Layne Carter

About Layne Carter

Tap Trail's Assistant Editor, Layne Carter, grew up in Spokane, Washington and Leavenworth, Washington, but has spent the last seven years in Bellingham studying journalism at WWU. When she’s not beertending around town, you can find her biking, drinking beer or biking to a number of local breweries for a beer.

Introducing Otherlands Beer: Bellingham’s newest gathering place

Driving through Sunnyland on a cold November morning, if you're taking the long way, you'll probably pass Kulshan on James St., Twin Sisters Brewing on Carolina St. When you loop around to pass Homeskillet, if you turn on Humboldt, there's a brand new building that was once upon a time [...]

2019-11-30T10:19:54-08:00

Tap Roundup 11/15

Pint Points Join Aslan on 11/22 (Friday) for a snowboard film premiere from Absinthe Films, called Isle of Snow. The show starts at 9:00 at the brewpub location! Build the stoke for what's to come this winter and check out one of the seasons most epic films. Checkout the newest [...]

2019-11-15T15:06:47-08:00

Tap Roundup 11/8

Pint Points Join Stemma Brewing for a Whatcom Creek restoration party on November 17 from 10 am to 1 pm! Space is limited to 20 volunteers and there will be celebratory beers from 1-4 at Stemma after as well as an awesome raffle. Thanks for doing your part for the environment, [...]

2019-11-08T12:00:55-08:00

Tap Roundup 11/1

Pint Points Boundary Bay has another installment of their Year of Murray series coming up, and are showing Life Aquatic in the Mountain Room on 11/8! If you love Bill Murray like they do, you won't want to miss out. Starts at 8:30 pm and is 21+ Tonight! Menace hosts [...]

2019-11-01T13:13:07-07:00

Tap Roundup 10/11

Pint Points Aslan is hosting their Oktoberfest at the Depot location this Saturday at 1 pm! Don't miss out on beers from some of your German favorites. There will be real steins available at the door, too. Prost! Boundary Bay hosts Pumpkin Fest this Sunday in the Mountain Room! They'll have [...]

2019-10-11T14:06:29-07:00

Two Bellingham Breweries bring home medals at 2019 Great American Beer Festival

It's officially award season in the craft beer industry– a season where industry folks and craft beer fans alike root for their favorite breweries and beers. As always, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, CO, kicked off the award season as one of the United States' largest beer [...]

2019-10-07T20:11:55-07:00

Terramar Brewstillery: A new beer destination worth the drive

You’ve definitely passed it if you’ve ever taken I-5 North to Bellingham, or maybe you’ve visited when you want to eat a world class breakfast at Tweets Cafe. Either way, Edison, Washington has several hidden gems, especially for a town its size. Two things that were missing, according to residents; [...]

2019-09-30T18:06:35-07:00

Tap Roundup 9/27

Pint Points Thousand Acre Cider House has a weekend long cider release of Schilling's chai spice infused cider (Chaider) both on draft and served mulled! It's super delicious and the perfect fall treat, so make sure you stop in for happy hour tonight, or just-because sometime this weekend. Tomorrow! Join Aslan [...]

2019-09-27T13:52:34-07:00

Tap Roundup 9/20

  Pint Points Join Overflow Taps for one of their greatest parties of the year– Soktoberfest! At 3 pm in their Barkley Village location, they'll be hosting a wide variety of German Oktoberfest inspired beers, games like stein hoisting, corn hole, ring toss and a costume contest. This events help collect [...]

2019-09-20T13:18:53-07:00

Tap Roundup 9/13

Pint Points Don't miss Chuckanut's Oktoberfest tomorrow! Who better to celebrate Festbier season with than the creators of some of the world's finest lagers? The event is from 1-10 pm and throughout the afternoon/evening, there are contests like yodeling, stein holding and Hamerschlagen. Mark your calendars for another Oktoberfest at GRUFF [...]

2019-09-13T15:08:15-07:00

Tap Roundup 8/23

Pint Points Join the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition this Saturday at the Aslan Depot to support their Galbraith Mountain parking lot project. The new parking lot will increase accessibility & safety for cyclists, so drink a beer for a good cause and support your local mountain bikers. Also, mark your calendars [...]

2019-08-23T11:40:45-07:00

Tap Roundup 8/16

Pint Points Chuckanut hosts their Oktoberfest in less than a month! They know a thing about German beer so you may want to mark your calendars for September 14th... If you're a lady in the craft beer industry, Pink Boots Society Bellingham is hosting their first educational event as an [...]

