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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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.

Anacortes Brewery Releases / Rockfish Grill Events for November 2022

New Beer Releases

ESB (6.7% ABV / 40 IBU) This throwback Extra Special Bitter features rich caramel and toasted malt notes backed by a clean Cascade and Crystal hop presence. It’s a fresh take on a classic style!

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 two row and hopped with experimental varietal HBC 472 for a coconut-woody character.

Broadsword Scottish Ale (OG 1.090 / ABV 8.3% / IBU 35)   Black Patent, Caramel, Chocolate, Munich & Peat smoked malts produce dark color, malty flavor and subtle smokiness in this robust Scottish Ale. Perle, Cascade & Mt Hood provide a balanced bitterness.

Upcoming Anacortes Brewery Events
Tulip Festival Official Beer Unveiling, 5:30PM Wed 11/9, Skagit Acres, Mount Vernon

Skagit Wine and Beer Festival 3-8:00PM Sat 11/12, Heritage Flight Museum, Burlington

Rockfish Grill Entertainment Calendar

11/2 – Whistle Lake Jazz Quartet (6PM)
11/5 – Cozmic Sauce (7:30PM)

11/9 – The Colonel (6PM)

11/12 – Chris Eger Band (7:30PM)

11/16 – Pension King and the Dependents (6PM)
11/19 – Joe Cook Band (7:30PM)
11/23 – Fidalgo Swing (6PM)

11/26 – Astley Lagen Band (7:30PM)

11/30 – Conrad Gruener (6PM)


Preview: 11/3 – Harp Attack with the Mark Dufresne Band and Special Guests (7:30PM)


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

Chuckanut Fall Harvest Fest October 22

Fall is in the air, and Chuckanut Brewery is celebrating with a Harvest Fest on October 22nd, from noon to close.  With cool nights and balmy days, the tapping of Chuckanut Barrel Aged Stout at the Fest is a welcome addition to the Chuckanut beer lineup and part of the big celebration. This strong stout has been aged in Chuckanut’s next-door neighbor Westland Distillery’s oak barrels!

At South Nut, there will be a collection of over a dozen local artisans selling their wares along with the Plant Lady, Boldly Grown Farm (pumpkins and veggies), Sly & Son Sourdough Baker, the Waffle lady (waffles, nut butters and jams)! There will be a canned Food Drive for the Skagit Food Bank, bring some cans to donate and get a discount off your beer!

Anacortes Brewery Release / Rockfish Grill Events for October 2022

New Beer Releases

Fresh Hop Pale Ale (5.4% ABV / IBU 50)  This highly anticipated seasonal is made with 2 row and Vienna malts for a dark straw color and features major flavor and aroma from copious amounts of fresh Mosaic hops collected at Carpenter Ranch in Granger WA.

Deception Pass Pale Ale (ABV 5.4% / IBU 40) The Anacortes Brewery partners with Deception Pass State Park to celebrate the Park’s 100th Anniversary with this refreshing, golden ale featuring Skagit Valley Malt and earthy citrus notes from dry hopping with Simcoe.

Hazy On You (ABV 6.5% / IBU 45) Our hazy IPA delivers the grapefruit and orange character of Ekuanot and Simcoe hops with a low level of bitterness for a juicy flavor and mouthfeel. Vienna and 2 row malts create a light malt profile that lets the hop shine while wheat and flaked oats bring on the haze. Let us go hazy, hazy on you

Upcoming Anacortes Brewery Events

Bier on the Pier – 5PM Fri 10/7, 12-3PM & 4-7PM Sat 10/8, Port Event Center, Anacortes

Thriller: Anacortes Rotary Fundraiser – 5:30PM Sat 10/29, Port Event Center


Rockfish Grill Entertainment Calendar

10/1 – Queen’s Bluegrass (7:30PM)

10/5 – Janette West (6PM)

10/8 – Jim Basnight (7:30PM)

10/12 – Trish Hatley (6PM)

10/15 – Free Harmony (7:30PM)
10/19 – Aloha Danny (6PM)

10/22 – Big Dog Revue (7:30PM)

10/26 – Joan Penney (6PM)

10/29 – The Atlantics (7:30PM)

Preview: 11/5 – Cozmic Sauce (7:30PM)

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