July 22, 2022

Jim Green, Owner
The North Fork Brewery & Pizzeria
(360) 224-2088

The North Fork Brewery Opens New Barrel House in Bellingham’s Sunnyland Neighborhood

After months of planning and paperwork, The North Fork Brewery is happy to announce the opening of their second location. The North Fork Barrel House & Beer Shrine is located in the Sunnyland neighborhood of Bellingham, at the corner of Ohio Street and Grant Street.

The brewery has outgrown its original barrel aging space at their main location in Deming. The new spot will be used for fermenting in wood barrels, both spontaneously and mixed-culture, plus as a bottling facility for specialty beers. Head Brewer, Eric Jorgensen, says he is looking most forward to “not working with full barrels of beer inside of a shipping container” once the program is fully transitioned.

The Barrel House also features a 10-tap tasting room with a custom draft system. Of those, 5 taps will be dedicated to serving their vintage sour beers, and the remaining taps will rotate with ales and lagers brewed at their Deming location. Plus, the coolers will be stocked with North Fork specialty bottles, and cans from Bellingham Cider Company.

Owner, Jim Green is “excited to have a location in Bellingham that’s close to all of our beer friends.” Just like the dining room at their brewery on Mt. Baker Highway, The Barrel House is home to a unique collection of vintage beer bottles and memorabilia. The “bottle walls” display retro-style designs and labels from up and down the West Coast.

Opening day is schedule for Thursday, August 4th 2022. The Barrel House will be open 6 days a week (closed Wednesday) from Noon – 7:00pm and no food service will be available at this time.

For our excellent hand-tossed pizza, visit North Fork Brewery, Pizzeria, and Beer Shrine located at 6186 Mt Baker Highway in Deming. We produce freshly brewed small batch ales, lagers and barrel-aged sours. The restaurant is open seven days a week, and welcomes diners of all ages. Find more information about The North Fork Brewery at:

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