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

Tap Roundup 7/20

Pint Points On Saturday, July 21 from 7 pm to 11 pm, visit Boundary Bay to try the collaboration pineapple saison, which benefits Operation Warm, a national fundraiser to buy jackets for children in need, presented by IAFF 106 Bellingham/ Whatcom County Firefighters. Aslan is now canning their Coastal Pils! This [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:04-07:00

Off-Trail Gems

  We truly live amidst an embarrassment of zymurgical riches, with over 20 imbibing locations listed on the Tap Trail map. But maps can never include everything, and while the locations listed on the Tap Trail map are certainly the brightest stars of the Bellingham beer universe, there are plenty of [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:04-07:00

Tap Roundup 7/13

Pint Points Celebrate Pride weekend this Saturday at the Aslan Depot with Aslan and Fremont Brewing! Featuring the Aslan Ally Ale and the Fremont Pride Kolsch, a portion of the nights proceeds benefit different LGBTQ+ organizations. Lost Giants is officially available in cans, look for the Semi Sweet and Dry ciders [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:04-07:00

Tap Roundup 7/6

Pint Points Monday nights are Industry Night at the Aslan Depot! Come in with proof of employment in the service industry and get $1 off your beer or $10 off wine bottles. The week of July 13-July 22, Chuckanut celebrates their 10 year anniversary. With events happening every night including specialty [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:05-07:00

Tap Roundup 6/29

Pint Points Keep up with Gruff Brewing Co.'s special World Cup viewing schedule with adjusted morning hours for early games and a Sunday brunch spectacular. Check out their Instagram for details. Beer Prom 2018 is TOMORROW (Saturday, 6/30)!!!! Check out all the collaborations brewed specifically for this event benefitting Lydia Place. [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:05-07:00

Brewers by the Bay: Bellingham’s returning summer favorite

Beer drinkers in Bellingham travel far and wide for beer festivals throughout spring and summer. Lucky for us and our constantly expanding beer market, we don't have to wait a whole year to drink beer with our friends in Bellingham's own Depot Market Square. In fact, a month from today, you [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:05-07:00

Tap Roundup 6/22

Pint Points Bellingham cleaned up at the Washington Beer Awards this weekend! We are so lucky to be surrounded by such incredible breweries in this town. Wander won large brewery of the year! As well as Gold for Champagne Toast, Correspondent and WanderAle, Silver for Wild Warehouse, and Bronze for Doglost [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:05-07:00

Tap Roundup 6/15

Pint Points Don't miss the Atwood & North Fork Sandwich event tonight at Elizabeth Station! From 5-9 pm, taste the two collaborative brews they made with some unexpected ingredients. We expect nothing less than totally weird and totally awesome from these two brewers. You can now find Kid Sister food truck at [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:05-07:00

Welcoming Twin Sisters Brewing to Bellingham

For the last few months, the Sunnyland neighborhood has been home to a construction zone. Many might drive by and wonder what could be opening in their family-oriented neighborhood, and the answer is a little something for everyone. With an opening later this summer, Twin Sisters Brewing Company will check all [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:05-07:00

‘Beer Hiking Pacific Northwest’ celebrates regional hikes and breweries

It’s hard to believe, but when Rachel Wood and Brandon Fralic came up with the idea to write a guidebook on hiking and beer just five years ago, Bellingham – as well as the entire state of Washington – only had half as many breweries as it does today. Incredulously, hiking [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:06-07:00

Tap Roundup 6/8

Pint Points Elizabeth Station is hosting a release event for 3-Way IPA tonight (Friday, 6/8), a collaboration between Hood River's Fort George Brewing, Seatttle's Holy Mountain Brewing, and San Diego's Modern Times. This highly anticipated annual release will be available in cans and on draft. On Tuesday, June 12, Kulshan is [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:06-07:00

Tap Roundup 6/1

Pint Points Remember to check out Aslan's 4th Anniversary on Saturday, June 2! Two new can releases, the Ally Ale benefitting Northwest Youth Services, as well as Alligator Suitcase Double IPA. With musical performances and a visit from the Bellingham Circus Guild, helping Aslan ring in 4 years will be an [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:06-07:00

