County Threatening to Shut Down Acadian Farms Brewery – You Can Help

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Acadian Farms in Carson, Washington offers a rare, bucolic beer-drinking experience. It relaxes your weary soul to sip a saison with grass beneath your feet, as goats and chickens serenade you. Sadly, if you’ve yet to visit the farm, you may never get the chance. Largely because of complaints filed by cranky neighbors, the county is threatening to shut down the tasting experience at this farmhouse brewery in Carson, Washington.

Next Wednesday, Acadian Farms and its supporters have a chance to save the farm. A Hearing Examiner will have the final say. The fate of the farm is in her hands. The public hearing happens at 5:30 P.M. at the Courthouse Annex Building in Stevenson, Washington. You are encouraged to attend, show your support, and even speak out on behalf of the farm if you’re so inclined.

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Governor Inslee Signs Cider Proclamation


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Washington’s Breweries Support 585,000 Jobs


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Cider Swig – The Greater Peninsula Cider Fest

Left to right: Eric Willard, Joel Vandenbrink, Brent Miles.

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Strong Arm Brewing Beer Garden Sat. Sept. 13


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