Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA has collaborated with the Bottleshop Collective to brew an old style Oktoberfest beer called Old Fest. This collaboration is with Bellingham bottle shop friends Elizabeth Station, Chuck’s Hop Shops, Beer Junction, Bottleworks, Beer Authority, Special Brews, Edison City, Malt & Vine, Teku Tavern and Pint Defiance (Tacoma). They have decided to celebrate the Oktoberfest season in the old traditional Marzen Lager Style. The official tapping of this delicious lager beer will take place on September 15 all around the sound including Chuckanut’s Kitchen in Bellingham and South Nut in Skagit Valley at the Port of Skagit, coinciding with the same day the Munich Oktoberfest taps their bier for the opening of the festival in Germany.
Different from the regular Chuckanut Fest Bier, with more of a Dortmunder style lager like the ones served at Germany’s Oktoberfest, this Old Fest Lager is maltier and richer in flavor. It has an appetizing bitterness that serves as a balance rather than challenging the malt underpinnings of this traditional lager. Toasty, malty sweetness and the firm bitterness makes this traditional old style Oktoberfest bier very appetizing. With a 6% ABV it’s deceptively smooth and easy to drink. Prost!
Chuckanut 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, and welcomes guests of all ages. Check out additional information about Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at http://www.chuckanutbrewery.com/