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Tap Roundup 10/25

Pint Points Congratulations to Aslan Brewing on opening up their Seattle location in Fremont! Make sure you check them out if you find yourself down south. It’s going to be truly rad. Celebrate Halloween with Boundary Bay! They’re closing off their beer garden for the weekend and BAAY! is turning it [...]


How much electricity is needed to produce one beer?

Green power is renewable power. It's power made from resources that are naturally replenishing like sunlight, flowing streams and cool breezes. The PSE Green Power Program is an ideal way customers can match some or all of their electricity usage with green power.  The attached graphic indicates the amount of renewable [...]


Tap Roundup 9/6

Pint Points 122 West Brewing's Grand Opening today through Saturday! Come visit Bellingham's newest brewery and welcome them to the neighborhood Elizabeth Station has a really special event today, starting at 3pm. They'll be tapping a bunch of kegs from the venerable Hill Farmstead! This is a special opportunity! Aslan Barrel [...]


Illuminati Brewing ending two-year run June 15

Tap Trail received the following Press Release from Illuminati Brewing Company. We want to raise our glasses to the brewery for making a run in an ever crowding industry. _______________________________________ Illuminati Brewing Co. of Bellingham will complete a two-year run of creating excellent handcrafted brews and delicious food on its final [...]


Boundary Bay Brewing Co & Wander Brewing, brew Resilience IPA to benefit Camp Fire recovery efforts

Bellingham, Wash. - December 18, 2018 - On Wednesday, December 19, Bellingham breweries Boundary Bay Brewing Co. & Wander Brewing are each releasing Resilience IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s nationwide fundraising brew. Sierra Nevada Brewing Comapny created the recipe for Resilience IPA and invited the craft beer community to brew and [...]


Tap Roundup 8/10

Pint Points Aslan has started a new program. Buy 1 pitcher of Classic Light and they'll get one tree planted. Drink for trees people! Aslan releases it's Blueberry Dojo bottles today @ Aslan Depot. It spent 15 months on blueberries! Twin Sisters Brewing Company and Beer Garden Bellingham's next cidery, Herb's [...]


Tap Roundup 8/3

Pint Points Happy International Beer Day!! Grab your passport and get out there and celebrate. Bellingham's newest hot beer location has officially opened. Bellingham Beer Garden and Twin Sisters Brewing are open. Details here. Bellingham Cider Company has adds brunch to it's menu starting this weekend at 10am Kulshan Brewing started [...]


Twin Sisters Brewing Company and Bellingham Beer Garden Open

Bellingham's beer scene has grown leaps and bounds over these past four years. Each offering it's own unique aesthetic, ambiance and surroundings. It's been a blistering pace of brewery after brewery. Followed by our recent splurge on the missing link of cideries, that round out our city's tap selection. But our [...]


Enjoy Hundred North Restaurant in the hop fields of Atwood Ales

BLAINE, WA, August 10th and 11th — Bellingham fine dining restaurant Hundred North and Belgian style farmhouse brewers Atwood Ales are partnering to bring the Pacific Northwest its own field dinner, in the style of chef Jim Denevan. Field dinners were conceived to bring diners away from restaurants and to integrate [...]


Bacon and Kegs Festival coming to Bellingham in August

Whatcom Center for Early Learning will present the 1st annual Bacon & Kegs Festival at the Depot Market Square on Sunday, August 26. The festival will feature beer and cider from PNW breweries, bacon-inspired foods from local vendors and live music from Baby Cakes, Lost at Last and Lindsay Street. Wondering [...]


Tap Roundup 7/27

Pint Points Twin Sisters Brewing is now open! Open everyday from 5pm to 9pm pouring their first three new beers. Go welcome them to the community! They'll be on this fall's Tap Trail Passport. Bellingham's Brewery onslaught continues! Hoppa Brewing, is finalizing a lease in the Roosevelt neighorhood. We'll share the [...]


Bellingham breweries win four medals at 2018 World Beer Cup

  In case you weren't aware, Bellingham's craft beer community brews some of the best beer in the world. This year's World Beer Cup continued to prove that to everyone. Every two years the World Beer Cup is hosted held at the annual Craft Brewers Conference (CBC.) The Craft Brewers Conference [...]


Twin Sisters Brewing Company, collaborates with three Bellingham breweries to announce “Coming Soon”

  BELLINGHAM, WA, March 28 - Twin Sisters Brewing Company announces their entrance to the Bellingham beer community with the release of three collaboration beers with local Bellingham breweries. Twin Sisters Brewing Company has collaborated with Menace Brewing, Aslan Brewing Company, and Chuckanut Brewery. Join each brewery for a collaboration brewers [...]


Melvin Brewing Bellingham Collaborates with Snowboarder’s Journal on Whit Room Belgian-style White Ale

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Melvin Brewing, independently owned by the best snowboarders in craft beer, has partnered with the nation’s leading snowboard media company in a new way. In collaboration, The Snowboarder’s Journal and the Bellingham Melvin Brewing team have gone into the Whit Room and come out with a new Belgian-style [...]


Atwood Ales Farm Brewery selected as a Good Food Awards Winner

San Francisco, CA & Blaine, WA, January 19th, 2018 – Two members of Atwood Ales Farm Brewery in Blaine, WA were in attendance at the prestigious, 8th annual Good Food Awards, in San Francisco, where the brewery was selected as a Good Food Awards Winner for their rhubarb sour ale, Rhuty. [...]


