Chuckanut Utilizes Sustainable Practices to Save Water

Chuckanut brewery understands what a special resource water is and has been using many sustainable practices for years.  In fact, they started even before they opened Chuckanut Brewery. "Our brewmaster Will Kemper is a brewing and chemical engineer and designs breweries all over the US and the world, and this is a practice he has used since time began," says Mari Kemper.

Chuckanut at Port of Skagit Doubling in Size

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Award-winning Chuckanut Brewery has big expansion and contraction changes in store for the rest of 2021 and into 2022. The brewery in Burlington at the Port of Skagit in the heart of Skagit Valley will be more than doubling its size. This expansion will set the brewery up to get deeper into the field of bottling and canning its superb ales and lagers.

Harvest in the Valley

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It’s time to grab those sweaters and plan a road trip to the Skagit Valley to celebrate Harvest Time!  The Skagit Valley has lots of different lodging options for you.  Book a room, order food-to-go or make some dinner reservations, and check out these great Harvest outdoor activities!  Skagit Valley hops are being harvested now and the barley harvest is now wrapped up!
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BREWFEST ON THE SKAGIT 2021

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The 19th annual BrewFest on the Skagit, the Skagit's longest-running Craft Brew Festival, is set for Saturday, August 14th from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at Edgewater Park along the banks of the Skagit River in Mount Vernon. This year's BrewFest will feature dozens of local craft brews, three of the region's most popular bands, leisure games, vendors, and local food trucks.
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Beers, Bites, and Beauty - Skagit Farm to Pint FEST Roadshow

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My husband and I celebrated our 20th-anniversary last year with a trip to Antarctica in February. Then Covid-19 happened. We had tickets to see the Paperboys at the Tractor Tavern on St Patrick's Day - Canceled. We had a weekend in Vancouver planned around The Mavericks concert - Border Closed, Concert Canceled. We had tickets to The 2020 Skagit Farm to Pint Fest last April - Canceled. This last one was especially painful, as we LOVE local beer and food! We were thrilled to learn that Skagit Farm to Pint Fest had been re-engineered for 2021 - a Covid-compliant, self-guided "Road Show" to last the entire month of April! Woohoo! Thirteen breweries. Three days. No problem!

Port of Skagit & the Skagit Farm to Pint FEST Roadshow

Agriculture is an important industry in the Skagit Valley, and the Port of Skagit is committed to building opportunities to support, sustain and advance the local agricultural industry.
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Skagit Farm to Pint FEST 2021 Live Stream Concert

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The Skagit Farm to Pint FEST 2021 Live Stream is now available for your viewing enjoyment! Experience the roadshow pairings, buy some beer to go, or fill up those growlers and sit back and enjoy the show featuring Dean's Honky Tonk Dream, The Enthusiasts & Ebb, Slack & Flood! 

Tulips, Artists, and Beer: The Best of Skagit

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Gain a behind-the-scenes look at the best Skagit Valley has to offer while exploring one of the most scenic bicycle routes in the Pacific Northwest with Experience International. Visit tulip fields at peak bloom, meet inspiring local artisans, and follow grains of barley from the fields all the way to your pint glass! Between adventures, enjoy gourmet local food and award-winning ales along the Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail. With so much to offer, this is a once-a-year tour you will not want to miss!
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New Garden Path Fermentation Beer Release

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Garden Path Fermentation announces the release of their newest beer, The Subtle Blend Cherries, a native yeast ale refermented on multiple varietals of Skagit Valley cherries harvested from the Washington State University research orchards in Mount Vernon, and bottle conditioned with local fireweed honey.

Good Beer, it’s in the Water

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Beer is 95% water, and here in the Skagit Valley, our breweries have been able to thrive thanks to reliable access to good-tasting, clean water. “You may assume water is just water,” said Kevin Tate, community relations manager for Skagit Public Utility District, “but the quality of water used in brewing beer will make a big difference in the final product.”