It’s that time of year once again and Chuckanut is jumping on board with a calendar of events for Skagit Farm to Pint Beer Week March 22 through 30. This is the second year of events that bring beer lovers into Skagit Valley to get excited about craft beer. Events at Chuckanut South Nut Tap Room, 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington cover a multitude of activities from a fundraising Beer Dinner inside the brewery to Women in Beer Bingo and more.
The kick off event is a beer dinner inside the brewery on Friday, March 22 at 6 pm to benefit Chuckanut’s neighbors the WSU Bread Lab. Canlis research chef Neils will prepare a fabulous four course meal paired to four Chuckanut beers. The welcome beer and bite invites diners to set their palate and find their seats at the tables inside the fermentation hall next to gurgling tanks filled with Chuckanut’s award winning beers. Brewmaster Will Kemper will be on hand to talk about the beers as they are served and chef Neils will explain why he has paired the food to them. A small selection of silent auction items will be available for bidding to help raise more funds for the lab that makes the grain seeds that the brewers grow to be used in beers around the nation. Tickets are $100 per person (includes beer & food) available at brown paper tickets with proceeds given directly to the Bread Lab.
On Saturday March 23 the South Nut Taproom will open early at 11:30 am for the Run for Beer event at Cardinal Brewing at the Port. All those out early on the Farm to Pint Run at the Port are welcome to stop in South Nut for beers and snacks. A brewery tour will take place at 12 pm and writer Kirk Richardson will be signing and selling his book “Craft Beer Country” at 2 pm. Kirk’s book includes a chapter on Chuckanut and the owners Mari and Will Kemper and their craft brewing history. If the weather is nice the beer garden will be open too!
On Tuesday March 26 Women in Skagit Beer Bingo will take place. Last year’s event was a huge success! Women reps from Skagit breweries and related industries talk about what they do at their respective places and offer schwag for winners of the bingo! Men are also welcome as well as women who want to know more about women in the Skagit beer related businesses. Bingo starts at 5:30 pm in the South Nut Tap Room.
Chuckanut will be part of the Skagit Brewery Tap Takeovers on March 26 at Growler Guys, Lake City; March 27 at Special Brews in Lynwood; March 28 at Beer Star in White Center Seattle; and March 29 at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham. Join reps from various Skagit Breweries including Chuckanut at all of these events!
Saturday, March 30 is the close of the beer week and a major celebration at the Aviation Museum at the Port of Skagit. Chuckanut and other Skagit breweries will team up with different restaurants and food suppliers for a big Farm to Pint Festival. Chuckanut’s partner Paellaworks will prepare a beer boil to be paired with Chuckanut Harvest Ale made with Skagit Valley Malt. This culmination of beer week is a super popular event so we encourage you to buy tickets in advance as they sell out quickly https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skagit-farm-to-pint-fest-2019-presented-by-the-port-of-skagit-tickets-55526809181.
Make sure to attend any of the Farm to Pint Chuckanut activities and show your support of craft beer in the Skagit Valley!
Brewery & Kitchen located at 601 West Holly St, Bellingham 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 (GABF). The full service “Kitchen” serves from 11:00 am every day to guests of all ages with an eclectic fresh local menu. South Nut’s Tap Room is in the heart of Skagit Valley, 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington and welcomes guests of all ages Monday to Friday starting at 3 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm. Check out additional information about Chuckanut Brewery at http://www. chuckanutbrewery.com/