2019-08-16T10:26:37-07:00

Tap Roundup 8/9

Pint Points Welcome to Bellingham, Thousand Acre Cider House! Check out our latest article breaking down this rad, educational, community-focused, local business. Beer-lovers, get ready to also be cider-lovers. For those of you that already drink cider, you have a new playground! You can now find Herb's Cider Special Reserve [...]

2019-08-09T11:53:01-07:00

Tap Roundup 8/2

Pint Points Cider lovers, Thousand Acre Cider House is on the way! Keep your ears and eyes open for a new cider option downtown. We can't wait to see what it's like! Aslan is getting closer to opening it's doors to Aslan Seattle in Fremont at the end of September! [...]

2019-08-02T14:52:58-07:00

Tap Roundup 7/25

Pint Points Mark your calendars for August 4th as Boundary Bay and Gruff come together for Adult Swim: Neighborhood Summer Block Party! There will be beer-a-flowin' and water balloons a-flyin. Make sure you check it out! Tonight! Gruff is featuring some special food for y'all, check out Krewe Catering and satisfy [...]

2019-07-26T09:04:47-07:00

Melvin Brewing Bellingham gains new local ownership and name change

The deal closed last week, and just like that Melvin Brewing Bellingham was put into new hands. Gary Pickering took over the brewery and restaurant at 2416 Meridian St., and within a month, the building will no longer be Melvin Brewing, but an entirely new brand with a new menu [...]

2019-07-19T12:17:16-07:00

Tap Roundup 7/19

Pint Points Boundary Bay and Atwood Ales join local firefighters in a collaboration beer made to raise money for Operation Warm, giving local elementary school children new coats for the winter. This Saturday, 7/20, you can help contribute by attending their fundraising event at Boundary Bay starting at 6 pm. [...]

2019-07-19T13:01:30-07:00

Tap Roundup 7/12

Pint Points Join Atwood Ales, Boundary Bay and local firefighters for the Operation Warm  fundraiser on July 20th at Boundary Bay. Each year, Atwood, Boundary and local firefighters team up to make a special beer raising funds to buy coats for underprivileged kids in Whatcom County. This year, they've made [...]

2019-07-12T16:22:48-07:00

Tap Roundup 7/5

Pint Points Join Boundary Bay on Sunday, July 7 for a World Cup viewing party! Kickoff starts at 8 am, don't miss it. Lost Giants Cider has a special infusion for you cider lovers this week, enjoy a blueberry ginger infused cider for a limited time! Cheers. Happy Independence Day [...]

2019-07-05T11:16:21-07:00

Tap Roundup 6/28

Pint Points Bellingham Cider Company is doing the 4th of July in style this year! If you want a table with a special menu, amazing few of the fireworks, and even better cider, make sure you call and make your reservation today. Welcome to Bellingham, Stemma Brewing! Their grand opening is [...]

2019-06-28T12:31:16-07:00

Tap Roundup 6/14

Pint Points Join Boundary Bay this afternoon/evening for their Citra Vibes Summer Beer Release Party! There will be kiddie pools, sprayers, beach balls & of course, Citra Weisse on draft. This is the perfect event for this muggy and hot weather we've had all week! Happy 1st Birthday to Lost Giants [...]

2019-06-14T20:31:43-07:00

Tap Roundup 6/7

Pint Points Save the date for Lost Giants Cider's 1st birthday! There will be special ciders, games, raffles, food trucks and music in celebration of their first rotation around the sun. It's all on June 15th from 12-9 pm! On Friday, June 21, Aslan Depot hosts a Bright Night Market, featuring [...]

2019-06-07T15:00:51-07:00

Bellingham breweries represent in 2019 North American Beer Awards

In the end of May, the North American Brewers Association holds their International Beer Awards Excellence in Brewing competition in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Qualified judges taste thousands of beers, ciders, meads and sodas. This year, Bellingham breweries took home a few medals of their own. Here's the Bellingham brews that [...]

2019-06-05T11:19:32-07:00

Menace’s local legacy lives on through new ownership

Bellingham breweries come in many forms, whether it be a full restaurant with a high level of production and distribution, or a small taproom with outdoor seating and a view. There's a beer out there for everyone, each brewery offering our little beer-centric town something very different. Over the last [...]

2019-05-30T14:16:04-07:00

Tap Roundup 5/31

Pint Points Happy 5th Birthday to Aslan Brewing! Thank you for making some delicious beer over the years and being an overall great contribution to our community. Make sure you don't miss their celebration this weekend this Saturday, June 1 from noon to midnight. There will be five beer releases, live [...]

2019-05-31T17:02:34-07:00

Tap Roundup 5/24

Pint Points Atwood Ales will begin hosting brewery tours the first Saturday of each month throughout the summer starting June 1st! Head to their website to sign up for a day at their beautiful farm. Mark your calendars for Movie Mondays at Aslan Depot! Once a month the Depot will show [...]

