CHUCKANUT BREWERY WINS AT WORLD BEER CUP

Chuckanut Brewery is no stranger to receiving medals at the World Beer Cup competition. The World Beer Cup is organized by the Brewers Association and held in a different location in the USA during the Craft Brewers Conference. The event was held every other year since its inception in 1996 but has shifted to a yearly competition starting 2022. This year’s competition was held in Nashville, TN with 272 international judges blind tasting 10,213 beers from 2,376 breweries across the world. Chuckanut Munich Style Helles Lager won Bronze in the Helles category along with 201 other entries. This is Chuckanut Helles’ first World Beer Cup Award although it has won 3 GABF (Great American Beer Festival also run by the Brewers Association) medals (2 Gold and 1 Silver) in the past.

Chuckanut Helles Lager has a well-developed bready flavor that rewards the drinker with sublime balance and a subtle elegant maltiness. Brewed with a gentle, sure touch, Helles Lager is the “got to” beer all day long! Excellent with any seafood, salad or lighter meat dishes for a real treat! Available at various accounts around WA and OR in draft. And occasionally for sale in cans at both P. Nut and South Nut locations.

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 chuckanutbrewery.com.

Farmstrong Brewing April Happenings

New Beer Releases include the CoHop!  This West Coast IPA was brewed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Skagit Valley Co-op. This was brewed in collaboration with District Brewing, Temperate Habits Brewing Co. and North Sound Brewing Co. There is a very limited supply on tap so come grab a pint while it’s here!

Skagit Chili & Chowder Cook-Off

Come join April 1st from 1pm to 4pm for the annual Chili & Chowder Cook-Off! $15 gets you six samples and a vote (and a large portion of your favorite).  Savanna Woods will be performing live on the Truck Show Stage 1-4 pm during the event!

Cribbage Tournament

Cribbage tournaments are on the second Monday of every month at 5:30. Compete with other cribbage lovers for a chance to win the pot or other prizes from Farmstrong. Bring $5, your game face, and be ready to have some fun! Call ahead to guarantee your spot.

Farmstrong April Concert Series

Monday Night Makers Market

Come shop at our first Monday Night Makers Market, offering a variety of local artists selling handmade crafts, such as candles, stickers, paintings, jewelry, and more! Grab a beer or a cider while you shop around this all indoor, all ages, makers market from 5-8pm.

Wednesday Night Trivia

Our weekly battle of the brains happens every Wednesday at 6pm in the taproom. Teams of 1-6 compete for supremacy in an ever-changing collection of trivia challenges. Finish in the top 3 and win one of the grand prizes! Free to enter and Hosted by Quizmaster Clay. Farm Bosses and Farm Hands can reserve a table via phone the day of! *5 reserved tables MAX – To reserve, call the taproom Wednesdays @ 2pm

 

Sneak Peak for Chuckanut’s Skagit Tulip Ale

Every year Chuckanut Brewery makes a new Skagit Tulip Beer to celebrate the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival during the month of April. This year’s Skagit Tulip Ale is a delightful beer using experimental hop HBC1134 from WA state’s Haas Hops. And of course, as in every year, the Skagit Tulip brew uses malts from Skagit Valley Malting. These grains are grown in the Northwest region and malted by Chuckanut’s neighbor Skagit Valley Malting. A sneak preview of the beer will take place at South Nut Tap Room (in the heart of Skagit Valley) on March 25, Saturday, at 4 pm. A very small gravity keg of unfiltered Keller Skagit Tulip Ale will be tapped and $1 of every beer will be donated in support of Lydia Place in honor of Women’s month. If you want to taste this beer make sure to arrive on time. Pixie Sisters Creation will also have a pop up at the Tap Room with locally crafted jewelry.

