Skagit Ag On Tap
YOU ARE INVITED to Skagit Ag On Tap!
Please note guests must be 21 years of age or older.
Date: Friday, March 20th
Location: Skagit Valley Malting
Park your car and join us on the bus!
11966 Westar Ln, Burlington, WA 98233
Ticket includes transportation, tours, snacks and beer tastings.
Tickets are SOLD OUT.
This year Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland is kicking off our Farm Tour season with something a little different. You won’t need your boots for this one but you will have an agricultural experience as SPF takes you on a tour on how Skagit grain is being put to new uses. Our proud history of growing grain will be showcased in one of its modern and quickly growing uses, malting and brewing! Guests will hop on the bus and be taken behind the scenes of some of our most popular and interesting breweries whose product begins in our excellent soil right here in Skagit County. Spend the afternoon with us as local brewers walk you through their fascinating processes and provide you taste or two along the way! This is an opportunity to not only kick off Skagit Beer Week with a little knowledge under your belt, it’s also an opportunity for you to meet the masterminds behind some of Skagit Valley’s microbreweries.
Stop #1: Skagit Valley Malting
Skagit Valley Malting is unique in its capability to reliably source both familiar and new, locally grown grain varietals – and to malt each one to its peak flavor and performance potential. Their multi-processor, small-batch malt system (10 Tons per batch, per machine) provides incomparable flexibility and scalability. Unlike conventional maltsters, they malt an impressive spectrum of grains to a wide range of precise specifications. They begin with modest volumes – from their pilot machine to a single production batch – and scale up, to meet their customer’s needs. Their on-site grain handling and storage capabilities, along with their local grower partnerships, give them control over their grain inventory and quality, so you can rest assured that they will have the product their customers need, when they need it.
Stop #2: Garden Path Fermentation
Garden Path Fermentation is a brewery/winery/cidery/meadery in beautiful Skagit County. They focus on the slow fermentation of local products—Skagit grains, honey, fruit, and Northwest hops—all of which are fermented in oak barrels with their native yeast culture cultivated from the air, flowers, and fruits of the Skagit Valley.
Their products are the results of unique blending, aging, and curation that make each batch different from the last one. They hope you will appreciate and enjoy.
Stop #3: Terramar Brewing & Distilling
Located on a historic property in the Oxbow of Edison Slough, Terramar is a gathering place paying tribute to the amazing bounty of Skagit Valley.
They brew beer, make cider from local apples and sling wood-fired pizza with ingredients farmed and foraged from the land and sea of our surrounding area. They will also be offering distilled spirts later this summer. Their brewery tasting room is a family and dog friendly!
Stop #4: Farmstrong Brewing
Dedicated to showcasing the agricultural roots of our valley, Farmstrong Brewing works directly with Skagit Valley Malting to source locally grown Skagit grain for their beers. They are also the home of the Ragged & Right Cider Project. A project focused on sourcing and pressing fresh apples. They are creating true artisanal ciders that you are going to love! Come hungry, as they now have their own kitchen utilizing local ingredients to amaze you with their seasonal menus. They are both family and dog friendly.