I recently wrote about how there seems to be a lack of love for lagers in the craft beer segment, but that doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to Chuckanut Brewery, which produces a slew of excellent lagers.
Due to growing demand for its European-style ales and lagers, Chuckanut is currently building a second brewery and beer haul in Skagit County, which will be able to produce up to 13,000 barrels of beer per year (a beer barrel is a unit of measurement equivalent to 31 gallons). As a comparison, Chuckanut’s Bellingham brewhouse produces just over 2,500 bbls, and it’s been at full capacity for years.
Now, Chuckanut is adding taps to its Bellingham location to allow for an expanded beer selection. By March 11, its number of taps will increase from six to nine.
These new taps will accommodate all the new beers Chuckanut has released, or is about to release, including:
Landbier, an unfiltered “country” beer that was a collaboration between Chuckanut brewers and former Chuckanut brewer Kevin Davey. This rustic, German-style lager is balanced, flavorful and highly sessionable.
Märzen Lager, a multi-award-winning special release that offers bready malt flavors, a subtle sweetness and a balanced bitterness.
Irish Stout, a dry stout made in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, which will be tapped on March 11 at 5 p.m. This stout will pair well with Chuckanut’s Irish-inspired food specials, which will be offered the entire month of March. Of course, Chuckanut also has you covered on St. Patrick’s Day with Irish food, music and green Kolsch.
Also be on the lookout for Chuckanut’s Maibock in May.