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Garden Path Fermentation Releases The Fruitful Barrel Tayberries, a Fruity Native Yeast Ale

Burlington, Wash., January 20, 2021.

Garden Path Fermentation announces the release of their newest beer, The Fruitful Barrel Tayberries, a native yeast ale refermented with Skagit Valley tayberries sourced from Lenning Farms in Mount Vernon, bottle and keg conditioned with local blackberry honey, and aged for ten months in bottles and kegs prior to release. Commercially, Skagit County grows less than ten acres of these special fruits, a cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry, which typically demand harvesting by hand due to their very soft texture when ripe. This beer has a balanced but complex yeast character and a refreshing, bright, fruity expression of these unusual summer berries. The Fruitful Barrel Tayberries will be available for sale at Garden Path’s taproom beginning Friday, January 22 as well as throughout the region and beyond. Please visit our online store for local pickup, regional delivery, or in-state shipping or email us to inquire about availability in your area.

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Garden Path Fermentation Releases The Gentle Hint of Smoke, a Lightly Smoky Oak-Fermented Saison

Burlington, Wash., January 8, 2021.

Garden Path Fermentation announces the release of their newest beer, The Gentle Hint of Smoke, a Lichtenhainer-inspired native yeast ale brewed with maple-smoked barley and native Garryana oak-smoked barley and conditioned with local blackberry honey. As the title indicates, this beer brings a mildly smoky note atop a lightly nutty, oaky base beer that ends with a moderately tart, dry finish. Balanced, nuanced, and complex, The Gentle Hint of Smoke demonstrates Garden Path’s dedication to carefully showcasing local flavors via thoughtful craftsmanship. This beer will be available for sale by the glass and by the bottle at Garden Path’s taproom beginning Friday, January 8, 2021 as well as throughout the region and beyond. Please visit our online store for local pickup, regional delivery, and in-state shipping, or email us to inquire about availability in your area. 

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Garden Path Fermentation Releases Their First 100% Spontaneously Fermented Beer, a Single Year Blend

Burlington, Wash., December 30, 2020.

Garden Path Fermentation announces the release of their first 100% spontaneously fermented beer, The Spontaneous Ferment, a single year blend. This special bottle is a blend of three batches of coolship inoculated beers from winter 2018, and brings a depth of different notes: a mild hint of tartness, the rich flavors of Skagit Valley malt, and a thorough but balanced level of native yeast complexities. Bottled in May 2020, The Spontaneous Ferment is finally ready and will be available for sale at Garden Path’s taproom beginning January 2, 2021 as well as throughout the region and beyond. Please visit our online store for local pickup, regional delivery, and in-state shipping or email us to inquire about availability in your area. 

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Garden Path Fermentation Releases Their First Wine, a 2018 Vintage of Local Madeleine Angevine

Burlington, Wash., December 24, 2020. 

Garden Path Fermentation announces the release of their first bottled wine, The Local Harvest Madeleine Angevine 2018, a single varietal white wine made with locally grown Western Washington grapes. This wine was made with native yeast and minimal intervention, leading to a full flavored, dry and unique product. The Local Harvest Madeleine Angevine 2018 will be available for sale and by the glass at Garden Path’s taproom and online starting December 24th, 2020. Distribution is not planned at this time. Please visit our online store for local pickup, regional delivery, and in-state shipping. 

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Garden Path Fermentation Releases The Fruitful Barrel Raspberries, a Celebration of Skagit Valley Summer Days

Burlington, Wash., December 17, 2020. 

Garden Path Fermentation announces the release of their newest beer, The Fruitful Barrel Raspberries, a native yeast ale refermented on Skagit Valley raspberries and conditioned with local blackberry honey. This beer is highly aromatic and is brimming with beautiful raspberry flavor, finishing slightly tart and bright. Aged in the bottle for nine months, The Fruitful Barrel Raspberries will be available for sale at Garden Path’s taproom on Friday, December 18,  as well as throughout the region and beyond. Please visit our online store for local pickup, regional delivery, and in-state shipping or email us to inquire about availability in your area. 

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Garden Path Fermentation Releases Official Beer and Mead of Tulip Town, the Northwest’s Premier Tulip Farm

Burlington, Wash., September, 29, 2020. 

Garden Path Fermentation announces the release of The Untended Bloom, a barrel-aged saison, and The Dry Table Boysenberry Mead an effervescent dry mead fermented with Skagit County grown boysenberries. Both of these new products were thoughtfully created for Tulip Town with local honey and Garden Path’s signature native yeast. Tulip Town has long been an important agricultural and cultural pillar of the Skagit Valley, contributing to the region’s economy by highlighting the hard work and value of small farms. Under new ownership as of 2019, Tulip Town has evolved and thrived even despite the hardships of the ongoing pandemic. They continue innovating to showcase local products in an ever-changing landscape of tourism and hospitality. Garden Path supports their progress and stands in solidarity with Skagit Valley’s many dedicated producers. The Untended Bloom and The Dry Table Boysenberry Mead will be available beginning October 3rd at Tulip Town’s membership-only planting event and throughout the month during Harvest Days (Friday, Saturdays and Sundays) as well as in Garden Path’s taproom. 

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