This is the beer that started it all- the community's love of this brew led to the initial formation of the business! Inspiration for the name came from the notorious Elwha ferry incident wherein, legend has it, the captain was distracted by a lady-friend and ran the boat aground off the coast of Orcas.
Floral, citrusy, and earthy with a crisp finish. Bright and zippy hop presence that crashed into a grounded, supportive body. The malt foundation balances the hop bitterness in this classic Pacific Northwest style India Pale Ale. Dry hop: Chinook, aroma hop: Centennial, bittering hop: Zeus.
Old Madrona Imperial Red
8.3% abv 80 ibu
This flagship beer was the first collaboration between our three brewer-owners, Nate, Becca, and Jim. They created it for a friend who loved mixing barleywine with IPA. The result has become the signature beer of Island Hoppin'.
An imperial red with full malt and hop body for an exceptionally smooth, strong ale. Ruby red color reminiscent of the eponymous Madrona tree. Dried fruit aromas lead the way to a strong, sweet, and malty beer that is dangerously sippable. Full, round mouthfeel, brightened by Zythos hops. Boozy, delicious, and a nice sipper but not to be messed with!
The Old Madrona won the People's Choice Award at the 2014 Anacortes Oktoberfest. Thank you!
5.2% abv 18 ibu
German style ale that drinks like a lager. Light and refreshing, our Kolsch was crafted by head brewer Nate for his hardworking friends to enjoy after work. During the beer's initial fermentation, a local resident pod of Orca whales had a baby- and the K-Pod Kolsch was born.
The bready, smooth malt character of the pale and pilsner malt play well with the gentle bitterness of the EKG hops.
Pairs well with food and summertime.
Phosphorescent Pale Ale
5.5% abv 65 ibu
On certain summer nights, the waters of Puget Sound are aglow with glimmering bioluminescence. This is our tribute, a hoppy pale ale that sparkles across the palette. Aromas of lime zest and candy grape lead tangerine and grapefruit flavors with a mellow, malty body. Refreshing and zippy, like jumping in the Salish Sea!
5% abv 15 ibu
This classic German style of lager is designed to showcase the malt for an instant before disappearing cleanly, with a surprisingly light body and an off-dry finish. Toasted robust malt on the palette, very light hop aroma; this deceptively drinkable beer will delight your tastebuds year-round.
Camano Coffee Porter
6% abv 35 ibu
A beer that is so roasty, so full-bodied, and so invigorating, you'll swear its coffee. We cold-brew Camano Island Coffee and add it to our dry porter.
We collaborated with Camano Island Coffee Roasters and Collective on Tap Camano Island to develop this beer. Proceeds benefit Brews for Books, a non-profit that helps veterans get the books they need for college.
Doe Bay ISA
5% abv 70 ibu
Bright and light India Session Ale highlighting the tropical fruit and earthy aromas of Amarillo hops. We made this beer in collaboration with the staff of the Doe Bay Cafe.
Old Salts Brown Ale
6% abv 40 ibu
Our tasting room is full of remarkable "Old Salts" telling tales over a pint. This remarkable Pacific Northwest style brown ale stands out for its undeniable charm- the allure of centennial hops and roasted malt aromas lead the way to an off-dry , full bodied ale with the richness of cocoa nibs.
Rosario HopScotch Amber
8.3% abv 40 ibu
Slightly smoky and sweet, this Scotch-style amber is made with peat-smoked grain. We developed this beer for Rosario Resort on Orcas, where it is available year-round. Delicious on co2 and nitro both.
Yardarm Oatmeal Stout
6.8% abv 35 ibu
Slightly dry, opaque, jet-black ale with a creamy , roasty full body. Dark roasted caramel aromas with chocolate and vanilla notes. "Sun over the Yardarm" is a nautical saying for the appropriate time for the first drink of the day.