Two new bottled beers are hitting the marketplace from Chuckanut Brewery with the release of Citra Leaf Pilsner and 2 Amigos Mexican-Style Dark Lager. Both beers will be available in 500mL bottles throughout the brewery’s distribution footprint in the Pacific Northwest.
A spin on Chuckanut Brewery’s Pilsner recipe, Citra Leaf Pilsner replaces some of the classic European noble hops with a considerable amount of Washington State grown American Noble Citra Leaf hops from Yakima Chief. Bright, golden, refreshing with aromas of citrus, Citra Leaf Pilsner is an aromatic and quenchable lager with the typical Chuckanut dry finish.
Citra Leaf Pilsner pairs nicely with any Southeast Asian, Mexican or Indian cuisine this beer will easily put the fire out and allow you to continue to enjoy any spicy foods! Or enjoy it by itself on a hot summer day to cool you down.
The other new beer from Chuckanut is 2 Amigos Mexican Style Dark Lager, a collaboration beer brewed with help of the Skagit Valley College Brew Program. Made with Skagit Valley Malt to showcase farmers and maltsters as well as the brew program at the county college, 2 Amigos follows a traditional Mexican-Style dark lager recipe. It’s an easy drinking beer with smooth flavors and an effervescent light body despite its dark color.
The Skagit Valley College Brew Program is located in a nearby building to South Nut and is known as Cardinal Brewing. Chuckanut’s Operations Manager, Joe Heldt, is a graduate of their first graduating class as Chuckanut owners Mari and Will Kemper are on the school’s steering committee for the program at the College. Skagit Valley Malt uses locally grown grains and then malts them a block away from Chuckanut’s South Nut at the Port of Skagit. This friend centric beer celebrates all that’s local. Chuckanut’s 2 Amigos Mexican Style Dark Lager celebrates all the friendships that have been developed over the years. Raise a pint to friends with Chuckanut’s 2 Amigos!
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.