Entertainment/Education Venues

The Port of Skagit is fortunate to be the location for many outstanding businesses that focus on entertaining and educating their customers.  Please check out the businesses below to learn more about their work, their offerings, and how they contribute to our community.

 

Cardinal Craft Brewing Academy

Skagit Valley College began its Craft Brewing Academy in 2016.  Regional brewing professionals teach students brew science in the one-year academy.  Stop by our classroom turned Tap Room on Friday nights from 4-8pm to taste the latest student produced beers.  Points, flights, and growler fills.  Families welcome.  Due to limited hours, when not open stop by Flyers to taste our beer  and get an Passport & Ale Trail stamp!

 

Chuckanut Brewery

National and local award winning Chuckanut Brewery welcome visitors of all ages to their South Nut Tap Room located across from the Skagit Regional Airport.  Taste Chuckanut’s European style lagers and ales at their source, at their Skagit Valley location.  Bring food from home, any of the local restaurants or from visiting food trucks to enjoy with tasty Chuckanut beer.  Get bottles to go, growler fills and party kegs too.  Outdoor seating available, as well as venue rental.. 

 

Flyers Restaurant & Brewhouse

Flyers is an aviation-themed restaurant and brewhouse, perfectly suited for its location on the airfield at Skagit Regional Airport.  Flyers is a beer-focused restaurant serving award winning craft beers and food.  Enjoy one of a kind views of the runway, outdoor seating, family friendly environment, beer to go and growler fills.  Flyers uses grains from Skagit Valley Malting in 100% of our beers, and their “Old 666” burger has been featured in the national publication of  Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association HERE.

 

Garden Path Fermentation

Garden Path Fermentation makes beer, mead, wine and cider from hyper-locally sourced ingredients and 100% native Skagit valley yeast.  Fermentation takes place in open-top foudres and oak barrels, and each batch is custom blended to taste, with an emphasis on subtlety, balance and nuance.  In our tasting groom and bottle shop, besides our own products, we offer a wide range of unique guest beers, wines and ciders made by producers from around the world who share our philosophy.

 

Heritage Flight Museum

The Heritage Flight Museum is a non-profit organization located at the Skagit Regional Airport along our Crosswind runway.   Founded by the family of Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders in 1996 at the Bellingham International Airport. The mission of the museum is "to help educate the public to understand and appreciate the contribution military aircraft, and the people that flew them, have made to our heritage, national security and freedom.

 

King Arthur Flour Baking School

King Arthur Flour’s Baking School has expanded to the west coast with our second location at The Bread Lab.  Our Baking School welcomes all bakers, no matter your skill level or baking interest. Classes range from introductory demonstrations for beginners to intensive week-long professional courses, with a wide variety of hands-on classes for adults and children.  We've been providing bakers with superior flour since 1790: from Martha Washington's apple pie through the invention of the chocolate chip cookie.

 

The Bread Lab

Washington State University Bread Lab Plant Breeding Program conducts research on thousands of lines of wheat, barley, buckwheat and other small grains to identify those that perform well for farmers, and that are most suitable for craft baking, cooking, malting, brewing, and distilling.  The programs of the Bread Lab work to breed and develop publicly available varieties of grains and other crops that will benefit farmers, processors, and end-users while enhancing access to affordable and nutritious food for all members of our communities.