Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Washington’s Beeradise & Beertown Bellingham
Jackie Dodd and Sheila G. Miller—1889 Magazine

From hop farms to breweries to colleges to pubs, Washington is arguably the top state for all things beer. As you cross the Evergreen State, you can participate in the harvest of beer’s best ingredients and sip some of the most iconic and diverse brews available. Join us as we check out Washington’s up-and-coming beer town, Bellingham, discover just how important this state is to the cutting edge of the brewery industry, and learn how it might just change the world.

“We’re likeĀ a family,” Chad Kuehl of Wander Brewing said. “We all go to each other’s houses for holidays:’ Kuehl was talking about the “beer family” he acquired in Bellingham, where he opened Wander Brewing in 2013.”We all go to each other’s houses for holidays.” Kuehl was talking about the “beer family” he acquired in Bellingham, where he opened Wander Brewing in 2013.

At the time, only three other breweries were in operation there, a number that has quadrupled since Kuehl and his team joined the Bellingham beer scene. The established breweries embraced Kuehl and his wife, offering advice and friendship as the couple forged a trail in the world of Pacific Northwest beer in a town that’s quickly becoming a favored destination among beer tourists worldwide.

Read the full Bellingham feature, here.

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