Brewery News: WA: Chuckanut Brewery and Redhook Brewery collaborate to release Rauch Helles

Press Release

Chuckanut Brewery located at 601 W. Holly, Bellingham has joined forces with Redhook Brewery to brew an ever-flavorful, smoky collaboration lager. Chuckanut and Redhook brewers have created an ionic beer that captures the smoky flavors of a Rauch Lager, combined with the gentle and easy-to-drink Helles Lager. This Rauch Helles will first be introduced at the Washington Beer Collaboration Festival in Seattle on April 22-23.

The Rauch Helles provides a deep, malty flavor spiked with smoky overtones due to the use of beech wood smoked malted barley. It pairs delectably with grilled sandwiches, ham, and a variety of seafood. It has an ABV of 4.7% and leaves a classic dry lager finish on the pallet.

This partnership blends decades of brewing experience. The owners of Chuckanut Brewery have been active in the craft beer scene since the 1980’s, as well as Redhook Brewery who started operations in 1982. With the combined experience of the two breweries, this collaboration lager is sure to leave a long lasting impression to all lager beer fans. 

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, located at 601 W. Holly St, was awarded the National Small Brewpub of the Year 2009 and Small Brewing Company 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. The national festival competition is the largest beer competition in the U.S.A. The full service “Kitchen” serves lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night food with an eclectic fresh local menu for all ages. $3 Pint Night on Monday and Kolsch Night Tuesday’s are some of the extra activities offered at the “Kitchen”. Learn more about Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at
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