Brewers Association’s 2017 Craft Beer in Review

  Boulder, CO • December 13, 2017 – Strong brewery growth, increased beer tourism and the launch of the independent craft brewer seal—with more than 2,700 craft brewers signed on—were all part of a watershed year for craft beer in 2017. The Brewers Association (BA) —the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independentAmerican brewers—looks back on [...]


Boundary Bay to host Bootlegger Speakeasy this month

  To mark the release of the 2017 Bootlegger Barrel Series, Boundary Bay is hosting a 1920s themed release party on December 21, from 6 to 9 pm in the Mountain Room. The Bootlegger Speakeasy will feature historical trivia by The Good Time Girls, and Boundary Bay Catering will provide complementary [...]


Melvin Brewing Officially Launching Bellingham-Brewed Brews at First Brews Bash

The whacked out down-to-earth globally local beer brewing circus show known as Melvin Brewing is proud to announce the long awaited Melvin Bellingham taproom has now morphed into an official Brew Pub. And on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Melvin Bellingham First Brews Bash, you can come on by to [...]


Bellingham breweries win gold(s) at 2017 Great American Beer Festival

  The 2017 Great American Beer Festival came to a close yesterday with the award ceremony on Saturday. For all those fanatics that watched it on live stream or followed online, you already know what's coming. For those that didn't Bellingham represented well at this year's event. Chuckanut Brewery pulled in [...]


Bellingham breweries win at Sip Northwest’s 2017 Best of Northwest

  Nearly everyone is at the Great American Beer Festival this week. There are endless beer competitions and Sip Northwest just released their 2017 Best of the Northwest. Between Aslan, Kulshan and Wander Bellingham brought home 8 total awards and "Double Golds" for Kulshan and Aslan. Here's Bellingham's award breakdown and [...]


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 brewing beer yet. Melvin beer is shipped in from their Wyoming brewery and the remaining taps are supplemented by key partner breweries. BUT that's all soon [...]


Tap Roundup – 8/11

Pint Points Washington Collaboration Fest is on August 19th. A handful of Bellingham breweries are brewing up delicious goodness for it. Check the list here. Wander Brewing is releasing Yummy Bits on 8/15, next week, in cans and on draft. Double Dry Hopped IPA, brewed with Citra Hops and Peaches. Aslan [...]


List of Bellingham brewery collaborations for Washington Collaboration Festival

  The Washington Collaboration Festival is coming on August 19th and Bellingham breweries are well represented. Brewers from Aslan, Boundary, Kulshan, Melvin and Wander are teaming up with other Washington breweries to produce some awesome brews. If some of you are wondering, "Yes, Melvin is a Bellingham brewery." David Meadows will [...]


Tap Roundup – 8/4

Pint Points There's another brewery opening up in Bellingham in late 2017 to early 2018. It's in the Sunnyland neighborhood in a very cool location. We're waiting to release full details on request of the owner, but we'll have an interview and more coming soon. Standby! Tap Trail is hiring. Check it [...]


Mid Year Report give mixed results for craft beer

  In Bellingham, craft beer is killing it. It's growing, breweries are flourishing and things are looking up. Across the US though, outside of our secluded and protected waters, craft beer isn't flowing with the same fervor. The Brewer's Association released a midway 2017 report on how craft beer is fairing. [...]


Maggie’s Pub is forced to close doors due to rent increase

Press Release I am saddened to inform you that Maggie’s Pub will be closing its doors next month. Our last day will be Saturday, August 12th. I recently received notice of a substantial increase in our rent. Unfortunately, this left us with two options; either move or close. As many of [...]


Tap Roundup – 7/21

Pint Points Get ready for the Recreation Northwest and Fairhaven Stones Throw Popup bar in Fairhaven today! Schweinhaus is hosting a Ballast Point tap takeover tonight. Seattle's new Floodland Brewing sold out their Bottle Club Signup in under 60min. Read more about them here. There's a new Food Truck coming to the [...]


Boundary Releases Raspberry Radler

  DESCRIPTION Raspberry Radler is inspired by traditional German ingenuity; a concoction of half beer, half sparkling fruit juice with a thirst-quenching reputation. The Oregon raspberry puree complements the tart kettle-soured base beer. This radler is brewed with 100% Skagit Valley Malt and hopped with Aged Styrian Bobek and dry-hopped with [...]


Tap Roundup – 7/14

Pint Points Next week Wander Brewing is releasing a collaboration with Redhook Brewing called Numbers before Names Belgian IPA. Brewed with a bunch of experimental hops. Redhook is celebrating its opening of the Capital Hill brewery in Seattle by collaborating with some of the region's breweries. They have also done a [...]


Fairhaven Behind the Bus pop-up Beer Garden with Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw and Outbound

  BELLINGHAM, WA (July 6, 2017) – The weekend of July 21st – 23rd Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw Brewery and Outbound are partnering to host a pop-up beer garden to support the Fairhaven Park Trail and Wetland Boardwalk project. The event will be hosted in the recently renovated garden “Behind the [...]


Boundary Bay Releases limited edition Ekstatik Nostratik bottle

  Boundary Bay Brewery has been releasing a number of awesome beers recently, including their collaboration with Gruff Brewing Neighborhood Watch. They've been venturing into new territory, with input from their Director of Quality Bryan Krueger. He's been introducing some great mixed culture beers into the rotation of Boundary's Bootlegger Serieis. [...]


Tap Roundup – 7/7

Pint Points Boundary Bay Brewery released a very limited release bottle, as part of their Bootlegger series called Ekstatik Nostratik. It's brewed with locally harvested rhubarb, strawberries and raspberries. Than aged for two years in barrels. Only 25 cases were brewed. In case you didn't know, Tap Trail runs Bellingham Beer [...]

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