, 24% Copeland malted barley, distilled and aged in new charred oak barrels. Notes: Sweet vanilla, caramel, toffee, stone fruit. Palate: Balanced flavor of vanilla, sweet corn, caramelized sugar, with a charred oak finish.

Barrel Aged Gin | 375ml | $27
Experimental Gin recipe, barrel aged in a freshly emptied Terramar Single Malt Whiskey barrel. Nose: Floral, menthol, ginger snaps, cinnamon, peppermint, butter cookie. Palate: Floral, herbal, bitter orange, vanilla, butter cookie, cinnamon, toasted coconut with a citrusy pepper finish.

Chuckanut Brewery Wins Gold at GABF

Chuckanut Brewery has won a Gold Medal from the Great American Beer Festival 2022 for its Chuck Light Lager in the Light Beer category with 143 entries. The Brewers Association announced that this year’s festival had 9,904 beers entered across 177 different beer styles. This year 235 judges judged beer from 2,154 breweries across the USA. Only 300 medals were awarded to 268 breweries and Chuckanut was among them. Chuckanut is on the third most winning streak at the GABF. The streak would have been longer if Chuckanut had gotten into the 2013 competition, but it was sold out in a couple of hours and Chuckanut was too late to enter! Every year Chuckanut Brewery has entered the Great American Beer Festival over 13 years it has one at least one medal and some years up to four!


Chuck Light isn’t new to winning medals, it won Silver at the GABF in 2020 and Silver in the Best of Craft Beer in 2021. This little lager is made in the style of a low-calorie beer. Using a combination of light-colored malts and gentle hops with a dry finish, this balanced, easy drinking beer is for those that might want to watch their calorie intake (103 calories per 12 oz pour). Always delicious whether watching your weight or not, this lager is light in style and flavor and an all-day kind of beer. Great with salads, fresh vegetable and seafood dishes Chuck Light compliments rather than overpowers whatever is on your plate. Beautifully crispy, straw colored, thirst quenching and totally sessionable, no wonder Chuck Light won Gold!


Chuckanut Brewery brews award winning Lagers and Ales and has won Large Brewery of the Year at WA Beer Awards 2017, 2019 and 2021 and Small Brewery at the GABF 2011, GABF Small Brewpub 2009 and Small Brewery 2011 of the Year. The production facility and Tap Room is in Skagit Valley at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington, WA. Chuckanut Brewery’s P. Nut Beer Hall is at 920 SE Caruthers St, Portland.  Both locations welcome guests of all ages and have indoor and outdoor seating! Check out additional information about Chuckanut at

Craft Beer AND Stout Cupcakes!

Cardinal Craft Brewing open on Thursdays for curbside pickup – Our first two weeks have been a success -thank you for coming out to support us!

New on tap this week is our Calm Before the Storm Cream Ale. In addition to 9 other brews, you are sure to find something you’d like to take home.

NEW THIS WEEK, we are featuring Irish Stout Mini Cupcakes and Pear Apple Almond Galette’s from SVC Bakery. Simply add the sweet treats to your online order.

Our 32 oz. Crowler cans are filled to order -just place your order online anytime during the week before midnight Wednesday, and we’ll have it ready for you in our driveup pickup area on Thursdays between 3-7p.m. You don’t even have to leave your car!

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Chuckanut Beer Now in Bottles!

There’s always a silver lining to a storm cloud and lucky for Chuckanut beer fans, it’s coming in the form of bottled Chuckanut Beer! The Coronavirus has made us all more creative with how we get our great beer to those who want it, just not at a favorite restaurant or pub. Instead, it’s got to be in the form of beer to go. Chuckanut is now offering its world-famous, award-winning beers in half-liter bottles!

Chuckanut_Brewery_Kolsch_BottlesChuckanut bottled beer will be available from NW Beverages in Washington state, Day One Distributors in Oregon, Dickerson Distributing in northwest Puget Sound and West Craft in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Chuckanut beer in half-liter bottles can be found at Metropolitan Markets, PCC, Town & Country and smaller bottle shops in the Puget Sound region. In Portland Chuckanut bottles will be located at Market of Choice, New Seasons Markets and smaller bottle shops and in the northwest Puget Sound it is on the shelves of the Community Food Co-op, Elizabeth Station and other grocers.

The first to be distributed around the Puget Sound, Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC areas is Kolsch, the current Gold Medal World Beer Cup winner that is a light-bodied soft malt-flavored ale that gives way to a crisp finish. Kolsch German Style Ale has undergone cold conditioning resulting in a slightly fruity aroma, effervescent quality, and smooth, easy finish. Great with sandwiches, seafood and any spicy foods it is a winner of multiple awards at the Great American Beer Festival (4 medals), World Beer Cup (2 medals), North American Beer Awards (5 medals) and WA Beer Awards (4 medals) since 2011.

