The Skagit Valley Food Co-op is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2023, and is working with Skagit Farm to Pint breweries to launch a Golden Jubilee Beer Series!
Golden Jubilee – a fancy way to say the Skagit Valley Food Co-op is celebrating its 50th! And what better way to celebrate 50 years of cooperation than bringing together four local breweries to create a series of brews just for the Co-op? The series is a collaboration between District, Farmstrong, North Sound, and Temperate Habits – a little co-hoperation, if you will – and they’re delighted to kick the series off with the release of its CoHop Anniversary Ale, and IPA. Brewed just a hop-skip from its beloved Co-op, the CoHop is a nod to the magic of working together to offer our community something delicious, like the Co-op does, and has done since 1973. …because we all get by with a little hop from our friends.
The CoHop Anniversary Ale will be on tap at all four breweries and available in cans at the Co-op starting March 21st. They will continue the Golden Jubilee Series with another beer release this summer and a cider in the fall.
CoHop Bar Hop
Thirsty for more? Drink like a local on a CoHop bar hop. You can enjoy a fresh pour of the Anniversary Ale at each of the breweries, and check out other specials and events while you’re at it. All in Mount Vernon, and all open daily. Visit their websites for updates, or just pop in!
520 Main Street
Uniting craft beer and great people, District is located on Riverwalk Plaza in what was once the Lyric Theater – family friendly with a stellar view of the Skagit. District serves up delicious food (pizza!) and drinks, named after movies of course, along with guest taps, daily specials, and outdoor seating that’s great for doggos.
- Monday: $3 off pints of District beer
- Tuesday: $10 of tab of $50 or more
- Wednesday: $10 1-topping District-size Pizza
- Thursday: $9 pitchers of Juan’s Mexican Lager
Farmstrong Brewing Co. + Taproom
110 Stewart Road
Grown Here, Malted Here, Brewed Here. Farmstrong works closely with Skagit Valley Malting to produce truly local beers. They also serve their own hard cider Ragged & Right Cider, and their food truck is set to re-open in April, just in time for warm spring nights in the beer garden. Put your drinking cap on, and join them for trivia every Wednesday night. All ages and dogs welcome.
North Sound Brewing Company
17406 WA-536 A
Also a stone’s throw from the Skagit River, North Sound brews old-world inspired, unfiltered small batch ales, including their Hopsolicious IPA, Goosetown Brown, and Pearl’s Pale Ale, their seasonal Tulip Festival pale ale. They tweak the hop profile every year to keep it spring fresh, like the open-air experience when the taproom’s garage doors finally open! You can bring your own food, and your well-behaved dogs. 21+ only.
Just two blocks from the Co-op! Former pharmacists turned brewologists, Temperate Habits is woman-owned by Brooke and Katie. Go say hi! TH is an all ages small batch brewpub with craft beers and a full menu with burgers, sandies, and a drool-worthy selection of loaded fries – Crab & Lobster Tots, anyone? All are listed with suggested drink pairings, so you’re getting the fullest flavor experience. Happy Hour is 3-5pm.
About Skagit Valley Food Co-op:
The Skagit Valley Food Co-op is a community-owned organic and natural food grocer that has served Skagit County and surrounding areas since 1973. The Co-op is dedicated to bringing great local and organic foods (and beverages) to the community while pursuing cooperative values.