Brewfest on the Skagit 2022

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he 20th annual BrewFest on the Skagit, the Skagit’s longest-running Craft Brew Festival, is set for Saturday, August 13th, from 3:00 to 8:30 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, tie-die courtesy of Tri-Dee Arts, vendors, and local food trucks.

Anacortes Brewery Releases / Rockfish Grill Events for July 2022

New Beer Releases Experimental Series - Honey Golden Ale (ABV 7% / IBU 21) This is a honey forward, lighter bodied ale with a kick made with 60 lbs of local honey, all pilsner malt and balanced with Crystal hops. Fidalgo Light (ABV 3.5%…

Chuckanut Brewery Events this Summer

Chuckanut Brewery’s locations will be hosting a slew of events in June and July. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend in the Skagit Valley make your way over to South Nut Tap Room. Events include food trucks (every other Thursday at South Nut), dog fest, crafts market (June 26 and July 17 at South Nut), and oyster pop-ups (at South Nut).

Farmstrong Wins the People's Choice Award

Congratulations to Farmstrong Brewing and Artist Laura Childs for winning the Rain Barrel People's Choice Award!  Did you know that during the dry months, May-September, you still could potentially collect 5,365 gallons of rainwater from your roof?  Rain barrels are available for $60 from Skagit Pud.
rain barrel garden path Skagit Pud

The Rain Barrels Down at Garden Path Fermentation

Garden Path Fermentation creativity goes well beyond painting rain barrels. "In pursuing our creative philosophy, we use exclusively local ingredients, with over 98% coming from within 20 miles of our location and ferment using only 100% native yeast, either from our house culture--which was originally cultivated from local flowers, plants, and berries and preserved from batch to batch for over 100 generations--or from naturally occurring microbes that we capture from the nighttime air; or, in the case of our wine and cider, from the fruit itself," explains Ron Extract, co-owner of Garden Path Fermentation.

Chuckanut Brewery Awarded World Beer Cup Medal

The Brewers Association announced the results of the largest international commercial beer competition, the 2022 World Beer Cup on May 5. The awards were presented in a ceremony at the conclusion of the Craft Beer Conference in Minneapolis. Chuckanut Brewery was awarded a Bronze medal for Chuckanut’s Bohemian Style Pilsner. There were over 170 entries in the Bohemian Pilsner category that Chuckanut won.

Jake Silva - Brewing Artist

Jake Silva was introduced to art at a young age by his grandmother, an artist.  "Drawing and painting have always interested me, so my grandmother would show me tips on how to paint, and she expressed interest in my art," said Jake. He has also taken several art classes in college to improve his skills.  Jake uses his creative talents in brewing beer as well. Jake, Skagit Farm to Pint, and Skagit PUD unite water conservation, breweries, and art to raise funds for the non-profit Viva Farms.

Anacortes Brewery Happenings for May 2022

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.  Come on in and taste the Deception Pass Pale Ale coming in at ABV 5.4%  /  IBU 40.

Skagit Cider Fest 2022

The Skagit Cider Fest 2022, a Viva Fundraiser hosted by Farmstrong, was a great success with a sold-out crowd! With over 16 Cideries, live music, tasty food, and sunshine, we couldn't ask for more!

Rain Barrel Competition - Farmstrong Brewing

Did you know that beer is 95% water?  Skagit Farm to Pint has united water conservation, breweries, art, and Viva Farms altogether to create the Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow Rain Barrel Project!  Skagit PUD donated and delivered the rain barrels to the participating breweries before the beginning of the Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow, artists painted the rain barrels, and Viva Farms will be displaying the rain barrels at the Port of Skagit after the Roadshow ends.