2019-05-25T00:10:35-07:00

Building a Brewery: Stemma Brewing to open within a month

We've been following Stemma Brewing for just under a year as they make their dreams of a family-owned and operated local brewery come true. As they've passed milestones like finally finding a location, ending the long wait for their licensing to go through in the midst of a government shutdown & [...]

2019-05-24T18:36:26-07:00

Bellingham breweries are investing in Green Power

Walking from Dean Avenue into Wander Brewing, you likely notice the food truck out front, the high warehouse ceilings and the shiny, well-maintained brewing equipment that serves as a background for dozens of cheers’ a day. While on a stroll downtown, your attention may be caught by what Boundary Bay [...]

2019-05-21T13:00:34-07:00

Tap Roundup 5/17

Pint Points Mark your calendars now, June is a big month of anniversary's for your favorite places for a pint. Aslan celebrates 5 years on June 1, Goods Local Brews is hosting their first anniversary party on June 1, and Lost Giants Cider turns 1 on June 15th. Congratulations to [...]

2019-05-17T14:24:27-07:00

Tap Roundup 5/10

Pint Points Some of your favorite Bellingham breweries are participating in Seattle Beer Week! Aslan made the official SBW19 beer, the Washington Gold Pils. Aslan and Chuckanut are also part of Pilsner Fest at AltStadt in Seattle this Sunday at 3 pm. Pilsners from both breweries as well as Reuben's [...]

2019-05-10T11:56:59-07:00

Tap Roundup 5/3

Pint Points Join Bellingham Cider Company tonight as they provide appetizers and drinks for Art For Housing, an event benefitting Lydia Place at the Sylvia Center from 5:30 to 9 pm. Festivities include a live theatre performance and silent auction. Cheers! Lost Giants has a Habanero Infused Pineapple Cider for your [...]

2019-05-03T14:05:16-07:00

Tap Roundup 4/26

Pint Points Thanks to beer drinkers like you, Bellingham Beer Week has been a success! With one more day left, don't miss out on April Brews Day, Bellingham's biggest beer event. Join over 60 craft breweries from the Pacific Northwest for a day of beer, live music, food trucks and fun. [...]

2019-04-26T20:47:28-07:00

Tap Roundup 4/18

Pint Points Bellingham Beer Week is upon us! Check out our latest article outlining some of the key events to make sure you don't miss in the next eight days. Join Herb's Cider and the NW Straits Foundation for an Earth Day focused pint night at 5:30 pm! In honor, they'll [...]

2019-04-19T12:31:58-07:00

Tap Roundup 4/12

Pint Points April 19-27th is Bellingham Beer Week! This is our favorite week of the year! You can find details on the Tap Trail website and keep your eyes out for a Beer Week Event Roundup next week. Your favorite local spots to grab a pint have a lot of special [...]

2019-04-12T12:32:47-07:00

Tap Roundup 4/5

Pint Points Bellingham Beer Week is coming up, April 19-27! Keep your eyes out for a special Beer Week Event Roundup in the next few days so you can start marking your calendars with what events you'd like to make sure you don't miss that week! One of the first events [...]

2019-04-05T13:30:02-07:00

Tap Roundup 3/29

Pint Points Join Aslan and Kulshan for the release of Mountain Lion IPA on April 5th at the Aslan Depot. This is Aslan's first collaboration with a brewery in Bellingham proper, exciting stuff! There will be two packaged options available, don't miss it! Stones Throw hosts their 3 year anniversary block [...]

2019-03-29T13:06:20-07:00

Building a Brewery: Stemma makes strides towards opening

For the last six months, we've been checking in on Jason and Kim Harper, owners of what has become Bellingham's newest brewery, Stemma Brewing Co. Since our first story, the amount of progress made, obstacles overcome and work that the Harper family have put into this project are hard to ignore. [...]

2019-03-27T13:53:21-07:00

Tap Roundup 3/22

Pint Points Stones Throw is looking for volunteers for their third anniversary block party coming up on March 30! These are always so much fun, so if you're interested in volunteering, check out their Instagram for details! We are officially less than a month away from Bellingham Beer Week! It's the [...]

2019-03-22T14:24:36-07:00

Tap Roundup 3/15

Pint Points Happy 7 years to Elizabeth Station! We have loved watching the Station evolve into the Pacific Northwest's premiere bottle shop. Today they'll be celebrating by having a draft list packed with staff favorites, special anniversary beers made by Wander, Aslan, Dirty Couch Brewing and Atwood Ales, cake, shirts, glassware [...]

2019-03-15T14:05:46-07:00