WINERIES & BREWERIES
Glacier Peak Winery is nestled between the majestic peaks of the Cascade Range and the mighty Skagit River. They specialize in making small lots of handcrafted wine. The estate vineyard located in the lush Skagit valley produces Siegerrebe, Agria, and world-class Pinot Noir. There are two tasting rooms; one located at the winery in Rockport and one located in Mount Vernon right in the heart of tulip country. In addition to fantastic wines they feature gourmet, local cheeses, Acme Ice Cream by the pint, and a wide selection of olive oils and vinegar to sample and purchase.
Eagle Haven Winery
8243 Sims Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Phone:(360)856-6248 www.eaglehavenwinery.com
Eagle Haven Winery is located in the foothills of the North Cascades. Mountain fed streams flow into fertile Skagit soil producing grapes that make memorable wines. Voted “Skagit People’s Choice Best Winery 2014”, uncork a bottle and experience local, boutique wine.
River Time Brewing is a small-batch brewery located in wonderful Darrington, WA. They currently operate in two locations:
Taphouse: Located on the bank of the majestic Sauk river.
Brewhouse: Located in the Darrington Old City Hall.
They aim to provide a family-friendly atmosphere with fantastic beers, complementing the wonderful outdoor lifestyle that is Darrington and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Bad Dog Distillery
19109 63rd Avenue Northeast Suite 1 A, Arlington, WA, 98223
Phone: (360)435-3981 www.baddogdistillery.com
Bad Dog Distillery is a small batch craft distillery located in the community of Arlington, WA. They use traditional methods in crafting distilled spirits such as gin, whiskey, and vodka. They also offer a variety of fun stuff like seasonal berry infusions, old fashion apple pie and a cinnamon whiskey that's not too sweet.
17925A 59th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223 Phone:(360)403-7094 www.skookumbrewery.com
Skookum Brewery tasting room and brewery are located in Arlington, Washington, across the street from the Arlington Municipal Airport. The Skookum tasting room offers seating to over 100 patrons inside, located directly beside the brewing operation. During the warmer months, there is also expansive outdoor seating.
Currently, Skookum has 16 taps that consist of a local rootbeer, a craft cider and up to 14 in-house brews, including everything from core beers to varying seasonal and specialty delights. All beers are brewed on-site and offered locally before being distributed. Check out the beer menu or stop by for a current list of on tap brews!
Whiskey Ridge Brewing
116 E 5th St., Arlington, WA 98223 Phone:(360)913-0425 www.whiskeyridgebrewing.com
Whiskey Ridge Brewing Company is located in Arlington WA and tries to have at least six taps accommodating a wide variety of tastes. Craft beer lovers will be able to choose from the following: pale ale, Irish dry stout, oatmeal stout, kolsch, and two seasonal. Two of these taps will be rotated with other local brewery offerings.
Birdsview Brewing Company
38302 State Route 20, Concrete, WA 98237 Phone:(360)826-3406 www.birdsviewbrewingcompany.com
Birdsview Brewery is a small craft brewery located in scenic Birdsview, Washington. They brew all of their beer on premises. Birdsview Brewery is a great place to visit, whether you are on the North Cascades Highway just passing through, or seeking a destination for food, beer, and fun with friends. Birdsview is family owned and operated, and offers an easy-going, relaxing atmosphere.
Whitewall Brewing Company
14524 Smokey Point Blvd Suite 1, Marysville, WA 98271
Marysville's first Craft Brewery, producing the highest quality ales and lagers opened on March 1, 2014. Whitewall is the result of the combined efforts of Sean and Laurel Wallner and Aaron and Lori Wight. Whitewall offers many styles of beer for every taste. They have 10 taps with 8 dedicated Whitewall Beers, 5 staple beers, and 3 rotating taps. The last two taps are guest taps. Whitewall is child and dog friendly.
Although they do not serve food, you are welcome to bring your food with you or order from the menus of local restaurants, some of which will deliver to the brewery for your convenience.
Flowering Red Current
The Red Flowering Current begins to bloom in the lower elevations of the Darrington area in early April and will continue to bloom in higher elevations through mid-summer. You will find this carefree plant growing on embankments and the edges of forests where it can catch a little sunlight. All currents are of course flowering and fruit bearing but Ribes sanguineum is the showiest of them all with racemes reaching lengths of up to 4 inches, and vary in colors from deep red to a blush pink. Some of the species, though rare, have bred and produced cream colored racemes.