2017 Participating Breweries
Autumn Ale: This takes its inspiration from the venerable traditions of German Oktoberfest and Vienna Marzen style of beers. Employing a blend of German Munich and Vienna malts as a base, Autumn Ale displays brilliantly clear copper, orange hues evocative of the vibrant, rich, and deep colors that surface seemingly overnight on trees this time of year in the PNW. Ester production is greatly inhibited allowing for a rounded, yet crisp malt character to fully emerge. German Hersbrucker and Czech Saaz hops contribute a moderately spicy, earthy flavor accent to this otherwise malty and smooth brew. ABV: 6.5% / IBU’S: 27
Rude Parrot Single IPA: Loud, sassy, and relentless, the Rude Parrot has an insatiable appetite for hops! Brewed with Vienna, light Crystal, and a touch of Honey malt, this golden hued IPA is aggressively hopped with Simcoe and Citra hops. A big juicy, tropical fruit, citrusy hop aroma yields way to an off dry, pleasantly bitter finish. ABV: 5.9% / IBU’S: 75
TRAIL BEER: Like any good adventure, Trail Beer started on a whim. What beer would be the perfect outdoor sipper? This one. Piney, citrusy, and tropical hops combine with a sure-footed malt bill, making this beer as crisp as an alpine lake and as refreshing as the mountain air. Go find your trail! 60 IBU / 5% ABV
S1NIST0R BLACK: This beer has been around almost as long as the brewery. Don’t be fooled by the name, this dark beer is light bodied and smooth with hints of chocolate and coffee. With a “ask for it by name” cult following it is very unique and a must try. 28 IBU / 5.7% ABV
Blonde Ale: A Traditional Belgian Wheat Beer Flavored with Coriander and Fresh Orange Peel. 5.3% ABV /10 IBU’s
IPA: A Hoppy West Coast IPA Brewed with Two Row Malt and Light Crystal Malt. CTZ Centennial Hops add to the Spicy Hop Flavor. 7% ABV / 85 IBU’s
Locomotive Breath Imperial Stout: Generous amounts of roasted barley, black & chocolate malts provide intense flavor, color & aroma. This prominent beer is dark, robust & full of gusto! OG 1.089 / 8.5% ABV / 45 IBU
Oktoberfest: Malty and full bodied, this savory beer celebrates the traditional Bavarian festival. Delicately hopped and lagered for 6 weeks in our authentic cold storage cellar. OG 1.072 / 6.4% ABV / 30 IBU
Sunrise IPA: This bright modern style IPA is augmented with Lupulin powder packing a juicy citrus aroma. Skagit Valley Alba malt, Vienna malt, wheat and rye combine for a medium mouth feel. Late addition Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops add a bold, crisp finish. ABV 6.2% / IBU 70
Whistle Lake Weizen: Our award-winning Hefeweizen is relatively dry with traditional Bavarian flavor and aroma. It’s mildly hopped with Perle & Mt. Hood varieties. OG 1.050 / 4.6% ABV / 18 IBU
Alligator Suitcase: Featuring a specialty IPA brewed to highlight the freshest organic hops and ingredients available to Aslan Brewing Co.
Satan’s Airport: Our American style stout has been expertly blended with Bellingham Coffee Roasters ColdBrew. This fusion elevates the chocolate and coffee notes of the roasted malts used for flavor and color. With the addition of caffeine our Coffee Stout delivers booze with a side of buzz.
Windfall Grapefruit India Pale Ale (IPA): Our brand-new Spring Seasonal, our IPA showcases the combination of several exciting new hops, paired with refreshing grapefruit. Malt: NW Pale, Special Aromatic and Premium English Caramalt. Hops: ADHA 529, ADHA 484, Cascade, Centennial and Azacca™. ABV: 6.0% / IBU: 60
Sol Patch Fresh Pumpkin Ale: Brewed once a year using only locally grown fresh pumpkins, this is an Autumn staple. Amber colored with hints of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel and fresh roasted pumpkin. ABV: 6.5% / IBU: 35
Belgian Strong Ale: Inspired by the Trappist breweries of Belgium this is a garnet ale of great strength with a touch of malty sweetness, spicy phenolic yeast character, low bitterness and just enough boozy warmth. 10.4% ABV / 24 IBU
Sky Pig IPA: This hazy little porker showcases one of our favorite hops; Idaho 7. Prepare for potent aromas of apricot, red grapefruit, black tea and papaya. These hops are supported by local Skagit Valley Copeland malt and heaps of oats. Who says pigs can’t fly? 7.5% ABV / 44 IBU
Harvest Rye: Local specialty grains from Skagit Valley produce a complex, medium-bodied ale with beautiful, creamy off-white head. The enticingly bright-copper Harvest Rye brings aromas and flavors of toasted caramel, earthy, pear and orchard fruitiness to complement the forthright rye spice. 45 IBU / 7.2% ABV
Oktoberfest: This recipe is a delicious, modern rendition utilizing 100% local malt from Skagit Valley. A generous amount of Munich malt bequeaths the robust, medium-bodied lager with flavors of toasted pretzel, toffee and honey-caramel sweetness. 35 IBU / 5.7% ABV
Dunkelweizen: New for 2017!
