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Farmstrong Brewing Now Using 100% Skagit Valley Malt

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News Release Three years ago, Farmstrong Brewing opened…
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Know Your Beer Farmer

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Today I had the opportunity to ride along with Dave Hedlin, third generation farmer, of Hedlin’s Family Farm in La Conner, WA. Hedlin’s Family Farm is located less than 10 miles from Skagit Valley Malting where the barley will be malted when harvested in late August. Today Dave was planting organic Skagit Copeland Barley.
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Bastion Brewing Flying High

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After retiring from 22 years as a Naval aviator from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Joe Behan was ready to become his own boss. The would-be entrepreneur, married to Cristine, who is also a Naval aviator, cast about for the right business to which he could apply his enthusiasm and discipline. A homebrewer since he was stationed in Hawaii in 1994, the idea of a craft brewery, surprisingly, didn’t come to him until well past looking at ideas like garage floor castings and a few other non-starters.
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Farmland Remain Farmland

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Farming roots run generations deep in the rich, fertile Skagit Valley, 80,000 contiguous acres of rich farmland, tucked in between the North Cascades and the Salish Sea. Over the years, the Skagit Valley has been recognized as having some of the most agriculturally productive and valuable farmland in the world—ranked in the top 2 percent of soils.
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Farmstrong Brewing – A Good Idea Gets Better

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At first take, one might not perceive the founders of Farmstrong Brewing as visionaries. Upon deeper inspection, though, it’s easy to conclude that may be exactly what they are. Todd Owsley and Mike Armstrong present a casual take on their current business, but underlying the farmboy cool exteriors are a couple of astute business partners who know their stuff and are savvy enough to stay ahead of the curve.
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Cardinal Craft Brewing Open Every Friday!

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Cardinal Craft Brewing is now open every Friday from 4-8! In addition to eight beers on tap, Cardinal Craft Brewing is now selling their new merchandise just in time for the holidays.

Bastion Brewing | Lupulin Cowboy Fresh Hop Fresh Malt IPA

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Joe Behan and Evan Barnett from Bastion Brewing Company in Anacortes, Washington wanted to brew the freshest possible beer they could.
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Skagit Valley Malting Barley Field

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Going for a tractor ride on May 8th, 2017, Susan Welch of Skagit Valley Malting interviews Dan Gunderson while he is planting their first barley field of the year named NZ-151. NZ-151 (two row spring variety) was bred by Washington State University breeders. "The flavor has almost a rye note, nice clean finish and was also bred to encourage clarity, minimal post-refrigeration hazing," say Susan.
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Skagit Valley Malting Showcase - 2018

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Have you experienced the Fresh Hop Festival? The Skagit Valley Malting Showcase takes beer tasting to the next level! The goal of this event is to showcase the grains that are growing here in the Skagit Valley as well as the amazing things going on with Skagit Valley Malting right here in our backyard.