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 [...]


This weekend, help these Bellingham breweries help others

I can’t think of an industry that is more charitable or gives back more to its local communities than the brewing industry, and Bellingham breweries are as generous as they come. A few events this weekend are perfect examples, even though this is just a slice of what our local breweries [...]


Bale Breaker Brewing announces Harvest Collaboration Series with four breweries

Bale Breaker Brewing just announced plans to collaborate with four different breweries this hop harvest season. “Brewers from across the country are planning trips to the hop fields of Yakima Valley for our upcoming harvest,” says Jessica Hawkins, Bale Breaker’s marketing manager. "It's the perfect time to brew with some of [...]


Beer Review #65 — Fort George Suicide Squeeze Special Edition

Happy Monday! We've got a freshly released hoppy treat to sample today. Fort George has long been a staple in my fridge, their Three Way IPA is always a treat, Suicide Squeeze is one of their rotating IPA releases, along with Magnanimous, Overdub, and Fresh IPA. These beers are always heavily [...]


Big Boots Brew Day: Stones Throw Brewery and Women in Beer

  Led with the help of Janelle Pritchard, Stones Throw Brewery is raising money for the Pink Boots Society and hosting a "Big Boots Brew Day." A team of women in the local craft beer industry have collaborated on a beer recipe and will be brewed at Stones Throw Brewery on [...]


Boundary Bay cans 600 cases of Cedar Dust IPA

  2017 might be Bellingham's year of the can. There seems to be one or two new canning releases nearly every week. Wander Brewing, Structures and Kulshan Brewing have made canning a pretty important part of their distribution strategy. Wander just released it's Shiny Objects Double IPA. Structures' most recent aluminum [...]


Less Hype, More Hops: Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow celebrates strong, aggressively hopped beers

The fourth annual Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow kicks off tomorrow, Feb. 2, at Brouwer’s Café in Seattle, where you will find a whopping 32 Hop Mob beers on tap. Through Feb. 12, other Hop Mob events will follow in 8 western Washington cities, from Bellingham to Vancouver. This year, [...]


Beer Review #59 — Stone | Marble | Odell Megawheat IIPA

Hello again all craft drinkers and advocates. We've got a fun one today that I was pleasantly surprised to see and find. We did a collaboration beer last week of Evil Twin & Westbrook's Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break, which was quite good. Today we journey to the other side of [...]


Holiday bottle releases from Boundary and Structures

  You've got 4 days to get your last minute gifts for friends and family...not to mention yourself. Lucky for you, you like craft beer and craft beer bottles make the perfect stocking stuffer, or extremely visually obvious wrapped gift. Even luckier, both Boundary and Structures Brewing are releasing bottles this [...]


Celebrate Founders Brewing coming to Washington State at Elizabeth Station

  As craft beer expands, so too does the distribution arms of some of the nation's most established breweries. Following suit, Founders Brewing is finally making its way to the Pacific Northwest in early 2017. In 2015, Founders Brewing finalised selling 30% of it's company to the Mahou San Miguel group of Spain. [...]


Beer Review No. 54 — Oskar Blues Barrel Aged TenFidy

  Welcome back to another installment of Tap Trail Reviews. We've taken some time off as we've been inundated with some awesome Fresh Hop beers. Some of my favorites were from Fremont, Fort George, Laurelwood, Skookum, and well, too many to name. This years crop was fantastic and the multitude of [...]


Prepare to lose a friend over Wander’s next can release

  Wander Brewing's first canned offering, Googly Eyes Double IPA, was released in September during Bellingham Beer Week to rave reviews and copious cans consumed. Googly Eyes was was only available in Wander's taproom, both on tap and in cans. I bought a few of those sweet looking delicious four packs. [...]


Wander and Kulshan Collaboration Celebrates Bellingham Beer Week

  Bellingham's brewers are putting out more and more product and the community keeps drinking. Each brewery has its own unique style and ambiance. So its a pretty special occasion when two of them decide to collaborate and create together. Dave Vitt, owner of Kulshan Brewing and Chad Kuehl, owner of Wander [...]


Tap Roundup – 6/3

  It's been a heck of a week in Bellingham beer. New beers and brew news! As we hurtle towards an amazing weekend of sun don't forget to grab your Tap Trail map, and get your stamps. We've been getting social media messages from folks all around the region loving their passports. [...]


AleSmith Brewing Introduces Private Stock Ale, First Vintage Series Beer

  Alesmith is one of the finest breweries out of San Diego. They are constantly innovating and their newly announced Private Stock Ale is a testament to that. Elizabeth Station has lots of great AleSmith bottles and we're sure they'll be seeking this out as well. From their press release: ------------- [...]


Tap Roundup – 4/1

April, you're looking GOOOD! This weather has me antsy for patios and pints. The number of beers released in the last week aren't as numberable, but there are some important notes to make on this edition of Tap Roundup. The Boundary Bay Brewery deck is officially open and it's glorious! I [...]


Tap Roundup – 3/25

  It's another Friday and it's looking like a beauty. My weather app says it's supposed to clear up right aroooound....happy hour!! Perfect time to get out and check these out. After work is also acceptable. We suggest grabbing that Tap Trail Passport and getting to work on stamping today! Alright, there's [...]

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