Join us as we deep dive into some of our successful local businesses in the Industry Close-up series. This year's theme is Agriculture: The Backbone of Whatcom County's Economy.
Join us for a tour of Atwood Ales
Established in 2016 in rural, northwest Washington State, our small, family farm grows ingredients for the on-site brewery where we produce unique ales inspired by French and Belgian farmhouse brewing traditions.
We start with local ingredients: water from our local aquifer; malt from less than 50 miles away in the Skagit Valley; and our estate-grown hops. Then, we add other ingredients sourced from our own farm; gathered and foraged from the peripheries of our property; or purchased from local organic farmers, producers and processors. Finally, we ferment at ambient temperatures, in open tanks, with expressive yeast strains, before packaging and bottle conditioning the vast majority of our beers. Our beers are meant to represent some aspect of time and place, with the ingredients, seasons, weather, microbes and our brewer all having both intentional and spontaneous influences on the flavors of our beers.
Our unique, bottle conditioned and draft farmhouse ales are available throughout western Washington and in limited quantities in British Columbia. Occasionally, you can also find our products distributed in far flung places, like Florida!
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