Oktoberfest: New for 2017!
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Fest Beer: Our Chuckanut Fest Bier emphasizes the use of Vienna malts for a smooth, quaffable fest beer light in color as currently brewed for Oktoberfest in Germany. The aroma and flavor are lightly sweet with a hint of Noble hops. This medium bodied beer finishes crisp & smooth for a beer to enjoy in multiple quantities in liter mugs! ABV 5%.5 / IBU’S 22
Schwarz Bier: Although all beers at one time were dark, few were truly black. Schwarz has some resemblance to an Irish stout in that it combines snappy bitterness with dry, coffee like roast flavors on a light to medium-bodied frame. The main difference is Schwarz, is that the Schwarz is lagered so it is round, clean, smooth, and finishes crisp. ABV 4.8% / IBU’S 27
Fog Bank Fall Ale: This Märzen inspired ale pours reddish amber with a complex malty body, toasty caramel notes, and crisp finish. 5.6% ABV, 25 IBUs
Brown Ale: An American-style brown ale with a slightly sweet, malty aroma and smooth, flavorful finish. 6.0% ABV, 27 IBUs
Azacca IPA: Light bodied with pineapple and mango-like flavors settling in slowly, leaving a crisp almost honeydew finish. 6.5% ABV, 45 IBUs
MIKE IN THE MORNINGS COFFEE PORTER: Our robust porter beautifully blended with Fidalgo Coffee’s cold brew and nitro poured. Made for our favorite local radio host Mike in the Morning! ABV: 5.5%
OctoRaza: Inspired by the traditional Vienna Lagers made in Germany for the fall season. Brewed with 100% locally grown and malted grain to impart that “Skagit Valley” flavor, you are going to love this beer. Prost! 6% ABV
Pacemaker Porter: A Robust Porter in style, this dark, full bodied ale has notes of roasted barley, coffee and bitter sweet chocolate. 5.5% ABV
Heat Seeker Hefe’: A light, refreshing, and cloudy Bavarian Hefe’ with slight hints of banana and clove. 4.0% ABV
Vienna (Vienna Lager): Soft and malty is the story behind this beer. A gently creaminess and dry finish make this beer extremely smooth. All German malted barley and hops provide a distinctly German flavor experience. 5.7% ABV – 37 IBU
Christmas Duck (Porter): A mouthful of sweetened roasty flavors that linger long as a roasty dryness. Satisfying in every respect and a pint of the holiday spirit each time. Everyone deserves to celebrate Christmas year-round. Jingle Beers! Jingle Beers! 5.6% ABV – 36 IBU
BONFIRE: Bonfire steals from the winter fires its gift of dark barley and gentle hops to provide you, beer drinker, with this delightful winter treat. ABV: 6.0% / IBU: 40
LUSH: We bring this tropical treat to you as a gift from the Pacific Northwest. Lush is brewed with a hand-selected blend of malts and lush, tropical hops reminiscent of lime, mango, and guava…Because Beer Matters! ABV: 7.0% / IBU: 80
Ghost Pepper Saison: Belgian-style farmhouse ale fermented with the world’s hottest pepper; ghost peppers along with habaneros and Anaheim peppers. Nice and spicy, but melds very well with the fruity, sweet and “peppery” Saison characteristics. ABV: 6.0% / IBU: 8
Kick Step IPA
A project to benefit Washington-based nonprofit The Mountaineers, Kick Step IPA is hopped with an avalanche of Washington-grown Simcoe, Denali, Comet, and Columbus hops. Brewed with a richly-flavored base of malted red and white proso millet (two grains known for low environmental impact), it’s a beer that truly transcends limits! 5.5% ABV / 60 IBU
Blueberry Brown Ale: This malty brown beer is perfect for breakfast, campfires, or any other outdoor activities. Smooth malt flavor with accents of cocoa and cherrywood smoked malt dominate with a hint of Oregon blueberries in the background. IBU 24 / 5.8% ABV
Hop & Oats Pale: Our Oatmeal Pale Ale is a dry-hopped American-style pale ale brewed with oats in addition to traditional malted barley. The oats give the beer a smoother flavor and mouth-feel and help highlight the citrus and floral characteristics of the Mosaic, Simcoe and Cascade hops, which we add during fermentation. IBU 41 / 5.8% ABV
Stormborn: a strong Scotch Ale, warm with a touch of smoked malt.