 

This year’s Skagit Tulip Ale was a collaboration with Haas Hops. The experimental HBC 1134 hop was created with sustainability in mind. The hops provide floral, citrus and herbal flavors and aromas. Tulip Ale is rounded out and balanced with the inclusion of Skagit Valley Malts. Each year the malt is different and in 2023 Chuckanut has used a combination of Climate Select and Talisman Pilsner malts. This is an uncomplicated beer that has aromas of lemon and biscuit with a bright balanced finish. Skagit Tulip Ale is a great accompaniment to seafood dishes or the perfect beer just on its own for light refreshment. The official tapping of this year’s Skagit Tulip Ale will begin on Friday March 31 in anticipation of the Tulip Fest that begins April 1.

 

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 chuckanutbrewery.com.

Anacortes Brewery Releases | Rockfish Grill Events for April 2023

Anacortes Brewery Releases / Rockfish Grill Events for April 2023

New Beer Releases:

  • Whistle Lake Weizen (ABV 5.3% / IBU 18) It’s back! Our award-winning Hefeweizen has a cloudy golden color and a full, fruity aroma while Bavarian yeast produces striking banana & clove aromas. It’s the perfect thirst quencher!
  • OG IPA (ABV 6% / IBU 80)   Our classic northwest style IPA has a building hop character balanced with a sturdy backbone to support it. Columbus, Cascade & Simcoe are dry-hopped in the fermenter  producing a moderate citrus and stone fruit aroma that yields to a bold, prolonged hop flavor and bitterness.

Upcoming Anacortes Brewery Events:

April Brews Day, April 29, Max Higbee Center, Bellingham

Rockfish Grill Entertainment Calendar:

4/1 – CC Adams Band with Mary Ellen Likens (7:30PM)

4/5 – Joan Penney (6PM)

4/8 – Children of the Blues (7:30PM)
4/12 – Aloha Danny (6PM)

4/15 – Badd Dog Blues Society (7:30PM)

4/19 – Norris and Nicely (6PM)

4/22 – Queen’s Bluegrass (7:30PM)

4/26 – Janette West (6PM)

4/29 – Chris Eger Band (7:30PM)

 

Preview:

5/6 – Joel Astley (7:30PM)

5/10 – Newton’s Law (6PM)

 

Rockfish Grill and Anacortes Brewery

320 Commercial Ave

Anacortes WA 98221

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Skagit Farm to Pint Breweries Collaborate to Create 50th Anniversary Beer Series for Skagit Valley Food Co-op

The Skagit Valley Food Co-op is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2023, and is working with Skagit Farm to Pint breweries to launch a Golden Jubilee Beer Series!

Golden Jubilee – a fancy way to say the Skagit Valley Food Co-op is celebrating its 50th! And what better way to celebrate 50 years of cooperation than bringing together four local breweries to create a series of brews just for the Co-op? The series is a collaboration between District, Farmstrong, North Sound, and Temperate Habits – a little co-hoperation, if you will – and they’re delighted to kick the series off with the release of its CoHop Anniversary Ale, and IPA. Brewed just a hop-skip from its beloved Co-op, the CoHop is a nod to the magic of working together to offer our community something delicious, like the Co-op does, and has done since 1973. …because we all get by with a little hop from our friends. 

The CoHop Anniversary Ale will be on tap at all four breweries and available in cans at the Co-op starting March 21st. They will continue the Golden Jubilee Series with another beer release this summer and a cider in the fall.

CoHop Bar Hop

Thirsty for more? Drink like a local on a CoHop bar hop. You can enjoy a fresh pour of the Anniversary Ale at each of the breweries, and check out other specials and events while you’re at it. All in Mount Vernon, and all open daily. Visit their websites for updates, or just pop in!

District Brewing
520 Main Street
districtbrewco.com

Uniting craft beer and great people, District is located on Riverwalk Plaza in what was once the Lyric Theater – family friendly with a stellar view of the Skagit. District serves up delicious food (pizza!) and drinks, named after movies of course, along with guest taps, daily specials, and outdoor seating that’s great for doggos.

