Chuckanut Brewery’s North Nut in Bellingham and South Nut in Skagit County will be tapping its Maibock and the famous Mexican Style Lager in May. The Maibock has been cold aging for more than two months, creating a slightly sweet, full-bodied palate packed with rich, bready and toffee like aromas. Maibock is full of malt flavors and delivers an alcohol strength of 7%, but remains smooth to drink. The Mexican Style Lager has a balanced light body and crisp finish and is aged up to six weeks.
Chuckanut Brewery’s Maibock recipe was inspired by the blonde German style of spring Bock. Traditionally, every cold season would bring a new variety of Bock, with each beer carrying a different color and strength to vary in rhythm with the season. By May (Mai in German), it was still too cold for outdoor activities in Germany, but since the days were becoming longer and lighter, the beer followed suit. Chuckanut’s Maibock is a golden color but still full in body with lots of malt. The Maibock pairs nicely with roasted pork, potatoes, and even desserts such as crème brulee!
Chuckanut Mexican Style Lager is the color of sunshine with a slightly bready malt flavor and thirst-quenching finish. Made with a percentage NW grown and malted barley, straight from Skagit Valley, we hope this low-alcohol Mexican type lager brings vision of sunshine & warmth, just in time for spring!
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, located at 601 W. Holly St, was awarded Small Brewpub of the Year 2009 and Small Brewing Company 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. The full service “Kitchen” serves an eclectic fresh local menu for all ages. The South Nut TapRoom & Brewery in Skagit Valley is located at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington and invites all ages to enjoy the beer gardens and tap room every day. Learn more about Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at www.chuckanutbrewery.com.