Crop Circle Fresh Hop IPA: Featuring Cashmere and Chinook hops from the Chilliwack hop farm in British Columbia
Dockside Schwarzbier: With very little hop presence, this classic German style beer is designed to showcase the malts. Toasted, robust malts on the palette give way to a surprisingly light body with an off-dry finish; leaving you ready for another sip! This deceptively drinkable beer will delight your taste buds with it’s fullness of flavor, lager body, and it’s crisp clean finish.
Old Madrona: Undefined by style guidelines, this exceptionally smooth strong ale has a full malt and hop body. It’s ruby red color is reminiscent of the Madrona tree’s bark. Dried fruit aromas lead the way to a palate of a strong, sweet, and malty beer that is dangerously drinkable. A full, and very round mouthfeel is brightened up by the Zythos hops. Boozy, delicious, and a nice sipper; but not to be messed with!
Fresh Hop: This is brewed in celebration of the arrival of hop harvest. Fresh and bright, one need only close their eyes and take a deep drink, and they will find themselves walking among lush and pungent hop vines, transported to IPA drinker’s heaven by a truly magnificent beer.
Festbier: This balances rich malt flavors with light herbal hopping and medium body to create a taste capable of transporting you to the legendary beer halls of Munich. So raise a glass in celebration, PROST!
Nitro Maestro: A vanilla bean infused Imperial Oatmeal Stout on nitro! This beer is filled with rich flavors of chocolate and espresso with a subtle vanilla finish, all blanketed by the unique smoothness derived from flaked oats and nitrogen. ABV 8.2% / IBUs 39
NW IPA: With over 3 lbs of hops per bbl this is an IPA worthy of the northwest name – aromas and flavors of floral, citrus, and pine compete for your attention until well after your glass is set down! ABV 6.8% / IBUs 96
Autumn Kolsch: A NW style Kolsch. Blonde in color with a soft malt character and subtle citrus flavor. Dry-hopped in each keg with an abundance of Amarillo and Summit hops. 5.3% ABV, 28 IBU. Cheers!
Windfest Lager: A flavorful copper colored Lager that is a blend of malted barley and Saaz and Vanguard hops. With its satisfying hop flavor up front and pleasant malt finish, Windfest is smooth, clean and full of flavor….a fitting tribute to Munich’s Fall celebration, the Oktoberfest. 6.5% ABV / 17 IBU.
Pacific Rain: Fiercely flavorful and refreshingly drinkable, this is your call to experience the Pacific Northwest. Crafted with water from Oregon’s McKenzie River and a band of four distinguished hops, this Northwest Pale is citrusy, crisp and tailor-made for easy drinking. ABV 5.4% / IBU 50
Oktoberfest: Crafted with Oregon-grown hops, this Oktoberfest marries Northwest ingredients with a traditional German style. Celebrating the harvest, this light-bodied beer has a toasty malt bouquet and just a touch of hop bitterness. Prost! ABV 5.5% / IBU 40
Uncle Big’s Brown Ale: A dark brown ale with hints of chocolate and caramel, mildly hopped and very smooth. 6% ABV, 37 IBU
Fresh Hop IPA: Our annual fresh hop that is brewed during hop harvest season using hops that are still wet and unprocessed. Expect huge amounts of hop flavor and a unique freshness only found in beers made with wet hops.
Boulder Garden Brown/2017 Washington Brewers Association Gold Medal Winner: Grab a glass and pour a pint of this full bodied yet smooth American-Style brown ale. Boulder Garden provides a pleasant blend of caramel and chocolate notes with just enough hop bitterness to balance the maltiness. ABV 6.1% / IBU 20
Brewers Experimental: Description coming soon!
