Support the Fairhaven Park Trail and Wetland Boardwalk project at the “Behind the Bus” pop-up beer garden July 21 – 23, hosted by Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw Brewery, and Outbound. The event takes place in the newly renovated garden of Fairhaven Fish and Chips at the corner of 11th and Harris in Bellingham’s Fairhaven Historic District from 3 – 9 p.m., Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23 in conjunction with the Fairhaven Steampunk Festival on Saturday, July 22.
The community and out of town visitors are invited to enjoy this public space, check out the store, enjoy a fresh pint of beer. Beyond the “Behind the Bus” event, Stones Throw will also donate $1 per pint of Fairhaven Park TrAle consumed in their quaint neighborhood brewery.
The event is primarily a fundraiser for Recreation Northwest’s Stewardship Project, and also serves as a means to invigorate an area of Fairhaven. “We are excited to transform this underutilized space into an outdoor gathering spot next to our store while raising money for this critical neighborhood project,” said Jenna Wadkins, owner of Outbound. Outbound is an outdoor lifestyle store strongly rooted in brands that call the west coast home.
Stones Throw Brewery will be releasing their seasonal Fairhaven Park TrAle that is brewed in support the project. “The recipe is an American Pale style that is light in body and alcohol, created to refresh trail workers after few hard hours of digging and sweating,” said owner and head brewer, Tony Luciano. “The distinct auburn color not only brings a warm smile but also enhances the crisp character of Cascade and Simco hops.”
Also on tap at Stones Throw will be their Neighborhood IPA and award-winning Raincountry Liquid Sunshine Lager. “We are stoked to continue to work with Recreation Northwest to help provide better access to the trails in Fairhaven Park and improve this gateway to the Chuckanut Mountains,” said Luciano.
Additionally on Sunday at 11:00 a.m., Recreation Northwest will be hosting another free tour of Fairhaven Park in their Trail Talk series. Meet at the trailhead in Fairhaven Park for a slow paced, information rich walk through the trails that wind through the forest.
More details at www.RecreationNorthwest.org.