Brew on the Slough in La Conner

Photo Courtesy of the La Conner Chamber of Commerce

La Conner is the kind of town where you can walk from the old-time tavern to the cool restaurant featuring live music to a top reviewed foodie spot and then to a brewery, all within two blocks. You can choose to walk the sidewalk or the boardwalk with Salish Sea waters softly rolling over the shoreline rocks below. What better place for a beer festival? The 4th Annual Brew on the Slough is scheduled for October 20th, 2018.

Come out to La Conner and the Skagit Valley to taste some awesome beer and to experience where the soils are rated in the top 2% in the world in a climate unique to North America. They have the marine influence, long dry days during harvest but no drought stress during most of the growing season. The latitude and the ocean make for cool nights and moderate heat during the days as well as mild winters, allowing many good winter barley and wheat varieties to grow there. This all means beer is only going to get better.

La Conner is part of the Salish Coast region where Skagit Valley Malting makes malt from grains sourced from farmers including Hedlin’s Family Farm located in La Conner. Malt is to beer what grapes are to wine and introducing new and existing varietals heighten flavor and creates unique terroir. Or, how they sum it up–Taste the Place.

So head to La Conner Saturday, October 20th for the 4th annual “Brew on the Slough” presented by the Port of Skagit and La Conner Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets will go on sale October 1st for $25 per person, which includes 10 pours from a variety of Pacific Northwest breweries. The first 200 ticket holders receive a souvenir tasting glass.

The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at La Conner’s Maple Hall. In addition to the 12 breweries, there will be live entertainment by the CC Adams Band featuring Mary Ellen Lykins, the Valley Hand Pies food truck, raffle prizes and an Oktoberfest costume contest.

Go to for additional info and to purchase your tickets online.