Beer

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 region’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 46 awards at six major beer competitions.

These include the 2018 WA State Large Brewery of the Year (Wander Brewing), 26 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), four medals at the 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards (Kulshan), and two medals at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (Chuckanut).

Bellingham and Whatcom County are also home to a brewery with a beer shrine (Northfork), a tide-to-table brewery (Atwood Ales), a unique co-licensed winery/brewery (Illuminati), and a Cozy Microbrew Airbnb (Stone’s Throw). For more lodging information click here, 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.

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Aslan Brewing Co. | 360-778-2088
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. | info@aslanbrewing.com
Aslan Depot | 360-392-0123
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. Aslan’s barrel-aged, blended, and unique brews are joined by guest taps of varied craft breweries.
Atwood Ales | 360-399-6239
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. | beer@atwoodales.com
Boundary Bay Brewery/Bistro & Taproom | 360-647-5593
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! | genmgr@bbaybrewery.com
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen | 360-752-3377
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. | info@chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
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. | hopnheadz@outlook.com
Kulshan Brewing Co. | 360-389-5348
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, it’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. | info@kulshanbrewing.com
McKay's TapHouse & Pizzeria | 360-647-3600
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. | mckaystaphouse@gmail.com
Melvin Brew Pub | 360-306-3285
2416 Meridian Street, Bellingham
We are open 11am-11pm, 7 days a week. We’ve got a full menu, happy hours out the wazoo, kung fu, hip-hop and Melvin beer (and some guest taps). | d.powers@melvinbrewing.com
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. | info@stonesthrowbrewco.com
Tap Trail
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 | getstamped@taptrail.com
The North Fork Brewery & Pizzeria | 360-599-2337
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. | info@northforkbrewery.com
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 — 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. | hello@twinsistersbrewing.com
Wander Brewing | 360-647-6152
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. | Dradil@whatcombeerwine.com

Illuminati Brewing Company
3950 Hammer Dr., Bellingham
360-220-7072
 
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Locavores who love their spirits find plenty to rave about in Washington’s far northwest corner. The region’s natural beauty and community-focused population has inspired a range of talented winemakers and brew masters here. Bellingham and Whatcom County are now home to 8 boutique wineries, 3 popular brewpubs, 2 urban tasting rooms and a mead winery. These are ideal destinations for visitors who love to taste the local experience. Transportation to wineries for weekend tours is also available from area hotels.Whatcom County wines range from traditional varieties featuring Yakima Valley grapes to very unique blends and ingredients, including locally-grown raspberries and hazelnuts. The wineries are open year-round for tastings and tours. Bellingham’s brewpubs range from the nation’s largest to one of the smallest, each with their own unique twist. The beer selections are constantly changing and evolving, so a sampler tray is a great place to start.

Locavores who love their spirits find plenty to rave about in Washington’s far northwest corner. The region’s natural beauty and community-focused population has inspired a range of talented winemakers and brew masters here. Bellingham and Whatcom County are now home to 8 boutique wineries, 3 popular brewpubs, 2 urban tasting rooms and a mead winery. These are ideal destinations for visitors who love to taste the local experience. Transportation to wineries for weekend tours is also available from area hotels.

Whatcom County wines range from traditional varieties featuring Yakima Valley grapes to very unique blends and ingredients, including locally-grown raspberries and hazelnuts. The wineries are open year-round for tastings and tours. Bellingham’s brewpubs range from the nation’s largest to one of the smallest, each with their own unique twist. The beer selections are constantly changing and evolving, so a sampler tray is a great place to start.

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