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.”
Garden Path Fermentation Release

New Garden Path Fermentation Beer Release

Garden Path Fermentation announces the release of their newest edition of Ron’s Not Bitter, a native yeast fermentation take on a classic UK-style bitter.

Skagit Farm to Pint FEST ROADSHOW!

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We know Skagit Farm to Pint FEST and Skagit Beer Week is something that we all look forward to every year, but we also know that things look a little bit different this year. For us, community safety and well-being are at the top of our priority list. So, we’ve decided to change things up. Skagit Farm to Pint heart and soul, the craft and the community, will remain unchanged. We present to you the Skagit Farm to Pint FEST Roadshow.

2020: The Year of the Pivot for Skagit Valley Malting

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2020 will be remembered by many as the year of the pivot. As challenges presented themselves, we adapted, pivoted, and overcame. We went into the year with high hopes of smashing our numbers from our 2019 Year-End and ended the year with new ideas and strategies to continue to support our customers, growers, and goals.

Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail - Our Breweries are Open!

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Explore Skagit Valley's wide-open spaces from snowshoeing in the North Cascades to kayaking at Bowman Bay and supporting our breweries on the way!  We have touched base with each of our great Skagit Valley breweries to guide you through the Ale Trail.  With vaccines already starting, we are wishing you all good health and cheer as we are in the last stretch.  Be kind, wash your hands often, wear a mask, and drink beer!

Chuckanut Brewery Wins 3 Medals at GABF 2020

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The Great American Beer Festival just announced that Chuckanut Brewery has won 3 medals for their lager beers in 2020. The virtual festival this year had over 8,800 beers entered and awarded 272 medals to 240 breweries across the country for the best beers in 91 categories covering 170 different styles of beers.

Cardinal Craft Brewing Introduces the SVC Mobile Food Lab

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How can Cardinal Craft Brewing make Thursday curbside pickup better? Introducing the Skagit Valley College (SVC) Mobile Food Lab! SVC's culinary students will join us in our parking lot this Thursday selling delicious anytime breakfast!

Craft Beer AND Stout Cupcakes!

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Cardinal Craft Brewing open on Thursdays for curbside pickup - Our first two weeks have been a success -thank you for coming out to support us! New on tap this week is our Calm Before the Storm Cream Ale. In addition to 9 other brews, you are sure to find something you’d like to take home. NEW THIS WEEK, we are featuring Irish Stout Mini Cupcakes and Pear Apple Almond Galettes from SVC Bakery. Simply add the sweet treats to your online order. 
Chuckanut Brewery Two Amigos

Chuckanut Collaboration for SF2PFEST Now Available in Bottles

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A new Chuckanut collaboration beer called 2 Amigos is now available in bottles around the Northwest. This great Mexican Style Dark Lager was brewed at South Nut with the help of the Skagit Valley College Brew  Program. Made with Skagit Valley Malt to showcase farmers and maltsters as well as the brew program at the county college, 2 Amigos follows a traditional Mexican-Style dark lager recipe.
Skagit Valley Spring Lager

3 Ways to Support Skagit Valley Breweries

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Now is the time to make the leap and try something new and local if you aren't already.   Introducing the Spring Valley Lager!  Members of Skagit Farm to Pint joined forces to create the 2020 Skagit Valley Spring Lager, a beer celebrating Skagit Valley’s home-grown barley and the Valley’s independent craft brewers. Thanks to Farmstrong Brewing, who donated its time and tank space, this limited-edition keg, and can release was going to be available throughout Skagit Valley for Skagit Beer Week and at Skagit Farm to Pint FEST.  Skagit Valley Spring Lager is now available at your local grocery store.  If you don't see it, please ask them to carry it!  You can also pick it up at Farmstrong Brewing, Anacortes Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery, Garden Path Fermentation, and Northsound Brewing.