Press Release from Chuckanut Brewery – April 1, 2015
Today has been an interesting mix of fact and fiction, but I can’t see why this would be listed in a prank category.

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen is excited to announce good friend Jason Oliver, brewmaster from Devils Backbone Brewing Company (Virginia) will be joining our elite brew team on April 13 to brew a collaboration lager. Specifics of the brew will not be announced until later but both Chuckanut and Devil’s Backbone are well known for their lager beers and this one should be a real treat. Will Kemper and Jason Oliver met back in 2010 in Germany when both brewmasters were rewarded to a visit to the Weyerman Malting facility in Bamberg, Germany for their wins at the Great American Beer Festival 2009 (Chuckanut) and the World Beer Cup 2010 (Devils Backbone).

Devils Backbone Brewing Company is an awarding winning brewery located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The brewery has grown over the years but started out at a brewpub when they initially won Champion Brewpub 2010 at the World Beer Cup. They most recently won GABF Mid-Size Brewery 2014, and also Small Brewing Company 2013 at the GABF (Great American Beer Festival). Some of the brewery’s award winning beers include Vienna Lager, Baltic Porter, International Style Pilsner, Bock and Schwarz Bier. Chuckanut has won awards for the same beers, sometimes in the same contests with DB. Chuckanut Brewery like DB is also known for brewing some of the best German style beers in America. The collaboration beer will be a combination of the two very talented breweries. The finished lager will only be available at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen probably sometime in June.

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, located at 601 West Holly St, Bellingham was awarded the National Small Brewpub of the Year 2009 at the Great American Beer Festival and Small Brewery of the Year 2011 at the GABF. The full service “Kitchen” serves from 11am every day with an eclectic fresh local menu for all ages. Monday $3 Pint Night, Kolsch Night Tuesdays, Taco Tuesdays, Liter Fridays are some of the extra activities offered at the “Kitchen”. Check out more about Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at

Being a lager fan, I’m pretty excited about this. I’m guessing any beer loving transplants from Virginia (or beer lovers in general) will also appreciate this collaboration. More info to come, and we’ll do our best to keep you up to date, but you can always visit the Chuckanut Brewery site for details.