I’ve heard some say that Bellingham has hit it’s peak of brewery capacity. Others say we can easily fit a few more. We recently had our first brewery project stop efforts to open because of lack of funding. So what does the landscape look like now?

I wanted to take a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going in graphical form, so I put together this handy-dandy timeline of Bellingham-area breweries for you. It shows the opening dates of all of Bellingham’s known breweries, starting with Jacob Beck in 1885. We’ve come a long way since 1885. We now have 11 breweries open, when North Fork and Atwood are included. This timeline doesn’t take into account Chuckanut Brewery’s second location, South Nut, opening in Skagit Valley

Much of the info came from our own backlog of articles, so feel free to peruse those at some point. For a full list of the meaning behind all of Bellingham Brewery names check out this awesome article by Aubrey.

Share it far and wide and keep telling others about Bellingham’s awesome craft beer scene. Click on the image for a blownup view of the smaller type.