About Brian Seales

Creative Director for the Bellingham Tap Trail, it's no surprise that Brian loves beer. Want to grab a pint or talk about the map? Shoot him a message at brian@taptrail.com

Brewers by the Bay: Beer for a Safer Bloedel Donovan

Each year, Bellingham Bay Rotary Club focuses on many philanthropic efforts. For the last 13 years, Brewers by the Bay, which began as a very small beer festival, has grown into one of Bellingham's favorite summer events and become one of Rotary's most lucrative fundraisers for the year. Breweries from Washington, [...]

2019-03-15T10:56:58-07:00

Tap Roundup 3/8

Pint Points Get on over to Stones Throw today to try the Pink Boots Society collaboration brew in honor of International Women's Day! Starting on Thursday, March 14, Aslan Depot will host The Buzzed Spelling Bee (on the second Thursday of every month). It's exactly what it sounds like, have some [...]

2019-03-11T12:08:49-07:00

Tap Roundup 3/1

Pint Points As we enter March, mark your calendars for the Atwood Ales beer pairing dinner at The Vault in Blaine, WA. This 5 course, 5 beer event is on March 31 from 5-8 PM. Tickets are $55 and reservations are required. Don't miss the Depot Comedy Club this Sunday at [...]

2019-03-01T12:51:26-08:00

Tap Roundup 2/23

Pint Points Congrats to Aslan for having the honor of brewing the 2019 Seattle Beer Week official beer! That's so rad, we might just have to drive to Seattle to try it. Mark your calendars for March 3 for a fun night celebrating the 12th season of the Bellingham Roller Betties [...]

2019-02-22T11:04:57-08:00

Tap Roundup 2/8

Pint Points Join Aslan and Rainier for the release of King of the Mountain Pilsner, a collaboration made for the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom, Sunday, February 10 at Graham's Restaurant. These cans look epic, fitting for such an epic partnership. 5% of all sales of this beer go to Protect [...]

2019-02-08T13:41:00-08:00

Tap Roundup 2/1

Pint Points Boundary Bay has your Super Bowl Sunday needs covered with their famous, rich and perfectly cheesy pans of mac n' cheese for $35. Get it delivered to your door or pick it up! You may as well throw a couple six packs in there too. It'll be like your [...]

2019-02-01T12:17:58-08:00

Tap Roundup 1/25

Pint Points This Saturday, January 26, the Aslan Depot turns 1! And they're throwing a heck of a party for it. There will be a bottle pour station where they'll feature bottles from deep within their cellar, vertical tastings and even a new release. Doors open at 12 pm, Ovn Wood [...]

2019-01-26T13:47:39-08:00

Tap Roundup 1/17

Pint Points Next Thursday, January 24th, @ciaothyme and Aslan are teaming up to host an extra special beer dinner event in the @ciaothymecommons. The dinner will feature select beers from Aslan's barrel program to pair with a 5-course winter dinner. Additionally, Head Brewer Frank Trosset will discuss the beer pairings and [...]

2019-01-18T15:29:30-08:00

Tap Roundup 1/11

Pint Points Aslan is expanding into Seattle this summer! Read more about the opening of their Fremont taproom, here. The Aslan Depot is now open on Saturdays and Sundays at noon, instead of 3 p.m. That's three more hours of delicious barrel projects we can get behind. This week from Lost [...]

2019-01-11T14:33:17-08:00

Tap Roundup 1/4

Pint Points Every Monday at 6:30 pm through the month of February, you can join Bellingham yogi Lacy Kemp for free vinyasa yoga in the Roosevelt brewery! Heat lamps provided by Heating Green, you must be 21+ to attend. Keep your eyes out around town for the Resilience IPA from Sierra [...]

2019-01-04T14:22:17-08:00

Tap Roundup 12/28

Pint Points Need plans for New Years Eve? Lucky for you, Bellingham Tap Trail pitstops are throwing parties and dinners throughout town. Check out their Instagram's for more details on each event. Aslan Depot Boundary Bay Stones Throw Brewery Illuminati Brewing Company Bellingham Cider Company GRUFF Brewing Co. Twin Sisters Brewing [...]

