Anacortes Brewery Releases / Rockfish Grill Events for January 2023

New Beer Releases:
Czech Pilsner (ABV 5% / IBU 35) Bohemian style lager with light golden color from pale & Munich malts, distinct hop character from Saaz hops and lagered for several weeks providing smoothness and subtle malt flavor.

Noel Winter Ale (ABV 8.3% / IBU 45) Brewed to celebrate the holiday season, this winter warmer uses various aromatic specialty malts and has a prominent hop character from Cascade, Mt Hood and Sabro varieties.
Upcoming Anacortes Brewery Events:
Anacortes Music Project Rockin’ Yule Bizarre, 6PM Sat 12/17, Buxton’s, Anacortes

Rockfish Grill Entertainment Calendar:
12/3 – Harp Attack with the Mark Dufresne Band plus special guests Sean Devine and Steve Bailey (7:30PM)
12/7 – Joan Penney (6PM)
12/10 – The Unknowns (7:30PM)
12/14 – Dr Sweets and Ireland Woods (6PM)
12/17 – Sheri Roberts Greimes and Jo Momma (7:30PM)
12/21 – Doug Schmude (6PM)
12/28 – Janette West (6PM)
12/31 – Savage Blues Band (7:30PM)

Preview: 1/7 – Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method (7:30PM)

Chuckanut Black Friday and Holiday Updates

Here come the holidays, and Chuckanut Brewery has lots to offer to help you get ready! Traditionally Chuckanut celebrates its fans and beer lovers by tapping a big bier on Black Friday. This year, as a way of saying thanks for all your support, Chuckanut has a real treat because the Chuckanut Barleywine, made in collaboration with North Fork Brewery, will be tapped! This big bier is a strong, reddish-golden ale with a 10.3% ABV. Chuckanut Barleywine has the characteristics of a marriage between the American and English style barleywine ale. A whimsical balance of sweetness from Vienna malt and a slight bitterness from noble hops creates a warming palate and dry finish. On tap starting Black Friday, November 25, at P. Nut Beer Hall in Portland and South Nut Tap Room in Skagit Valley.

That’s not all Chuckanut has going on for Black Friday. Merchandise specials will also start and continue until December 23. When you buy $50-99 in merchandise you will receive a free logo pint glass. And when you spend $100 or more on merchandise you get a free $15 gift card. Chuckanut merchandise includes hoodies (zippered and pullover), t-shirts, all kinds of glassware, hats, and even a leash for your pooch! If you are having a hard time deciding just what your beer lover would like to get, Chuckanut has gift cards available too. Not only is the shopping easy at Chuckanut, but you can reward yourself at the end of your shopping spree with a glass of beer (over 21, of course) and grab a six-pack or growler fills to take home. Don’t forget to have Chuckanut at your holiday parties, it’s a treat on any table!

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. The production facility and South Nut Tap Room are 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! P. Nut and South Nut will both be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Skagit River Brewery New Releases and Menu Items

Stop by Skagit River Brewery this fall and try the two new releases paired with new menu choices!  The Skagit River Brewery Octoberfest Marzen Lager is a lager that originated in Bavaria. It has a medium to full body and may vary in color from pale through amber to dark brown.  It was the beer traditionally served at the Munich. This beer is rich in malt with a balance of clean hop bitterness, similar to the Vienna lager. The Skagit River Brewery Farm House Ale Saison is a pale ale that is highly carbonated, fruity, and spicy.  It was historically brewed with low alcohol levels, but modern productions of the style have moderate to high levels of alcohol. It is generally classified as a farmhouse ale along with several other varieties.

Skagit River Brewery Introduces New Menu Choices

  • NW Fish n’ chips 22 – Fresh Local Cod dipped in our Skuller IPA beer batter served with
    French Fries, and Coleslaw house-made tartar sauce.
  • Street Tacos (3) 18 – Shrimp with spicey aioli, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and pickled red
    onions | BBQ Pulled Pork with coleslaw and pickled red onions | Veggie tacos with jackfruit with pickled peppers.
  • Pacific Salmon BLT 19 – Cajun spiced Salmon, Pesto aioli, bacon, lettuce, and tomato on whole
    wheat toast.
  • Brisket or Pork sandwich 18 – House Made BBQ Pulled Pork, onion ring, and coleslaw.
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich 19 – (Make it Mike’s Honey Hot Style) Brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo, and pickles. Add on: Avocado 3 Bacon 3.
  • Hawaiian Sandwich 15 – Avocado, Crispy Onions, tomato, lettuce, and Spam on a pretzel bun.
  • Pacific Salmon or Shrimp Dinner 24 – Served with SRB herb butter, mashed potatoes, and a side salad.
  • Pasta Du Jour 20 – Weekly special pasta created by our chefs

Anacortes Bier on the Pier

Come raise a glass and celebrate the 11th Anniversary! With breweries, cideries, food trucks, and live music – you’re in for a hoppin’ time!


