Visit Skagit County Breweries

The northwest corner of Washington State is a beer lover’s paradise. And in Skagit County, residents and guests alike are fortunate to have a strong selection of locally-produced beers to choose from. Below is a baker’s dozen of local breweries, and doesn’t include bars and tap houses that may also serve locally-produced beers. Looking to visit Skagit County breweries? Check out this list!

six small beer glasses full of beer inside a wooden tray
From the foothills of the Skagit Valley to the beaches of the waterfront, Skagit County breweries are waiting for you to taste the fruits of their labors. Photo credit: Matt Benoit

Mount Vernon and Burlington Breweries

Chuckanut Brewery’s South Nut

11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington

Chuckanut Brewery’s South Nut brewery and tap room, owned by Mari and Will Kemper of Thomas Kemper Brewery fame, offers amazing German-styled beers brewed with immense precision. They also offer growlers and to-go kegs, as well as bottles of barrel-aged barleywine. Whether it’s a cold Kölsch on a summer day or a Doppelbock on a winter’s eve, there’s no beating a Chuckanut brew.

Garden Path Fermentation

11653 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington

Garden Path Fermentation in Burlington takes “drinking local” to another level, using hyper-local ingredients to brew beer, wine, cider and mead. Draft beers include about a half-dozen in-house varieties plus guest taps, and their bottle shop has more than 400 options from around the world. They’re also dog-friendly.

Cardinal Craft Brewing

15579 Peterson Road, Burlington

As part of Skagit Valley College’s Craft Brewing Academy, the Cardinal Craft Brewingtaproom features beers brewed by students as part of their one-year professional brew science training. Their rotating tap list features a dozen options.

District Brewing

520 S Main Street, Mount Vernon

District Brewing in Mount Vernon provides pizza and wings to go along with nearly a dozen in-house beers, another half dozen rotating guest taps, and even more growler and crowler options. Their IPAs are especially popular.

North Sound Brewing Co.

17406 WA-536 A, Mount Vernon

North Sound Brewing Co. specializes in more than 20 kinds of unfiltered small-batch ales inspired by traditional English and Irish varieties. Their beers can pack a punch, as well as fun names like the Stouticus Maximus Imperial Stout and To Hell in a Hop Basket Imperial IPA.

Skagit River Brewery

404 S 3rd St, Mount Vernon

Skagit River Brewery offers 24 taps, including a dozen in-house styles ranging from ale to stout.  There’s also a wide range of food pairings, from Bavarian pretzels and fried pickles to burgers and flatbread pizzas.

Temperate Habits Brewing Company

500 S 1st St, Mount Vernon

An all-ages, dog-friendly brewpub in downtown Mount Vernon, Temperate Habits Brewing Company is owned by two beer-passionate pharmacists who strive to for the highest quality in their brews. The brewery offers nine in-house varieties on-tap, including the refreshing Prickly Pear Kölsch and Lightly Buzzed Honey Lavender Blonde.

Farmstrong Brewing Company

110 Stewart Rd, Mount Vernon

Farmstrong Brewing Company, located right off Interstate 5 in Mount Vernon, offers a spacious tap room and beer garden, the latter of which usually has some tasty food trucks. Cool off with lighter beers like the Skagit Pilsner or the La Raza, a Mexican-style Vienna Lager. If hoppy or malty is more your thing, IPAs and dark beers are also on-hand.

five beers in glasses on napkins on a bar counter
Whether you want to try just one style or maybe all, there’s bound to be a local Skagit County brewery suited to your beer-based taste buds. Photo credit: Matt Benoit

Concrete and Bow Breweries

Birdsview Brewing Company

38302 SR 20, Concrete

Located off the scenic North Cascades Highway about seven miles west of Concrete, Birdsview Brewing Company offers delicious brews, pub fare and plenty of outdoor seating. Their in-house taps include the Bill’s Pils – a pilsner made with world-renowned German lager yeast – and the wonderfully-named SasScotch Scotch Ale.

Terramar Brewstillery

5712 Gilkey Ave, Bow

Located in Edison, Terramar Brewstillery serves up award-winning beer, spirits, cider and pizza with a plentiful outdoor seating area. If you’re indecisive on which of their 11 taps you should choose, they offer a flight of 4-ounce tasters dubbed the Slaughterhouse Six.

up close photo of a foaming red beer in a glass
Many Skagit County breweries source as many local ingredients as they’re able. Photo credit: Matt Benoit

Anacortes and La Conner Breweries

Anacortes Brewery


320 Commercial Ave, Anacortes

As the 10th oldest brewery in Washington State, Anacortes Brewery has been serving up dozens of beer styles for nearly 30 years, and is located next to the also-popular Rockfish Grill. From the Deception Pass Pale Ale to the Knucklehead Red, you can’t make a bad choice here.

Bastion Brewing Company

12529 Christianson Rd, Anacortes

Located near the Route 20 interchange that leads to Anacortes, Whidbey Island and the San Juans, Bastion Brewing Companyhas plenty of great beer and Texas-style barbeque. Hoppy choices include the refreshing Kraken Grapefruit Pale Ale and Boca Joe’s Blood Orange Pale Ale.

La Conner Brewing Company

117 First Street, La Conner

La Conner Brewing Company has provided small batch, hand-crafted beers and pub fare from its location in historic downtown La Conner since opening in 1995. Sixteen taps rotate throughout the year, and are sure to please all palates.

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