Chuckanut Mexican-Style Lager – a Beer for Tom Douglas Restaurants

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Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen is releasing a Mexican-style lager, brewed with malted barley from the Skagit Valley. The maltsters at Skagit Valley Malting Company created a specially malted batch of its popular Alba barley for Chuckanut Mexican-Style Lager, giving it a lighter color and body, along with the lower ABV you would expect in a Mexican-style lager.

Chuckanut Mexican Style Lager was created for Tom Douglas Restaurants, which plans to server the beer at two of its restaurants: Brave Horse Tavern and Cantina Leña.



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South Seattle Poker and Pints, February 20th

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Beer Release – Landbier, Chuckanut Brewery

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Get Ready for Washington Beer Open House on February 20th

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