Bellingham is on track to have 12 breweries by somewhere around February 2016. We have a population of 80,000. That means we’ll have 1 brewery for every 6,700 people.
- Aslan Brewing Company
- Boundary Bay Brewing
- Chuckanut Brewing
- Gruff Brewing – (Summer 2015)
- Kulshan Brewing
- Kulshan Brewing #2 (K2) – (June 2015)
- Menace Brewing
- North Fork Beer Shrine
- Stones Throw Brewing – (Summer 2015)
- Structures Brewing Company – (January 2016)
- Subdued Brewing – (Spring 2016)
- Wander Brewing Company
According to BeerAdvocate, Seattle has ~50 breweries. Seattle has a population of 650,000. Let’s assume they add 7 more breweries in the same time frame, which means they’ll have ~57 breweries and 1 brewery for every ~11,500 people. Assume they add 15 breweries and they are at 10,000 per capita. Bellingham will then have nearly double the breweries per capita of Seattle.
Bend has a population of 80,000 and 19 breweries and is considered the Brewery Per Capita Capitol of the US. They have 1 brewery for every 4,200 people (80,000 / 19). Bellingham, we’re closing in!
There are 3,500 breweries in the US and 2,000 in planning.