Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing opened the doors to its first brewpub on Saturday, June 3 in the heart of Bellingham, WA. 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 damn, sought after IPAs they can get their hands on, bar and dining menu created by local favorite, Chef Drew Trepanier.
Melvin features a modern rustic design with nods to their Kung Fu beginnings. Specific design elements include 5,000 square foot open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows looking out upon the streetscape, 160 seats broken out by 13 high tops, 20 bar stool seats, and a mix of tables and booths with bench seating made for sharing. The second floor center of the space is home to the mash tun and kettle. The 7-barrel brewing system is alongside the kitchen for all to see brewing in the process. The walls are adorned with original Melvin artwork showcasing event posters and labels.
They will offer a selection of 20 handcrafted beers on tap ranging from $4-$9 each, featuring Melvin classics such as 2×4, Hubert, Melvin IPA, Killer Bees, and the Rotational IIPA series (RIIPA) — Asterisk, Citradamus, Drunken Master and Lambda Lambda Lambda.
Melvin Brewing was founded in 2009 by Jeremy Tofte and Kirk McHale to fulfill their need to drink the biggest, most exciting West-Coast Style IPAs in Jackson, WY. It now has more than 40 amazing beer recipes to its name, expanding its portfolio of hoppy beers and other styles, with brands or beer styles such as ChChCh-Cherry Bomb (Fruit Beer), Killer Bees (Honey Ale), Coffee Ruckus (Coffee Imperial Stout), Wu’Wit (Belgian Wit), Hey Zeus! (Mexican Lager). Wines and Prosecco by the glass and bottle highlighting unique varietals from California, Oregon, and Washington. Glasses start at $6 and bottles start at $24. In addition, the summer favorite, an Aperol Spritz is available for $9.
American brewpub fare is offered with Pacific Northwest inspiration and featured highlights from Melvin’s original brewery and restaurant, Thai Me Up in Jackson Hole, WY. Highlights include the Melvin Burger–Beef, Bacon, Egg, Shisito Pepper and Chili Mayo and TMU Wings–Crispy Wings with Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce.
Nightly specials include:
Monday, Calamari, $6
Tuesday, Ramen, $10
Wednesday, Fish & Chips, $11
Thursday, Mussels & Melvin, $15
Happy Hour is every day from 4-6 p.m. (all seating) and 10-11 p.m. (bar only) with daily food and beer specials.
Select Pints $2
Select tulips $5
Garlic Fries $2
Pickle Chips $5
Tortilla Soup $4
Melvin Drunken burger $13
Tofu Po Boy $10
Kids menu includes fan favorites such as Goldfish mac & cheese, mini Flat Iron Steak and Grilled Cheese.