We’ve all been waiting for this cooler weather and Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA is happy that there’s time to make some of their favorite one-off beers for autumn.
New World Ale is the fall seasonal ale from Chuckanut and it’s out early in October. This moderate strength Pale Ale is made unique by the use of new varietal German hops Hallertau Blanc, Ariana and Hull Melon. They give this Chuckanut ale notes of white grape, melon and berries. New World German Ale has just the right amount of hop bitterness not to over power the senses but to end your tastebuds on a slight bitter note.
10 Degree Pils collaboration with Wayfinder in Portland (ABV 4%, 37 IBUs). This collaboration with past Chuckanut brewer Kevin Davey (now at Wayfinder) is a Czech style Pilsner, golden, dry, bitter from Saaz hops and refreshing. 10 Degree refers to the original gravity of this lightweight low alcohol lager. Only available in Portland, both Chuckanut outlets and very selected accounts throughout the Puget Sound region will have this beer in early October.
Chuckanut Rye Lager (5% ABV, 35 IBUs) is autumn inspired with a deep golden color and toasty flavor due to generous portions of rye malt and Spalt hops. This unique beer has a spicy rye bitterness rounded out with a creamy finish. Limited amounts will be around the Sound.
Rauch Marzen Lager (5% ABV, 28 IBUs) is a welcome beer to the fall/winter beer scene. Rich malty smoke dominates the palate finishing dry with rich malty notes. Beechwood smoked malts gently added to the malt bill make Rauch assertive, unique, fascinating and delicious. This is a great match for any food. Available in late October, just in time for Halloween.
Of course Chuckanut will be stocked with Pilsner and Kolsch all through the winter and the next Seasonal Lager is the multi-award winning Dunkel Lager (comes out in November). Fest Bier continues through the month of October and Alt is well stocked since it’s a popular German Ale that continues to be a great go to beer. Also in November there will be limited supplies of Chuckanut Bock Bier as the first of the Heavy Biers Series.
Heads up Chuckanut’s popular Ruby Ale will morf into Scarlet Ale in the future since Mcmenamins has a trademark on the Ruby Ale name (we thought it was an English style beer name but they called us and said their Raspberry Ale named Ruby has the trademark!) and we hope to make that one of Chuckanut’s seasonal ales in 2019.
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 in Denver, CO. The full service “Kitchen” is open daily at 11:00 am to guests of all ages with an eclectic fresh local menu. The South Nut Skagit Tap Room & Brewery at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington is open for all ages too. Check out additional information about Chuckanut Brewery at www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com