Allen Rhoades of Anacortes Brewery mixes a batch in this February 2009 photo at the Commercial Avenue business. Rhoades is co-owner of Rockfish Restaurant as well, as serves as Chairman of the Washington Brewers Commission (WBC). He also is an instructor at the Mount Vernon campus of Skagit Valley College.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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