Multi-Session Event

  • Friday, October 7th, from 5 to 8pm
  • Saturday, October 8th, from 12 to 3pm
  • Saturday, October 8th, from 4 to 7pm

Tickets: $45 (includes entrance into one event session, a commemorative 5-oz tasting glass, and eight tickets for 4-oz pours)

*Must be 21+ and ready to present ID at the door. No babies, strollers, infants, children, pets/animals will be admitted.

Come raise a glass and celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Anacortes Bier on the Pier presented by Peoples Bank! With breweries, cideries, food trucks, and live music – you’re in for a hoppin’ good time! Experience tastes ranging from spicy and peppery to the citrusy and piney hops of the Pacific Northwest, all with the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel.

After the festival closes, take a stroll through historic downtown Anacortes to find unique shops, live music at multiple venues, and beer and ciders from the festival featured in restaurants. One day in Anacortes just isn’t enough – we hope you make it a weekend! Anacortes has a wide variety of hotels, local inns, and bed and breakfast locations.

Have questions about the event? Give Anacortes Chamber of Commerce a call at (360) 293-7911.


Dust off the lederhosen and dirndls because the Chuckanut Oktoberfest celebration is happening at South Nut and P. Nut on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 12pm to close. This family-friendly fall celebration includes lots of beer, food, games, and contests. Get your arm muscles in shape for the liter holding and hammerschlagen contests. If you aren’t familiar with hammerschlagen it’s a game of skill and strength. Make sure to dress up in your favorite Bavarian gear to enter the costume contest. Contests will happen throughout the day with no early sign-ups needed.

Traditionally Oktoberfest happens in the last couple of weeks in September to capitalize on the better September weather as opposed to October, when it historically began in Germany. Activities are planned for the beer gardens at South Nut in Burlington and P. Nut in Portland if the weather holds. Hammerschlagen and costume contests will only happen at South Nut, but there will be plenty to do at P. Nut also.

Beer Garden games like cornhole will be out and at the ready. GrisGris Kitchen will be on hand in Portland to dish up food for the hungry, while Captain’s Cod food truck will be on-site in Burlington at South Nut. Captain’s Cod has been making WAVES since bursting onto the scene with their 100% sustainably caught wild Alaskan Cod. Either way, there will be plenty to eat, and did we mention the beer?

You are guaranteed there will be plenty of Chuckanut’s Fest Bier on hand to drink in liter mugs, just like in Germany. Plus Cuckanut’s other great German beers like Kolsch, Dunkel Lager, Helles Lager, Vienna Lager and the rich Maibock. Chuckanut Oktoberfest is sure to be a very fun gathering for everyone!

Anacortes Brewery Releases / Rockfish Grill Events for Sept 2022

New Beer Releases

Highway to Helles (ABV 5.5% / IBU 18) Our Helles Lager is a tribute to the North Cascades Highway that runs through Anacortes. Highly drinkable and well-balanced, this refreshing session beer is brewed in the traditional German style, slightly malt forward with restrained bitterness from Vanguard & Perle hops, finishing soft and dry.

Pumpkin Ale (ABV 7% / IBU 30) Our 2022 Pumpkin Ale is brewed with biscuit malt along with cinnamon and allspice then local Skagit valley grown pumpkin is roasted in a wood fired oven and added to the bright tank to capture the flavors of Fall.

Oktoberfest (ABV 6.4% / IBU 30) Malty and full bodied, this savory beer celebrates the traditional Bavarian festival. Delicately hopped and lagered for 6 weeks in our authentic cold storage cellar.

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Upcoming Anacortes Brewery Events

AMPfest – 12PM Sat 9/3, Seafarers Park, Anacortes
Great Pumpkin Beer Festival – 4PM Fri 9/30, Seattle Center

Rockfish Grill Entertainment Calendar:

9/3 – Children of the Blues (7:30PM)

9/7 – Whistle Lake Jazz Quartet (6PM)
9/10 – The Naughty Blokes (7:30PM)

9/14 – Norris and Nicely (6PM)

9/17 – Stevie and the Blue Flames (7:30PM)

9/21 – Andre Feriante (6PM)

9/24 – Billy Appleton Band (7:30PM)

9/28 – Fidalgo Swing (6PM)

Preview: 10/1 – Queen’s Bluegrass (7:30PM)

Live Podcast at Chuckanut Brewery with John Holl

Well-known craft beer cookbook author and podcaster John Holl will be recording a live podcast at Chuckanut Brewery’s South Nut Tap Room on September 10, Saturday at 5 pm. The podcast will be recorded in front of a live audience in the taproom.  South Nut Tap Room is located across the road from the Port of Skagit Airport in Burlington, WA.

