Bellingham, WA – Chuckanut Brewery is proud to announce bottles of the award winning Chuckanut Pilsner are now being sold at the brewery Kitchen and selected accounts in Bellingham. The brewery bottling line is a six head Meheen Bottler from eastern Washington set up to fill ½ liter glass bottles. Chuckanut plans on having their distributor in the northern Puget Sound area, Dickerson Distributing and Click Distributing in the Seattle area distribute bottled Chuckanut beer as the brewers get more familiar with the bottling machine and labeler. Currently the bottles are hand labeled and can only be bought from Chuckanut Brewery and special accounts.
The brewery plans to continue to release other styles of Chuckanut beer as they grow the bottled line. Next to be bottled will be Chuckanut Kolsch followed later by Vienna Lager, Dunkel Lager, Yellow Card Golden Ale, and Helles Lager. Learning the bottling machine will take time and Chuckanut wants to make sure each beer is well taken care of and gets to the consumer in the best condition. With that in mind concentrating on Chuckanut Pilsner first will give the brewers more practice on bottling and the line of beers will expand as the brewers learn more about their machine. Stay tuned and watch Chuckanut’s website and facebook posts for more news.
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, located at 601 West Holly St, 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 11:30am to guests of all ages with an eclectic fresh local menu. Bar specials include: HOPPY Hour Sun-Thurs 4-6pm, Monday Night $3 Pints, Kolsch Night Tuesday’s and more. Check out additional information about Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.