2018-12-28T18:02:13-08:00

Tap Roundup 12/21

Pint Points Mark your calendars now for the just-announced Aslan 2018 Barrel Project Retrospective! Different events will be hosted in different cities, like Seattle, Portland and two separate Bellingham events on 1/24 and 1/26. For more details on how to taste your way through 2018 with Aslan, check out their website. [...]

2018-12-21T12:37:51-08:00

Tap Roundup 12/14

Pint Points Tomorrow (12/14), Aslan Depot will host a Holiday Bazaar featuring local artisans from 2-8 pm. This is the perfect opportunity to find Christmas gifts made locally, and tasty treats to bring to Christmas dinner. Don't miss it! Tonight! At 6:30 pm you can meet the man behind the production [...]

2018-12-14T18:08:37-08:00

Tap Roundup 12/7

Pint Points Stemma Brewing, Bellingham's newest brewery, will have their first pieces of merchandise available for pre-order starting tonight! T-shirts, hoodies and more will debut their logo, a big step for a new brewery! Two words: Beer. Snowcones. That's right! Boundary Bay is putting two of the best things together for [...]

2018-12-07T15:24:26-08:00

Tap Roundup 11/30

Pint Points Boundary Bay is providing an awesome holiday gift option by being part of the Bus Club! Perks include getting a personalized mug to use in house, getting a monthly special beer delivery right to your door, and free delivery on any other Boundary Bay deliveries you get. Check out [...]

2018-11-30T12:06:37-08:00

Tap Roundup 11/23

Pint Points Aslan hosts their Best Beard in Bellingham competition on November 28th! If you've been participating in No Shave November or just have a killer beard all year round, you can pre-register here. GRUFF hosts a special holiday pop up market today with local vendors from 12-5, so get a [...]

2018-11-23T14:56:17-08:00

Tap Roundup 11/16

Pint Points Mark your calendars for December 2, when Aslan will host a Holiday Record Bazaar at the Depot location! From 4-8 pm you can shop new and used vinyl records from three different Bellingham record stores. What a cool way to support so many local businesses. The Lost Giants infusion [...]

2018-11-16T20:11:33-08:00

Tap Roundup 11/9

Pint Points Structures re-releases their City of Solace Double IPA today when they open. $20/4 pack and there's a limit of 1 case per human. If you're participating in No Shave November or just have a rockin' beard, mark your calendars for the annual Best Beard in Bellingham contest at Aslan [...]

2018-11-09T12:11:46-08:00

Tap Roundup 11/2

Pint Points This Saturday, Elizabeth Station hosts a Specialty Coffee Beer event from 8 am to 8 pm! Coffee collaborations with Twin Sisters, Menace, Structures, Mirage (Seattle) and North Fork will be available as flight specials or individually. Come see how delicious ES counterpart Primer Coffee pairs with beer! Mark your [...]

2018-11-02T14:05:40-07:00

Tap Roundup 10/26

Pint Points This Saturday, October 27, the Aslan Depot is hosting a Halloween pizza party featuring The Masonry slingin’ pizzas, and live music by Crosseyed Cricket. Costumes are encouraged! Tonight! Boundary Bay opens their haunted fear garden. From 6-9 it’s all ages, and becomes 21+ when the clock strikes 9! There’s [...]

2018-10-26T12:16:24-07:00

Tap Roundup 10/19

  Pint Points Herb's Cider opens today at 2pm! Aslan is working on a new and improved beer garden! Can't wait to check it out. Keep your eyes out for progress on their brewpub location. This Saturday, October 20, Stones Throw hosts one of their legendary block parties in honor [...]

2018-10-19T11:59:28-07:00

Growler’s Keep: Northern Bellingham’s beer gem

We’re all always thinking about where we’re gonna get our next pint, in the beer garden at Twin Sisters, in the Menace taproom or down the street at Elizabeth Station. But having a pint at home has become increasingly popular, luckily Growler’s Keep, located in Bakerview Square Shopping Center, has Bellingham’s [...]

