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An imperial saison with blueberries to benefit the Skagit Valley watershed in collaboration with Washington Wild, Skagit Valley Malting, Yakima Chief Hops and Bow Hill blueberries

Back in early 2019, a corporation filed an application for exploratory mining in the Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River. If permitted, the disturbance in this unprotected area of the watershed could cause ecological disaster, including displacing of integral populations of chinook salmon and steelhead, tainting the freshwater needed by farmers downstream in the agricultural of the Skagit Valley, and tarnishing the purity of the river, which provides 30% of the freshwater that drains into the Puget Sound.

Along with our fantastic group of partners, we set out to brew a beer showcasing the best ingredients the Skagit Valley has to offer. The barley, malted by Skagit Valley Malting, was grown both in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia near the headwaters and also in the valley near the malthouse. Bow Hill provided an amazing bunch of blueberries from their farm, adding a distinct fruitiness and color to the beer. Finally, we foraged conifer tips as a team at a farm in Mount Vernon overlooking the mighty Skagit, rounding out this complex, malt-forward saison with an earthy and piney character.

We are proud to collaborate with these organizations, and hope our efforts will bring a deeper awareness of this issue threatening the wildlife and agriculture dependent on the Skagit watershed. Join us in the fight to prevent mining of the headwaters, and help us preserve this essential freshwater resource. A portion of all beer sales will go to #savetheskagit / Learn More about #protectskagit

8.2% ABV / Available in 375ml & 750ml

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Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 12 in
Format

375ml, 750ml

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