Quarry No. 9 Pale Ale: Named after a local swimming hole, this was one of the many quarries mined for lime. Much like mining we struck gold with this accidental Pale, quickly becoming a staff favorite. No. 9 presents a gently sweet and bready maltiness that quickly makes room for a definitive, but subdued hop finish. 5.7% ABV / 36 IBU
Lane 4 Vienna Lager: The ferry waits for no one, yet everyone waits for the ferry. Love it or hate it, the ferry is the lifeline of the islands and waiting for it is a necessity. Lane 4 Vienna Lager is named for the lane that was designated for all Friday Harbor passengers for decades. And though the lane number has changed, the wait remains the same. The perfect beer to sip while passing time waiting for the next boat, Lane 4 is a showcase for Vienna malt, a lightly kilned malt that first hit the brewing scene in Austria back in the mid-1800s. This style offers a soft and smooth mouthfeel with a slightly toasty malt character and a dry finish. The ferry line is what it is; might as well enjoy the wait with Lane 4. 5.3% ABV / 20 IBU
Project X IPA – American IPA: Our new signature IPA. Not overly hoppy, a good balance for light and heavy IPA drinkers. The hops (Simcoe and Mosaic) brings in an earthy, fruity tones. 100% local grains from Skagit Valley Malting. Simcoe Hops Description: Specific aroma descriptors include passion fruit, pine, berry and earth characteristics. Mosaic Hops Description: Specific aroma descriptors include blueberry, tangerine, papaya, rose, blossoms, grass and bubble gum. ABV 5.4% / IBU 63.8%
Bullocks Brown Porter – British Brown Ale: This brown ale is the best of two worlds. The lighter drinkability of brown ales and the roasted coffee flavor of a porter with slight chocolate notes at the end. The porter characteristics are balanced with the brown ale by using rye flakes and fuggle/perle hops. Perle Hops Description: Specific aroma descriptors include floral and spicy. Fuggle Hops Description: Specific aroma descriptors include delicate and pleasant mint, grass and floral tones. ABV 6.5% / IBU 18.6%
Hopruption: Hop loaded from start to finish with a base of Cascade and Centennial. Double dry hopped with Mosaic and Citra. Rich mouthfeel and clean balance. 8.3% ABV / 95 IBU
Warrior Stout: Intensely flavored, rich, dark roast notes. Dark fruit meld with delicious burnt tar like notes. 7.8% ABV / 66 IBU
Moxie Haze is a New England Style Imp fresh hop ale, bursting at the seams with hop flavor.
Volksfest is a traditional German wheat beer to bring in the fall smooth with lots of yeast character. Oktober Sunshine – in a glass, strong and golden with a perfect balance of light tasty hops and malts, a fest of a beer, which always goes down well. ABV 5.4% / IBU 9.3
Jam Session IPA: A Jam Session in music is never the same twice. Craft beer is all about experimenting and trying new things. Rarely the same from batch to batch. Delish every time. 6.6% ABV / 74 IBU’S
BDCDD: Our Double Drop DD Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels with a double dose of Chocolate. It will be your new favorite for sure. Like drinking a chocolate cake with a side of Bourbon. 9.5% ABV / 51 IBU’S
Surprise barrel aged beer. Come check it out!
Valner – Bavarian style Hefeweizen: A traditional style hefe with notes of Banana and clove. 4.8% ABV / 15 IBU
Oktoberfest – Red Lager: Our take on a traditional Märzen. Huge malt aroma and flavor with a clean finish. 5.7% ABV / 22 IBU
Bias Ply – IPA: Our house IPA. Huge citrus notes. Clean bitterness and finish. 6.3% ABV / 57 IBU
Powder Keg: Powder Keg is a red hued festive IPA with loads of hop flavor and aroma. Piney and citrusy hop character is balanced by a generous dose of crystal malts making this an aggressive yet balanced beer. ABV 7.1% / IBU 65
Hoppenwolf: Deep red and brewed with Noble-ish hops, this take on a classic Oktoberfest has a malty and toast-like flavor with a medium body, and a delightful hop finish. Prost! ABV 5.3% / IBU 24
2017 Participating Cider Houses
OutCider: Rugged and fresh, OutCider isn’t afraid of taking the trail less traveled. Jonagold apples are pressed, fermented, and left unfiltered, so you can experience their raw character.
Nice & Naughty: Festive and warming, Nice & Naughty is crammed full of whole cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and a touch of honey to celebrate the season.
“Calcium” Blood Orange: Our “Calcium” Blood Orange Hard Cider is rich and semi-sweet on the palate and produces a tart finish that dances on the tongue. The acidity makes this an easy drinking cider that is refreshing and light year-round. 6.5% Alc./Vol.
“Oxygen” Pomegranate: Our Pomegranate Infused Hard Cider is reminiscent of a sparkling rosé. It’s semi-dry with bright acidity and a refreshingly light mouth feel that pairs exceptionally well with spicy foods. 6.5% Alc./Vol.