2018-10-18T13:20:58-07:00

Tap Roundup 10/12

Pint Points Reminding you that all of October is the NW Youth Services Survival Drive. Aslan, Boundary Bay, Chuckanut, Kulshan and Wander are all drop off locations for gently-used, quality outdoor gear that will go to helping homeless youth stay warm this winter. Tonight, Friday October 12, GRUFF hosts a skiing/snowboarding [...]

2018-10-18T13:20:58-07:00

Tap Roundup 10/5

Pint Points Bellingham Oktoberfest is this Saturday, October 6 at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemeyer Hall at 6 pm. Catch local cideries and breweries and enjoy all the sausages and pretzels your heart desires. Get tickets here. Reminding you all that for all of October, Aslan, Boundary Bay, Chuckanut, Kulshan and Wander [...]

2018-10-18T13:20:58-07:00

Tap Trail 9/28

Pint Points Tomorrow, Saturday 9/29, Aslan hosts their Fresh Hop Forum at the Depot location. Try fresh hop beers from local and Seattle breweries like Cloudburst, Holy Mountain, Stoup and more, and enjoy live music and food. A portion of proceeds benefits Growing Veterans. Aslan, Boundary Bay, Chuckanut, Kulshan and Wander [...]

2018-10-18T13:20:58-07:00

Building a Brewery: Stemma Brewing to enter Bellingham beer community

*We've mentioned Stemma in other stories and Tap Roundups in their beginning stages, but referred to them as Hoppa Brewing. After some decisions were made and copyright issues were smoothed over, Hoppa recently became Stemma* There's no doubt that Bellingham has shown endless support to breweries new to the local scene. Lucky [...]

2018-10-18T13:20:58-07:00

Tap Roundup 9/21

Pint Points Stones Throw has brewed their community fresh hopped beer, made with hops given to them from friends' and customer's gardens, and will celebrate on October 20 at their Fresh Hop + Fall Harvest Swap block party! Mark your calendars. Registration for Trails to Taps Relay is open! Each leg [...]

2018-10-18T13:20:59-07:00

Tap Roundup 9/14

Pint Points This Sunday, September 16, Elizabeth Station hosts the brand new Bellingham Chapter of the Pink Boots Society, an organization educating women in the craft beer industry and supporting the advancement of their careers in beer. Proceeds from a specialty donated keg during the event, as well as a dollar [...]

2018-10-18T13:20:59-07:00

Tap Roundup 9/7

Pint Points Elizabeth Station is hosting Ecliptic Brewing from Portland and Modern Times from San Diego, tonight for a release of their new collaboration, a pineapple hazy IPA as well as other beers from both brewers on draft. Don't miss it! Stones Throw is having their end of summer block party [...]

2018-10-18T13:20:59-07:00

Tap Roundup 8/31

Pint Points Elizabeth Station and Primer Coffee are hosting a block party on Sunday, September 2 at 3 pm. There will be a bouncy house, sangria stand, and of course enough beer and coffee to go around. Cheers! Atwood Ales needs your help picking hops! Sign up on their website to [...]

2018-10-18T13:20:59-07:00

Tap Roundup 8/24

Pint Points Sunday, August 26 is Bacon and Kegs takes over the Depot Market Square, a beer and bacon festival benefitting Whatcom Center for Early Learning. There will be two sessions available for entry, an all ages session from 11-3 and an over 21 session from 5:30-9 pm. Chili Bravo is [...]

2018-10-18T13:20:59-07:00

Tap Roundup 8/17

Pint Points Join Aslan for their Fresh Hop Forum at the Aslan Depot on September 29. Fresh hop season is upon us, meaning delicious and crisp fall beers will be gracing tap lists around town. Leave it to the Depot to curate a special tap list of the Northwest's best fresh [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:02-07:00

On naming beers

With all the challenges of opening a brewery these days, coming up with names for beers is usually low on a brewer’s priority list. If anything, it may be viewed as one of the “fun” tasks. But it shouldn’t be taken lightly, as it’s an important part of a brewery’s brand. [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:03-07:00
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