Goods Local Brews sees success as neighborhood, family-friendly spot

What has been noticed by many Bellingham residents as a small, colorful, local produce stand in the Fountain neighborhood has now made the most of their space on Northwest Avenue. Expanded toward the street and newly renovated on the inside, Goods Local Brews has seen success in recent weeks after serving [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:06-07:00

Tap Roundup 5/25

Pint Points Ski to Sea is proving to be a beer-heavy event! Join Bellingham breweries for block parties and commemorative beers. TONIGHT (Friday 5/25) is Boundary Bay's Ski to Sea Block party! TOMORROW (Saturday 5/26) join Stones Throw for their block party! Live music, good beer, better company at both locations. [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:06-07:00

Tap Roundup 5/18

Pint Points Join Aslan Brewing Company for their fourth birthday on June 2. Aslan's known for throwing a good party, don't miss music, a double can release and much more at both locations. Speaking of can release, check out Aslan's hilarious video for the new Alligator Suitcase cans coming soon! Boundary [...]

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

Tap Roundup 5/10

Pint Points We heard word of a collaboration between Atwood Ales and Elizabeth Station's staff.... after some time sitting in barrels, we are looking forward to tasting the excellence that will be the collaboration between these two local beer entities! Aslan is releasing Disco Lemonade, a seasonal yet very popular Berliner [...]

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

Herb’s Cider to open tasting room in heart of downtown

Tim Alexander, Owner of Herb's Cider In the last six months, the cider scene in Bellingham has been growing rapidly, resembling the craft beer boom we saw years ago. With the recent success of Bellingham Cider Company, Lost Giants Cider Co. opening in a matter of weeks (joining Bellingham's [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:08-07:00

Tap Roundup 5/4

Pint Points Thank you for an amazing Bellingham Beer Week! We hope you had as much fun as we did. Wander's Anniversary Weekend kicks off today, starting at noon check out some special surprises in cans and on draft. Congratulations to Chuckanut, Boundary and Aslan on winning Gold for the pilsner [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:08-07:00

Tap Roundup 4/27

Pint Points Come celebrate Wander Brewing's 4th Anniversary! Mark your calendars for May 4 and 5. Festivities include live music, multiple food trucks, a fire pit, and special glassware and can releases. Illuminati will host the final event of Bellingham Beer Week on Sunday, April 29. Beer and Bluegrass will round [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:09-07:00

Tap Roundup 4/20

Pint Points Happy Bellingham Beer Week! Aslan releases a new can this Saturday, 4/21 at the Aslan Depot. The Depot will open at 12 noon that day in order to welcome Cosmic Dreams IPA to their can family, just in time for Beer Week! Aslan will also host a beach clean [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:09-07:00

Tap Roundup 4/13

Pint Points Aslan is partnering up with Ciao Thyme to host a 5-course beer dinner, each course being paired with their latest bottle releases. The event is on Friday, April 20 at Ciao Thyme Commons. Structures has some special releases in store, old and new, in celebration of National Saison Day [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:09-07:00

Ferndale’s DownTime Taps to be Washington’s first self-serve taphouse

For over the last year, craft beer lovers in Ferndale have had to make the drive into Bellingham to enjoy a pint. Since Maggie’s Pub closed in early 2017, there hasn’t been a taproom in Ferndale, making it hard for some residents to justify going out, weighing the risk of drinking [...]

2018-04-13T09:22:46-07:00

Tap Roundup 4/6

Pint Points The Boundary Bay Cedar Dust Trail Day is this Sunday, April 8 at 9 am. If beer, food and mountain biking trails sound like a good way to spend your weekend, meet at the South Lake Padden parking lot at 9 am. More details can be found on the [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:09-07:00

Tap Roundup 3/30

Pint Points Tonight! Atwood Ales has a brewers' night at TeKu Tavern in South Lake Union, Seattle area. If you happen to be down south, this is a good chance to see some highlighted local beer from the Tap Trail. On April 21, Aslan will host the Cornhole Championship of the [...]

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

Tap Roundup 3/23

Pint Points The new Tap Trail map is out! Go grab one and start collecting your stamps. There's 23 locations on this map, including Honey Moon and Bellingham Cider Company. Lost Giants Cider Company Keep an eye out for news from us Bellingham's newest cider company, Lost Giants Cider Company. [...]

