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BE(er) IN BELLINGHAM

Locavores who love their beer find plenty to rave about in Washington’s far northwest corner. The region’s natural beauty and the community-focused population has inspired a range of talented craft brewmasters here. Bellingham and Whatcom County are now home to 14 popular craft breweries. These include the Largest Individual Brewpub in the US (Boundary Bay), the WA State Large Brewery of the Year (Chuckanut), two Great American Beer Festival Breweries of the Year (Chuckanut and Melvin), three Great American Beer Festival gold medal winners (Chuckanut, Wander and Melvin), best American-style Lager in Washington State (Kulshan), a 100% organic brewery (Aslan), a brewery/airbnb (Stone’s Throw), a brewery with a wedding chapel (Northfork), a sea-to-farm-to-table brewery (Atwood Ales), and a unique co-licensed winery/brewery (Illuminati).

Fun beer-related activities in Bellingham also include Bellingham Tap Trail, Bellingham Beer Week, April Brews Day, summer beer cruises on Bellingham Bay, and a Peddle Party bike/bus for groups. Many hotels also feature special beer packages.

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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
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
Bellingham Tap Trail | 360-303-1430
3015 Peabody Street, Bellingham
Bellingham Tap Trail is the way to locate Bellingham’s many breweries, pubs, and beer events. Not only a map and website for those visiting Bellingham seeking our world class beer, but eventually tours by bike and van. | scott@bellinghamtaptrail.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
The highly anticipated brewpub is open daily from 4 to 11 p.m. It features 20 taps including a rotating guest tap with the best IPAs they can get their hands on, bar and dining menu created by local favorite, Chef Drew Trepanier. | 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
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
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.

 

 
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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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