Mari and Will Kemper, Chuckanut owners and craft beer pioneers will be on hand along with neighboring Garden Path Fermentation owners Ron Extract and Amber Watts. The conversation will discuss John’s newest edition of his Craft Brewery Cookbook, in which Chuckanut beer and recipes are highlighted. Chuck Light, the beer featured in the book, will be on tap along with nine other Chuckanut beers. But there will also be a discussion of the state of the craft beer industry, lagers, fermentation, and wherever the conversation flows over 45 minutes. Village Books in Fairhaven will be on-site to sell John’s books and other beer-related books of interest to those in attendance.  This event is free of charge and open to the public.

John has been covering the beer industry as a reporter, writer, and editor for nearly 20 years. He is the editor of All About Beer and the on-air host for Drink Beer Think Beer podcasts.

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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. 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

Skagit Valley Malting Wins Major Award

Skagit Valley Malting is proud to announce its Bronze at The 2022 RMI Brewing Supply Awards. These awards recognize excellence in the supply of malt products to the brewing industry through transformative innovations, sustainability initiatives, and supply chain agility.

The award was given for Category B:

“Maltsters who have an operational plant capable of outputting less than 50KT of malt annually and who have implemented over the past 3 years projects and/or programs which have either essentially transformed the agricultural, manufacturing and/or sales & distribution characteristics of the malting industry as recognized by their customers & industry peers.”

Highlighting increased diversity in product line-up by offering Gluten-Free Malts while working towards full Gluten-Free certification, along with a deepened commitment to sustainability. By adding on-farm anaerobic digesters, and increasing the number of Salmon-Safe, Organic, and other third-party certified growers, Skagit Valley Malting generated very positive feedback from the panel of judges.

Combining new processes and diversified sustainability practices, Skagit Valley Malting was the only American malthouse and the only member of the Craft Maltsters Guild, to be honored at the awards gala that took place on March 30th, 2022 in Antwerp Belgium. Other award winners included – Category A: Muntons, Bairds, Malteurop; Category B: Castle Malting, The Swaen/Birdies.

Dave Green, CEO of Skagit Valley Malting on the award, “It means a lot to our team to be recognized for the work they’ve put in over the past couple of years, as we’ve made changes to our company and moved toward a more sustainable supply chain. We’re also proud to be held up alongside these other companies who are helping to move our industry in a great direction.”

Skagit Valley Co-Op Supports the 2022 Roadshow

The Skagit Valley Food Co-op has been community-owned for almost 50 years, working toward providing healthy, high-quality food to their communities at good prices—for shoppers and producers. And while our local Skagit Valley Food Co-op is still a little quirky and crunchy, our Co-op isn’t just for hippies anymore. The Co-op is simply the best grocery store in town where you can find fresh, local food and popular organic brands, too. In fact, they were recently named Mount Vernon’s Business of the Year! The Co-op is not an exclusive club; everyone can come in and shop or browse any time. No membership required!

From 4% Friday donations to carrying Viva Farms produce, the Skagit Valley Food Co-op has supported Viva Farms in many ways over the years. So, supporting the Skagit Farm to Pint ROADSHOW just makes sense. Plus, we’re huge fans of local craft beers.

Partnering with local farms and producers is a big part of what makes the Co-op so much more than a grocery store. When you shop locally (aka: drink a local beer made with local malt and wheat from a local farm), not only are you sipping on something delicious, you’re putting your hard-earned dollar back into the local economy and supporting the dreams of real people who live here. It feels good to shop local. It feels even better to shake the hand or give a high-five to the folks who grow our food, mill our grains, brew our beers, and happen to live just down the road.

Breweries, bottle shops, and neighborhood taphouses abound in our neck of the woods. What sets Western Washington breweries apart is that many of them source their malt from Skagit Valley Malting, who partners with local farmers to process barley grown right here in our own backyard. The same farm that supplies the Co-op with world-famous Skagit strawberries also produces grain for a unique, hyperlocal malt. It’s safe to say we’re not in Kansas anymore. Cheers to drinking beer from here!

Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow Pairings

Drumroll please!  Announcing the 2022 Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow Pairings!

Roadshow Menu Pairings 2022