September 23, 2020

Mari Kemper
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

Chuckanut Brewery Releases Bottled Fest Bier

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen is happy to announce that the 2019 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Bronze Medal Fest Bier is now available in bottles. Golden and super drinkable this modern rendition of Oktoberfest lager is a sure crowd pleaser. Chuckanut Fest emphasizes malts with a biscuit bent for a smooth, quaffable lager golden in color the style currently brewed for Oktoberfest in Bavaria, Germany. The aroma and flavor is lightly sweet with a hint of Nobel hops. Fest Bier in bottles will be available in selected stores around the Northwest and Chuckanut's two locations (Bellingham and Burlington in Skagit Valley).


This medium bodied lager finishes crisp and smooth for a beer to enjoy in multiple quantities in liter mugs. Chuckanut Fest is a slightly stronger version of Helles Lager with a light taste of hops and a strong note of malts. Balanced with a higher ABV than Helles Chuckanut's Fest Bier goes great with sausages, roast chicken or any roast. This is a beer that goes celebrates the coming of fall and only available this time of year. Get it while you can and celebrate autumn with a toast to warm days and cool nights, 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. Currently both locations offer outdoor seating (covered and waterside) as well as to-go pick-up for kegs, growlers and bottles of Chuckanut beer. A full food menu is available at North Nut. The South Nut Tap Room at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington is located at the Port of Skagit. Now both locations are open 7 days per week: North Nut (Monday-Sunday 12-8 pm) and South Nut (Monday-Thursday 3-6 pm and Friday-Sunday 1-6 pm) during phase 2 of Covid rules. Check out additional information about Chuckanut at

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