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The BTT Passport

Get Stamped!

Arguably the best part of the Bellingham Tap Trail, the BTT Passport is your, umm…. passport to awesomeness. Carry it wherever you go and make sure to get a stamp at each of the locations shown. Once it’s full, you can trade it in for some pretty cool stuff. That being said, some say “the journey is the destination” and we couldn’t agree more. The fun you’ll have checking out each of the locations is a big reward in itself.

Remember to decorate your map before giving it to the tourism board. We love seeing artwork from our trail hikers!

 

How does it work?

Collect a Passport from any of the BTT Locations shown below.

Each printed map includes a blank passport ready for you to fill in the stamps.  Grab one of these and get moving! You can also find maps at the tourism centers, most hotels, and various other places downtown.

Collect Stamps

Order a pint at one of the locations on the map and have your server stamp your passport.  If you’re the designated driver, you get a free stamp!
So far pretty easy, right?

Trade your completed Passport for Tap Trail Swag

Visit any of the locations below to claim a reward for your stamp collection.  You’l have your choice of a variety of Tap Trail Swag including keychains, leather coasters, silipints and T-shirts.

Bellingham Visitor Information Center  
904 Potter Street
Monday-Saturday / 9am-5pm

Downtown Info Center
1306 Commercial Street
Tuesday-Friday / 11am-3pm

NEW!!  The Local Public House
1427 Railroad Avenue
Open Every Day!  Click here for their hours (Typically 11am – Midnight)

****IMPORTANT**** Prize redemption is ONLY available at the locations shown above. We do have Tap Trail shirts for sale a Kulshan Brewery, but those are for purchase only!! Thanks!

Summer 2017 Locations

Breweries:

Aslan Brewery

1330 N. Forest Street
Bellingham, WA
360.778.2088
Website

Boundary Bay Brewery

1107 Railroad Avenue
Bellingham, WA
360.647.5593
Website

Chuckanut Brewery

601 West Holly Street
Bellingham, WA
360.752.3377
Website

Gruff Brewing

104 East Maple Street
Bellingham, WA
360.734.0115
Website

Kulshan Brewing (James)

2238 James Street
Bellingham, WA
360.389.5348
Website

Kulshan Brewing K2 (Kentucky)

1538 Kentucky Street
Bellingham, WA
360.389.5348
Website

Menace Brewing

2529 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA
360.306.3457
Website

Structures Brewing

1420 North State St.
Bellingham, WA
Website

Stones Throw Brewery

1009 Larrabee Ave.
Bellingham, WA
360.362.5058
Website

Wander Brewing

Read our article about Wander
1807 Dean Avenue
Bellingham, WA
360.647.6152
Website

North Fork Brewery

Read our article about North Fork
6186 Mt Baker Hwy,
Deming, WA 98244
(360) 599-2337
Website

Tap Houses:

The Archer Ale House

1212 10th Street
Bellingham, WA
360.647.7002
Website

Elizabeth Station

1400 West Holly Street
Bellingham, WA
360.733.8982
Website

The Local Public House and Annex

1427 Railroad Avenue
Bellingham, WA
360.306.3731
Website

Maggie’s Pub

2030 Main Street
Ferndale, WA
360.656.6848
Website

McKay’s Taphouse

1118 East Maple Street
Bellingham, WA
360.647.3600
Website

Overflow Taps

106 5th Street
Lynden, WA
360.778.2033
Website

Schweinhaus Biergarten

1330 N. State Street
Bellingham, WA
Website

Uisce [Ish-kah]

1319 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA
Website

 

 

18 comments

  1. ummmm, the tourism center is closed (after we hunted for it, anyway), and your site does not say who the BTT participants or locations are!!! Why don’t you just post a freaking map on your website, already, with the locations marked and named?!?!

    • Scott Pelton

      Hi Norm,

      We’re sorry that you had a difficult time! The maps are found at all the breweries and tap houses throughout Bellingham. Boundary Bay, Wander, Chuckanut, Elizabeth Station, McKay’s Taphouse. We hope you come again and please email us with your thoughts and suggestions as well!

  2. Thank you so much for this site and the great trail map. I can’t wait to turn in my passport…it’s been a really fun adventure. Love seeing the different tap houses – they all have their own unique vibe. Also, THANK YOU for listing the various food truck schedules. I love Bellingham!!!

    • Thank YOU, Susan.
      We’re glad you had fun with the Summer passport and we have great news! We’re distributing the Winter passport this week with a couple of new features that we think you’ll love! Thanks again for taking the time to comment about your experience. Cheers!

      • Heya, I’m one short on the Summer passport, is it all finished now? I’m visiting Bellingham on Oct 1, I should look for the new winter passport? (very happy to return to many of these lovely places!)

        • Tap Trail

          Hi Kim!
          The Summer passport ends on October 1st but we have the Winter maps already placed around town. If you have at least 8 stamps on the Summer map you can still redeem it for our BTT keychain on the 1st!
          Thanks!

  3. Are there dates when the tap trail passport switches from summer to winter?

    • Yep! Our Winter Trail Map and Passport is scheduled to launch the first day of Beer Week every year (Approximately September 10th) and the Summer map hits the streets on March 1st. If you happen to pick up a new Summer Map on February 28th, we still give you a month to fill it up with stamps before it expires. Same goes for the Winter map.

  4. All the BTT maps say the tourism offices’ are open seven days a week 9-5. Even your website says so. We went to the downtown location Sinday and there’s a sign saying “Winter Hours” that its closed Sunday’s but the the main office is open 7 days a week. We trek to the main tourism office and behold it says CLOSED on Sunday. What the hell?!?
    We had fun at the breweries and pubs and getting our stamps but this was not a cool note to end on.

  5. Hello- I am working on the procuring items for the Whatcom County Association of Realtors banquet dinner in January 2016. We are putting together a few experience baskets and there has been interest in seeing if you would be willing to donate possibly 4 passes or any items you might have available for a basket.
    Thanks!!

  6. Hey there

    Vancouver here and I organize brew pub crawls for myself and friends up here all the time. Also did one down in Bellingham where we hit the 5 main ones: Aslans, Chukanut, Wander, Kulshan and Boundary Bay. We also hit up one across from a record store and stumbled upon a beer garden.

    I heard a few new craft brew pubs have opened since last summer. What are they and am I missing any others from my list above?

    • Scott Pelton

      Hi there! Thanks for checking out the Tap Trail. Structures Brewing opened up in November of last year and they are making waves. Check them out here. We’re excited to watch as Stones Throw moves towards opening in the coming months as well. Total breweries open in Bellingham are: Aslan, Boundary, Chuckanut, Kulshan, Structures, Wander, North Fork (up HWY 542) and Menace, which serves its beer out of The Local Pub on Railroad. Gruff Brewing and Subdued Brewing are also making strides towards opening. Make sure to checkout our Passport section for a full list of breweries and tap houses. Our new Passport, which will have Structures on it, will hit on St. Paddy’s Day!

  7. When does the Tap Trail end? Are you out of Mason jars?

    • Scott Pelton

      Hi Britt, we print once every 6 months. The next map comes out the second week of September. The current map will be good until the first of October.

  8. Is Subdued Brewing closes?

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