BEER IN BELLINGHAM
Ready for some serious beer tasting? Bellingham and Whatcom County are now home to 15 popular craft breweries, including some of the most decorated and highly respected in the nation. The regionâ€™s natural beauty, abundant outdoor recreation and the community-focused population has inspired a range of talented craft brewmasters here. (For a list of Bellingham breweries with addresses scroll to the bottom.)
In 2018, Bellingham breweries have won a total of 44 awards at five major beer competitions.
These includeÂ the 2018Â WA State Large Brewery of the Year (Wander Brewing), 26Â medals at the 2018 Washington State Beer Awards, nine medals at the 2018 North American Beer Awards, four medals at the 2018 World Beer Cup (Chuckanut, Aslan and Boundary Bay), and four medals at the 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards (Kulshan.)
Bellingham and Whatcom County are also home toÂ a brewery with a beer shrine (Northfork), a tide-to-table breweryÂ (Atwood Ales), a unique co-licensed winery/brewery (Illuminati), and a Cozy Microbrew Airbnb (Stone’s Throw). For more lodging information click here,Â or see our hotels with beer packages.
Fun beer-related activities in Bellingham include Tap Trail, Bellingham Beer Week, April Brews Day, and summer BREWers cruises on Bellingham Bay. Learn more about upcoming events and fun local venues with the links below.
- Celebrate Oktoberfest Near Bellingham In 2018
- Chuckanut Brewery Oktoberfest, Sept. 8, 2018
- Kulshan Brewing Oktoberfest, Sept. 15, 2018
- Oktoberfest Brewers Cruises, Sept. 28 and 29, 2018
- Bellingham Oktoberfest, Oct. 6, 2018
- Deming Log Show Oktoberfest, Oct. 12 – 13, 2018
- Hoptoberfest, Oct. 20, 2018
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Breweries Links & Resources
Aslan Brewing Co.
1330 N. Forest St, Bellingham
Our mission is to produce colorful and flavorful World street food with flare. We also distribute world-class 100% Organic ales, lagers, and soda-pop using local resources, sustainable and low-impact practices in order to promote a healthier, happier, and more environmentally conscious community.
1322 N. State Street, Bellingham
The Aslan Depot serves as a barrel-aging facility, taproom, and event space located in the historic Union Depot building in downtown Bellingham. Featuring a diverse range of artisan beer, cider, and wine. Aslanâ€™s barrel-aged, blended, and unique brews are joined by guest taps of varied craft breweries.
Our family owned farm and brewery produces a variety of ales, with many in the spirit of the French and Belgian farmhouse ales that help to inspire our brewing passion. Grange, Lodge, Dark Harbor and Mos are our regular offerings, with an endless stream of seasonals, experiments, sours, blends and estate beers pouring alongside and complementing them.
Boundary Bay Brewery/Bistro & Taproom
1107 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham
Besides brewing bold NW beers, we're big on community & a sustainable Bellingham economy. We partner with local suppliers/farmers to create a menu of fresh Northwest pub food and support over 100 local non profits annually. Save the Ales!
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
601 W Holly Street, Bellingham
Chuckanut Brewery was awarded National Small Brewpub of the Year 2009 and Small Brewing Company 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival, Denver. The restaurant serves lunch, happy hour and dinner with an eclectic, fresh, local menu.
Hops 'N Heads
| (360) 392-8506
3207 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham
The HnH features 30 award-winning craft beers on tap that consistently rotate. The menu sources local produce, artisan breads, soups and baked goods made fresh daily.
Kulshan Brewing Co.
2238 James Street, Bellingham
We are a 15 Barrel brewery on James street in Bellingham Washington. We have a lovely tap room you can come and visit, as well as a dart board and a nice sitting area. For us, itâ€™s all about the beer. Come in and try some! Or you can visit one of the many establishments around town that are already carrying our brews.
McKay's TapHouse & Pizzeria
1118 E Maple Street, Bellingham
The best beer and the best pizza. All under one roof. Come see our selection of Brews from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Bring in the family, or order out for pizza delivery. We have something for you.
Melvin Brew Pub
2416 Meridian Street, Bellingham
We are open 11am-11pm, 7 days a week. Weâ€™ve got a full menu, happy hours out the wazoo, kung fu, hip-hop and Melvin beer (and some guest taps).
Stones Throw Brew Co
| (360) 362-5058
1009 Larrabee Avenue, Bellingham
Stones Throw Brewery, located in Historic Fairhaven, is the perfect place to relax for a post/pre-adventure pint on the South Side. Cozy up by the fire-pit, catch some rays on our outdoor patio - this family & dog friendly taproom's unique approach to sustainability & beer will have you coming back for more.
Experience the best of Bellingham beer and get rewarded for your travels! The Tap Trail map directs you to more than 20 of Bellingham's best breweries, tap houses and cideries. Collect stamps for each visit and trade them in for Tap Trail rewards! Learn more at taptrail.com
The North Fork Brewery & Pizzeria
6186 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming
Hand Tossed Pies, Wall to Wall Brewiana, British Style Ales, Belgian Style Sours, Lagers, Easy Vibe, Sassy Servers, Lively Locals, Beer to Go, Seasonal Specials and much more.
Twin Sisters Brewing Company
| (360) 510-3837
508 Carolina Street, Bellingham
Twin Sisters Brewing Company brings you the ales and lagers you want to drink â€” authentic, approachable and brewed with pure ardor. Twin Sisters Brewing Company is projected to begin brewing in May and open to the public June 2018.
1807 Dean Avenue, Bellingham
This small, family-run brewery is focused on quality, the environment and connecting with the community. They serve traditional styles while experimenting with mixed fermentations with the Wander Barrel Project. Every beer they produce is unique and created with passion.
Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation
| (360) 756-1716
1145 Birch Falls Drive, Bellingham
The Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that organizes community-based fundraising festivals including Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival and Bellingham Beer and Music Festival. Proceeds go to human and social service agencies serving Whatcom County.
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