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

Tap Roundup 3/16

Pint Points The Boundary Bay Irish Red Ale is the official beer of the Bellingham St. Patrick's Day parade this year! Check out the story behind the beer here. Congratulations to Atwood Ales for winning a bronze medal at the New York International Beer Competition for their Triticale Brett Saison! Kulshan [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:11-07:00

Tap Roundup 3/9

Pint Points Monday nights at the Aslan Depot are now Industry Nights! If you are in the service industry, get $1 off beers or $10 off bottles of wine. Enjoy! You can finally pick up Elizabeth Station's collaboration brew with Breakside Brewing out of Portland, In the City of Flowers, at [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:11-07:00

Tap Roundup 3/2

Pint Points Structures Brewing will be pouring at the Annual Farmhouse Beer Festival at Seattle's Masonry on April 7th. They'll be joined by such industry farmhouse luminaries as Tired Hands, Jester King, De Garde, Holy Mountain, Monkish, Heirloom Rustic Ales and many others. Tickets available here. Menace welcomed a brand new [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:12-07:00

Bellingham’s newest Menace: Steve DeMoney

Menace Brewing, part of a Bellingham beer trifecta alongside The Local Public House and its neighboring Annex, has brought delicious and memorable beer to the Fountain neighborhood for officially over a year now. Before their brewery opened its doors, co-owner and brewer Ben Buccarelli made beer and perfected recipes for the [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:12-07:00

Tap Roundup 2/23

Pint Points Washington Beer open house is tomorrow, Saturday Feb. 24. Explore many of Washington's favorite craft breweries including many of Bellingham's, such as Aslan, Atwood, Chuckanut, Illuminati, and Kulshan. Wander released it's "freshest" beer yet today, The Glass is Half Full? IPA. Double Dry Hopped with Mosaic and Amarillo. Expect [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:12-07:00

Tap Roundup 2/16

Pint Points Every Tuesday, you can join Stones Throw at their brewery @ 2 pm for a guided tasting session. This includes 5 tasters and a beer coin for a pint of your choice. Take this opportunity to learn about your favorite local brews from a member of the Stones Throw [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:13-07:00

Beyond “Hoppy”: Describing the Flavor Range of American IPAs

  We tend to think of hops as one of the four essential ingredients in beer. But that just shows how modern we are: although people have been drinking beer for at least 5000 years, hops have only been a crucial part of the recipe since sometime in the 14th or [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:13-07:00

Tap Roundup 2/9

Pint Points Bellingham's newest brewery in the works, Twin Sisters Brewing Company, is doing three preliminary releases, all collaborations with local brewers. They've already started their brew with Aslan, but be on the look out for future beers with Chuckanut and Menace. Bellingham Cider Company opens today @ 5pm! Be sure [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:13-07:00

Beer Scout Cookies

  The most glorious time of year has arrived. That’s right: it’s Girl Scout Cookie season. (Just in time for Lent! I think this year I’ll give up NOT gorging myself on Girl Scout Cookies.) It’s personal for me this year, because my very own six-year-old is peddling them. Her cuteness [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:13-07:00

Tap Roundup 2/2

Pint Points Boundary Bay added the Scotch Ale to their can family. Aslan had their soft opening of the Aslan Barrel House on State Street, on Wednesday night. One step closer to the official opening! GRUFF is hosting the Bellingham Handmade Artwork downtown tonight, Friday, February 2, and will have a [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:14-07:00

Tap Roundup 1/26

Pint Points Menace Brewing celebrates their first anniversary on January 31!!! Happy Birthday! Congratulations! $3 Celebration Pints!!!!! Kulshan has their original logo pints on sale for $1 while supplies last, and all profits go to the Opportunity Council. Drink your beers in style at home, out of snifters, schooners, pilsners and [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:14-07:00

Tap Roundup 1/19

Pint Points Boundary Bay has partnered with Taylor Shellfish for a beer and shellfish pairing on Saturday, January 27. For $35, you can get unlimited clams, oysters by the half shell, and the perfect Boundary Bay beers to go with them. Rumors have it that the former Green Frog will reopen, [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:14-07:00
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