  • Monday: $3 off pints of District beer
  • Tuesday: $10 of tab of $50 or more
  • Wednesday: $10 1-topping District-size Pizza
  • Thursday: $9 pitchers of Juan’s Mexican Lager

Farmstrong Brewing Co. + Taproom
110 Stewart Road
farmstrongbrewing.com

Grown Here, Malted Here, Brewed Here. Farmstrong works closely with Skagit Valley Malting to produce truly local beers. They also serve their own hard cider Ragged & Right Cider, and their food truck is set to re-open in April, just in time for warm spring nights in the beer garden. Put your drinking cap on, and join them for trivia every Wednesday night. All ages and dogs welcome.

North Sound Brewing Company
17406 WA-536 A
northsoundbrewing.com

Also a stone’s throw from the Skagit River, North Sound brews old-world inspired, unfiltered small batch ales, including their Hopsolicious IPA, Goosetown Brown, and Pearl’s Pale Ale, their seasonal Tulip Festival pale ale. They tweak the hop profile every year to keep it spring fresh, like the open-air experience when the taproom’s garage doors finally open! You can bring your own food, and your well-behaved dogs. 21+ only.

Temperate Habits

Just two blocks from the Co-op! Former pharmacists turned brewologists, Temperate Habits is woman-owned by Brooke and Katie. Go say hi! TH is an all ages small batch brewpub with craft beers and a full menu with burgers, sandies, and a drool-worthy selection of loaded fries – Crab & Lobster Tots, anyone? All are listed with suggested drink pairings, so you’re getting the fullest flavor experience. Happy Hour is 3-5pm.

 About Skagit Valley Food Co-op:

The Skagit Valley Food Co-op is a community-owned organic and natural food grocer that has served Skagit County and surrounding areas since 1973. The Co-op is dedicated to bringing great local and organic foods (and beverages) to the community while pursuing cooperative values.

Raise a Glass to Spring – Terramar

With the change of seasons comes a change of menu and operating hours. Starting April 1, Terramar will be open seven days a week.

Taproom Hours:
Sun-Thur 11:30am to 9:00pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am to 9:00pm
Speakeasy Hours:
Mon-Fri 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Sat-Sun 11:30am to 9:00pm

You can find the Spring Taplist, Cocktail and Food menus on the Terramar website, and the Taplist and Food menus on the online order page. The three rotating pizza specials change more often than the regular menu, and are in more of a limited supply.

Terramar’s 3rd Annual bottle release of the Quadrupel Ale is now for sale in the taproom and select bottle shops. The 2023 bottle-conditioned Space Quadyssey is a blend of 70% 2023 stainless fermented Quadrupel with 30% of 2022 Quadrupel aged in freshly emptied Terramar Whiskey barrels for 12 months. Full-bodied, bold, and complex with malty notes of plum, dark cherry, toasted caramel, toffee, and subtle spice with subtle oak, tannin, and vanillin complexity from the portion which was barrel aged. Bottle-conditioned with champagne yeast, drink now or age at cellar temperatures.

Terramar is expanding into Seattle and beyond! They have partnered with River Barrel Distributing to share its award-winning beer, cider, and spirits with more of Western Washington. River Barrel serves King, Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Snohomish, Kitsap, and Grays Harbor. We look forward to showcasing Skagit Valley’s magic by sharing our terroir-driven beer, cider, and spirits with more Washingtonians.

Keep an eye out for one of our core beverages (2022 SIP Magazine Best of the Northwest Platinum winner “Amber On” Amber Ale • 2021 WA Beer Awards Gold winner, “Old Number Six” Blonde Steam Beer • “Weizen Up” Weissbier • “Edison Crisp” Dry Cider • “Quasi” Semi-Dry Cider • “Harvest” Fruited Cider, 2022 ADI and World Spirits Award winning Single Malt Whiskey, Vodka and Gin), as well as our seasonal and smaller projects.

Terramar is honored to be recognized by The Good Food Foundation as a Finalist in the 2023 Good Food Awards for its Single Malt Vodka and American Single Malt Whiskey. The foundation recognizes distillers committed to sustainability and their craft, making responsible choices at every step of the process. Spirits that meet the criteria for entry can trace all of their ingredients, from base distillate to added ingredients, without the use of genetically modified crops and artificial additives.

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)

Preview:

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!

skagit farm to pint passport 2023

 

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.