Home Brewers Keep it Local with Skagit Valley Malt
50 Home Brewers competed in this year’s competition. Home brewers picked up their Skagit Valley malt at Northwest Brewers Supply and crafted their submissions in January and February. The judging takes place at the end of February at Cardinal Craft Brewing with 13 judges, including experienced judges, instructors, brewers, brewery owners, and Skagit Valley College Craft Brewing Academy students.
“We are happy to sponsor this event which helps raise awareness of the Skagit Valley and its contributions to the local beer scene across Washington. Our farmers grow a wide variety of crops that barley plays a part in, and it’s part of their sustainability program for their soil. So, every pound a brewer uses in a beer helps promote sustainable farming practices in the Valley,” says Erik Youngren, VP, Skagit Valley Malting.
Cardinal Craft Brewing brews the winning Ale Trail Pale. The winning brew is served during the Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow at Anacortes Brewery.