image courtesy Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen
Press Release

Smoky and complex Rauch Lager is back on tap at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at 601 W. Holly St, Bellingham and soon at the South Nut Tap Room in Skagit. This unusual lager beer is brewed at Chuckanut only a couple of times each year so make sure to get in and try it! Amber in color with a complicated malt structure Rauch Marzen Lager has hints of smoke flavoring the beer. As the beer ages the beechwood smokiness becomes more subdued and settles into the overall flavors of the beer. Even though this beer has multiple layers of flavors it’s  a lager that finishes clean and smooth.

Originating in Bamberg, Germany Rauch utilizes malted barley that has been smoked with beechwood from the forests around the town. Chuckanut’s Rauch uses Weyermann smoked beechwood malts to give it a smooth, smoky malty flavor and just enough hops to balance out the sweetness of that malt. This is a beer that’s great with food, any food including mac & cheese with smoked salmon, or a beer braised brat, or even a bacon bleu cheese salad that picks up on the smokiness of the bacon. Catch this unusual beer before it’s all gone, you never know when it will be available again.

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, located at 601 West Holly St, was awarded the National Small Brewpub/Brewer of the Year 2009 and National Small Brewery/Brewer of the Year 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. The full service “Kitchen” serves from 11am every day to guests of all ages with an eclectic fresh local menu. Chuckanut Brewery’s new South Nut Tap Room at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington in the heart of Skagit County welcomes all ages and encourages you to bring a picnic to enjoy with Chuckanut’s beverages in its cozy tap room or purchase something from a visiting food truck. Find additional information about Chuckanut Brewery at