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Tap Roundup – 2/10

Our email list is the first to hear about new local brewery openings, breaking news, exclusive email list gear deals & general craft greatness. Infrequent, not annoying, always full of beer. Sign up here. Pint Points Overflow Taps’ 1 Year Anniversary is this Saturday! They have some big announcements to make. Kulshan …

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Boundary Bay cans 600 cases of Cedar Dust IPA

  2017 might be Bellingham’s year of the can. There seems to be one or two new canning releases nearly every week. Wander Brewing, Structures and Kulshan Brewing have made canning a pretty important part of their distribution strategy. Wander just released it’s Shiny Objects Double IPA. Structures’ most recent …

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10 Easy Beer Cocktails [Infographic]

  This may not be the most popular thing among craft beer purists and, well, maybe craft beer lovers period, but beer cocktails are another way people are taking their love of beer. (h/t She Knows).

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Chuckanut’s Doppelbock is fantastic

  Want the TL;DR version?  It’s fantastic.  Get yourself to Chuckanut and drink a glass while you can. Doppelbock Lager is a typically higher alcohol and dark gold to black colored version of traditional German Bock.  Though doppel means “double” in German, Bock ABV usually ranges in the 6-7% range while …

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Tap Roundup – 2/3

Our email list is the first to hear about new local brewery openings, breaking news, exclusive email list gear deals & general craft greatness. Infrequent, not annoying, always full of beer. Sign up here. Pint Points Our next #snapsontap Instagram photo competition has begun. Get to snapping on Instagram and win the awesome …

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RateBeer Best Awards from year 2016 released

RateBeer has just released its last batch of competition results from its annual RateBeer Best Awards for the year 2016. “I’d like to raise a glass to the people who make the beer we drink,” says Joe Tucker, executive director of RateBeer. “These men and women are the artists, engineers, …

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Kulshan Helps Raise Money for End of Life Care

  It feels good when our local breweries do good. And they do so much good. From donating beer to local events to donating money and time, they give so much. Kulshan Brewery is one of those very fine breweries. For the last four years they’ve teamed up with Whatcom …

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Smithsonian fills its brewing historian position

Remember that “dream beer job” posting that went viral on social media a while back? I remember it well because at least a dozen family members and friends of mine sent me the link and told me I’d be “perfect for the job.” While it appeared to be an interesting …

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Tap Roundup – 1/24

Our email list is the first to hear about new local brewery openings, breaking news, exclusive email list gear deals & general craft greatness. Infrequent, not annoying, always full of beer. Sign up here. Pint Points We’ve been talking to people in the know and Overflow Taps, who is celebrating their 1 …

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Chuckanut Brewery Taps Doppelbock

Doppelbock is a beer rarely brewed in America but Chuckanut Brewery has brewed their rendition of this traditional German lager and aged it over 90 days at very cold temperatures. Chuckanut’s new Doppelbock will be tapped at both Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham and the new Chuckanut South Nut …

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Beer Yoga is a thing

  Insert face palm. Craft beer has combined some interesting flavors and tastes over the years. It has inspired many a business and gadgets. A company in Germany, BierYoga, has started that combines two of our generations favorite hipster things: Beer and Yoga. According to its website, the idea is …

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Green Flash Brewing layoffs follow trend

  Green Flash Brewing was one of the fastest growing breweries in California these past few years. They were growing so fast they also acquired Alpine Brewing Company in 2014. Then in late 2016 they followed suit of other west coast breweries and opened a brand new brewery on the east …

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Elizabeth Station’s Top 2017 Hopes and Predictions

  The owner of Elizabeth Station, Patrick McEvoy, one of the region’s premiere bottle shops spent the last few weeks putting together their “Top 2017 Hopes and Predictions”. We wanted to compile them here for you. Tell us what you think! #11: Founders Brewing Co. This prediction is easy. 6pks just …

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Tap Roundup – 1/12

Pint Points Wander Brewing announced its third can release, Shiny Objects Double IPA. It’ll be available on 1/19 Structures Brewing announced the release of its second can, Fuzz. Same as it’s previous Fuzz can. BUT it’s double dry hopped. $14 for 16oz four packs. Available on 1/14 Structures Brewing also …

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Maggie’s Pub in Ferndale is up for sale

  Maggie’s Pub in Ferndale is up for sale. Owner, Maggie Gamel reached out to me and let me know the news. Maggie’s is one of the newest additions to the Tap Trail and added to the growing number of craft beer bars popping up in Bellingham. Since opening, Maggie’s …

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