Cranberry CiderHead: A blend of cranberry wine made from cranberries grown on a family farm in Grayland, WA, and apples grown in Whatcom and Yakima counties. Tart and refreshing. 6.9% ABV.
Semi-Sweet CiderHead: Our classic dry cider sweetened with fresh cider for a fine apple aroma. No sugar. Just apples. 4.0% ABV.
Honey Pear: Washington pears and apples and real wildflower honey, and that’s all. no flavors, no essences, just real ingredients. this cider is a delicious honey-kissed apple/pear blend, so cravable it’s hard to stop drinking. 6.0% ABV
Dark Cherry: An off-dry cider blended with fresh sweet dark cherries from Washington. It tastes like a bite of a fresh cherry- a bit tart, barely sweet, and deep enough for drinking in the winter or the summer. Reminiscent of a good lambic. Pairs great with Asian food. 6.0% ABV
Ginger Pear: A balanced addition of ginger contributes to a sharpened pear flavor that makes this perry great for any occasion.
Raspeary: Fresh raspberry springs forward balanced by juicy pear flavor in this refreshing celebration of fruit.
Sangria: Blend our delicious cider with the juices of orange, strawberry, pear, passionfruit, elderberry, and lime, to get our Sangria cider. It’s your new favorite fruit punch, for grown-ups! GRAVITY 1.022 / ABV 5.5%
Kinda Dry: Our take on a Traditional English cider, in honor of owner Lynda’s heritage, made of 100% Northwest apples. Dry, lightly carbonated, with subtle apple flavors, and a lingering fresh finish. One of the two original ciders of Portland Cider Co. and available year-round! We use fresh pressed juice from a blend of NW grown culinary apples, then carefully ferment them with a yeast that preserves their subtle characteristics. The cider is given time to develop to its full potential, before we bottle or keg at just the right time. Just off dry, light, clean, refreshing, with a pleasant finish, Kinda Dry is the cider to always have on hand. GRAVITY 1.004 / ABV 6.5%
GRAPEFRUIT AND CHILL: Grapefruit and Chill is full of bright citrus notes. Tart, balanced, powerful. ABV 6.0% TA 8 / 10 BRIX 3.5 / 6
CHAIDER: Our annual chai spiced hard cider. We collaborate every year with Dragonfly Chai, a specialty tea microbrewery in Portland, Oregon to product his rooibos rich, autumn magic in a glass. ABV 6.0% BRIX: 3
DRY: One of the driest ciders on the market. The golden orange glow of this unique cider lends way to notes of lilac, blood orange and green apple on the nose. Dry and pleasantly acidic, flavors of nectarine, under ripe peach and tart cherry hit the palate with no residual sweetness.
PUMPKIN SPICE: This semi-sweet cider is copper in color and perfect for fall. Fermented with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, it offers hints of the season’s favorite spices followed by just a touch of pumpkin.
THREE PEPPER: A small batch, limited edition cider. Featuring an aroma of fresh, green jalapeños paired with a unique flavor profile, combining the taste of poblano, habanero and jalapeño peppers, this cider offers a kick followed by a subtly sweet finish.
GRAVEN STEIN ROSÉ 2016: Early season Gravenstein apples are aged in Mourvédre red wine barrels to create one of our favorite ciders of the harvest. A bouquet of fruity, berry-like aromas shines through in this floral, citrus forward cider.
WINESAP ROSÉ: One of Washington’s oldest fruits is showcased in this single-varietal beauty. Aged in Syrah red wine barrels, these small Naches Valley apples are both aromatic and tart, offering a beautiful full-bodied cider with flavors of grapefruit, lemongrass and cedar.
Granny’s Grudge: Our Flagship product and all around great cider, Granny’s Grudge is like biting into a Granny Smith apple, crisp, tart, and dry. Refreshing at any point of the year and always sells well. 6.9% ABV.
Tart Ging-A-Berry: Ging-A-Berry – Our Fall Seasonal cider is delightful and refreshing in all the right ways. Subtle ginger notes in concert with delicious cranberry flavors evoke the Pacific North West fall. 6.9% ABV.
We would like to extend a special thank you to all of the breweries, volunteers, and vendors. However this festival would never be the same without you – the beer fan! After the festival winds down be sure to cruise through downtown and enjoy the tasty offerings from our local pubs and restaurants. You shouldn’t have a problem finding just the right spot to enjoy a well-deserved night cap.