Boundary Tap Room as seen from Railroad Ave.

Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro is the largest individual brewpub in the United States according to the Brewers Association’s 2015 statistics.

Each year, the Brewers Association (BA) (a trade organization for the craft beer industry) releases annual production statistics for each brewery in their publication “The New Brewer.” A brewpub, as defined by the BA, is a brewery restaurant with at least 25 percent of beer sales onsite.

Boundary Bay Brewery features a taproom with 10 taps and two cask engines, as well as a bistro and outdoor dining including a patio and beer garden. Boundary celebrated it’s 20th Anniversary last year and released it’s much awaited Bootlegger bottle series.

In addition to producing award-winning beer, we pride ourselves on our extensive, locally-sourced food menu. We’re thankful to provide a place for our community to bring their family and friends together for a genuine craft beer experience. – General Manager, Janet Lightner.


Ed Bennett under a plaque in his honor

Over the years Boundary Bay Brewery has been ranked as one of the largest brewpubs in the Pacific Northwest; and with a yield of 6,147 barrels (1 barrel equals 31 gallons) in 2015, they are ranked as the largest individual brewpub,
out of over 1,400 brewpubs, in the United States.

Boundary Bay Brewery is an independently owned and operated brewpub located in downtown Bellingham. The brew team (Aaron Jacob Smith, Steve Ellison and Bryan Krueger) crafts the beer in the original 17-barrel brewhouse.

The growth of the craft beer industry over the years inspires us. When we started in 1995 our goal was to provide our community with high-quality handcrafted beer and great food as a complement. After 21 years our goal remains the same – Owner, Ed Bennett.

Text supplied by a press release from Boundary Bay