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Get Ready For Great Tasting Brew – Get Ready For Brew On The Slough

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The word eclectic can mean several things these days, but when it refers to the Brew on the Slough in La Conner Washington, it takes on new meaning. Perhaps what makes this beer festival so unique and special is simply the fact that is takes…
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Cardinal Craft Tap Room Open Every Friday Rest of Summer!

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We are happy to announce that Cardinal Craft Tap Room is open EVERY FRIDAY for the rest of the summer! They will have 8 beers on tap this week including their very popular Hazy IPA, rich malt Amber, refreshing golden Summer Ale, and nutty…

Celebrate Your Birthday on the Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail

Looking to host a birthday party for that favorite beer lover in your life? How about gathering your closest friends, a DD, renting a van and completing the entire Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail in one day!

Cardinal Craft Brewing Program Receives Master Brewers Recognition

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Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that SVC’s Cardinal Craft Brewing program has received the distinction, full Master Brewers Recognition by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA). To be considered for recognition,…
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Skagit Valley Malting Barley Field

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Going for a tractor ride on May 8th, 2017, Susan Welch of Skagit Valley Malting interviews Dan Gunderson while he is planting their first barley field of the year named NZ-151. NZ-151 (two row spring variety) was bred by Washington State University breeders. "The flavor has almost a rye note, nice clean finish and was also bred to encourage clarity, minimal post-refrigeration hazing," say Susan.
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La Conner Channel Lodge Beer & Bed Package

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Skagit Valley's only waterfront hotel boasts Northwest styling, water views and an ideal location to start your Skagit Farm to Passport Ale Trail exploring. You are in a central location for passport brewery stamp collection!

Skagit Cardinal Craft Brewing Lesson

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The newest addition to the Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail and Passport is Cardinal Craft Brewing! I stopped in to say hello and also take my first beer brewing 101 lesson. Bob was kind enough (and patient enough) to give me a little introduction.
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Our Journey Down the Garden Path: Adventures in Brewery Startup

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For insights into the Garden Path Fermentation startup process and how things are coming along, check out "Part I of IV: Our Journey Down the Garden Path: Adventures in Brewery Startup" by Amber Watts on page 48.     &nbs…