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This weekend, help these Bellingham breweries help others

I can’t think of an industry that is more charitable or gives back more to its local communities than the brewing industry, and Bellingham...

The Geek, the Snob, and the Know-it-all

When someone tries to insult you by calling you a name, a good defense tactic is just to own the name. When we were...

Getting to know Katie Johnson and the Bellingham Brew Deck

  The first time I met Katie Johnson, I was having a beer at Menace Brewing with friends, one of which she knew, and she...

Illuminati Brewing Announces opening date

  Illuminati Brewing has announced it's open date. All three of their fermenters will be full by today and they might even have a beer on...

Introducing the Tapped In Podcast

  We've decided that the natural evolution of Tap Trail is audio! The written word is covered with this website. The visual world is covered...

Respect to the Man Who Respected Beer

  He has been called “the Johnny Appleseed of the craft brewing movement”. He more or less single-handedly invented the concept of a beer style....

Interview with the Head Brewer of Bellingham’s Melvin Brewing

  Melvin Brewing opened up with great fanfare a few months ago. Some may not know this, but Melving Brewing Bellingham (aka Melvingham) isn't actually...

Prost, to the Toast

  I can’t agree with those who advocate never drinking alone. (Or, for that matter, with those who advocate never drinking before noon. Elizabeth Station...

The Uses and Abuses of Style Guidelines

  Pop quiz: what do the words eventful, lonely, and obscene have in common? I’ll give you a hint: they all entered the English language...

Aslan Brewing takes big leap forward in sustainability

  With every decision Aslan Brewing’s owners make, they ask themselves: Does this support our principles? And as you may know, one of their core...