Escape to the San Juans for a Beer Dinner with Chuckanut Brewery

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Call it an early Valentine’s Day getaway. Call it a wild hair. Why not escape to the San Juan Islands for a mid-winter getaway? Though the weather may not be ideal for certain island adventures, plenty of serenity awaits you this time of year.

Next Saturday, January 18, Friday Harbor House on San Juan Island hosts a very special beer dinner with Chuckanut Brewery. Friday Harbor House is located just steps away from the ferry dock so you could easily walk on the ferry, explore Friday Harbor by foot, and enjoy a luxurious dinner. More details about the event:

Friday Harbor House Chuckanut Beer Dinner

Chuckanut Brewery will be partnering with the Friday Harbor House for a special Chuckanut Beer Dinner on January 18 at 6:45 pm. Executive Chef Aaron Rock of Friday Harbor House, on San Juan Island, has put together an amazing menu to pair with his favorite Chuckanut Beers!

The four course dinner will be paired with specific Chuckanut beers to highlight the food and beer:

1. House Smoked King Salmon with braised romaine, chanterelles, and blue cheese paired with Pilsner.

2. Chorizo Stuffed Calamari, paired with Vienna Lager. The Vienna Lager is brewed with half Vienna malts creating a delicate malt aroma with a slightly caramelized and toasted malt character.

3. Coffee Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and whole wheat gnocchi, paired with Alt Bier. The Alt Bier is brown with a firm tan head, its aromatics are faintly fruity, full in body and shows a snappy hoppiness. It is a zesty, assertive, full malt flavored beer.

4. Chocolate Soufflé, paired with Schwarz Bier. Chuckanut Schwarz carries the roasted malt flavor with grace and ease and has a clean and smooth finish. Schwarz is a black beer with lots of espresso flavors, great with dessert!

Chuckanut Pilsner, Vienna Lager, Schwarz Bier and Alt Bier, have all won awards at various beer competitions including the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the North American Brewers Association (NABA), and the Washington Beer Festival. Brewmaster Will Kemper will be on hand to talk about the beers, their history, and some beer travel stories.

Friday Harbor House is the perfect romantic getaway and offers favorite island activities such as whale watching, antique shopping, hiking, biking and much more. Friday Harbor House is located at 130 West Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Contact Friday Harbor House at 360-378-8455 or 866-722-7356 for reservations for the Chuckanut Beer Dinner.

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.

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