Boundary Bay Brewery
turns 20 on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and it will be celebrating with the “biggest, baddest block party Bellingham has ever seen!” This milestone happens to fall right in the middle of Bellingham Beer Week, which makes it even more special. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. The first 200 people will receive a door prize.

All sorts of festivities will run from 3 to 10 p.m., including live music, entertainers, a 200-foot-long zip line (3-8 p.m., $5 to ride), a rock wall, three food trucks plus Boundary Bay’s fish & chips, marching bands, Irish step dancers, and a Kid Zone with face painting, performers and games. Additionally, 20 different Boundary Bay beers will be on tap, including a Fresh Hop Ale that was specially made for this event.

If you wear your Boundary Bay gear, you will get happy hour prices all day. Limited-edition t-shirts and 20-oz. glasses will be for sale.

Boundary Bay Brewery opened in 1995 by craft beer pioneer Ed Bennett. Since then, this Bellingham institution has grown to become one of the largest brewpubs in the nation (in beer production), and it is run by 125 employees. Over the years, it has garnered countless awards and accolades.


“I’m just so proud of what we have accomplished, not just in beer awards, but also philanthropy,” says Janet Lightner, Boundary Bay’s general manager. “We want to applaud Ed and the entire Boundary Bay family, but this is really a party for the community. We just want to thank everyone so much for supporting us.”