Watch for other bottled Chuckanut beers in the future as these will come on-line as time permits. Whenever you reach for a Chuckanut beer you will be glad you did, they are always elegant, delicious and easy to drink!

Homebrewers Go Local to Compete for the Heavy Medal

The 2020 Farm to Pint (F2P) Pale Ale competition slots are available starting December 3rd at Northwest Brewers Supply.  Only 50 slots are available, and last year sold out quickly.  Entry cost is $40 and includes malt donated by Skagit Valley Malting, yeast donated by Northwest Brewers Supply, and one general admission entry to the 2020 Skagit Farm to Pint FEST.  Proceeds benefit Viva Farms.

The homebrewers will have eight weeks to create their Pale Ale and are given 10 lbs. of Skagit Valley Malting Copeland Pale malt to be used as the primary base malt, along with American ale yeast.  Brewers can make their beers unique by using any amount and variety of specialty grains and hops. Winner of the 2019 competition, Ben Holm, says “I wanted to create a well-balanced beer with the available ingredients. I think the Pale Ale category was an excellent showcase for Skagit Valley Malting’s products, and that gave me a great starting position to try to keep the hop bitterness and flavors balanced with the subtle malt flavors from Skagit Valley Malting.”

The judging will take place in February at Cardinal Craft Brewing with 13 judges, including experienced judges, instructors, brewers, brewery owners, and Skagit Valley College Craft Brewing Academy students. “It will be interesting to taste the similarities with the malt and yeast used, but also the differences with how the brewers add their touch with other grains and hops,” says Trevor Lawrence, owner of Northwest Brewers Supply.  Tony Savoy, Cardinal Craft instructor, formatted the judging, which will include notes and scales on appearance, aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and style.

The winning beer is brewed by Cardinal Craft Brewing and served at the Skagit Farm to Pint FEST on April 4, along with more than 28 other beers from all 14 of the Skagit Valley breweries.  “Winning last year felt amazing.  The reaction from the crowd at the Skagit Farm to Pint FEST was excellent.  I still get comments from the brewing community a year later,” says Holm.

Three homebrewers will have some heavy medal to show off after the Skagit Farm to Pint homebrew competition awards during Skagit Beer Week at the Skagit Farm to Pint FEST 2020.

Ben Holm, Winner of the 2018 and 2019 F2P Homebrew Competition

Anacortes Brewery is Warming Up for the Holidays

New Releases for November:

Anacortes Brewery Noel Winter AleNoel Winter Ale (ABV 7.0% / IBU 45)   Brewed to celebrate the holiday season, this winter warmer uses various aromatic specialty malts and has a prominent hop character from mild American Noble varieties.

Klosterbier (ABV 5.3% / IBU 35)   Smooth, dark lager originally brewed at the Anacortes Brewery under the guidance of the visiting brewmaster of The Kalt Loch Brewery in Bavaria. Inspired by a dark lager brewed for the Engelberg Monastery. Delicately hopped with Perle hops, this beer has become a local favorite.

Events for November (WA State):

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Label Unveiling 5PM Thurs 11/7, Skagit Valley Gardens, Mont Vernon

Skagit Beer and Wine Festival 3PM Sat 11/23, Eaglemont Golf Course, Burlington

Preview: Washington Brewer’s Guild Winter Beer Festival Fri-Sat 12/6-7, Magnuson Park Hanger 30, Seattle

Chuckanut Brewery Wins at Great American Beer Festival

Chuckanut has done it again; this time Chuckanut Brewery has brought home a Bronze Medal from the Great American Beer Festival 2019 for Fest Bier. The GABF competition is only for U.S. breweries, and the competition for a GABF medal is as fierce as ever. Judges examined 9,497 beers from 2,295 American breweries.

Bronze medal-winning Fest Bier is a modern style, golden lager like the one served in Munich at their Oktoberfest celebration every year. Chuckanut Fest Bier emphasizes the use of Vienna malts for a smooth, quaffable Oktoberfest beer light in color with a 5.5% ABV and 22 IBUs. The aroma and flavor are lightly malty with a hint of Noble hops. This medium-bodied lager finishes crisp and smooth for a beer to enjoy in multiple quantities in liter mugs! Chuckanut Fest Bier is delicious with festival foods like brats, roasted chicken, roast beef and fish on a stick!

South Nut’s Tap Room is in the heart of Skagit Valley, 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington and welcomes guests of all ages