Illuminati Brewing ending two-year run June 15

Tap Trail received the following Press Release from Illuminati Brewing Company. We want to raise our glasses to the brewery for making a run in an ever crowding industry. _______________________________________ Illuminati Brewing Co. of Bellingham will complete a two-year run of creating excellent handcrafted brews and delicious food on its final [...]


Boundary Bay Brewing Co & Wander Brewing, brew Resilience IPA to benefit Camp Fire recovery efforts

Bellingham, Wash. - December 18, 2018 - On Wednesday, December 19, Bellingham breweries Boundary Bay Brewing Co. & Wander Brewing are each releasing Resilience IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s nationwide fundraising brew. Sierra Nevada Brewing Comapny created the recipe for Resilience IPA and invited the craft beer community to brew and [...]


Enjoy Hundred North Restaurant in the hop fields of Atwood Ales

BLAINE, WA, August 10th and 11th — Bellingham fine dining restaurant Hundred North and Belgian style farmhouse brewers Atwood Ales are partnering to bring the Pacific Northwest its own field dinner, in the style of chef Jim Denevan. Field dinners were conceived to bring diners away from restaurants and to integrate [...]


Bacon and Kegs Festival coming to Bellingham in August

Whatcom Center for Early Learning will present the 1st annual Bacon & Kegs Festival at the Depot Market Square on Sunday, August 26. The festival will feature beer and cider from PNW breweries, bacon-inspired foods from local vendors and live music from Baby Cakes, Lost at Last and Lindsay Street. Wondering [...]


Twin Sisters Brewing Company, collaborates with three Bellingham breweries to announce “Coming Soon”

  BELLINGHAM, WA, March 28 - Twin Sisters Brewing Company announces their entrance to the Bellingham beer community with the release of three collaboration beers with local Bellingham breweries. Twin Sisters Brewing Company has collaborated with Menace Brewing, Aslan Brewing Company, and Chuckanut Brewery. Join each brewery for a collaboration brewers [...]


Melvin Brewing Bellingham Collaborates with Snowboarder’s Journal on Whit Room Belgian-style White Ale

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Melvin Brewing, independently owned by the best snowboarders in craft beer, has partnered with the nation’s leading snowboard media company in a new way. In collaboration, The Snowboarder’s Journal and the Bellingham Melvin Brewing team have gone into the Whit Room and come out with a new Belgian-style [...]


Atwood Ales Farm Brewery selected as a Good Food Awards Winner

San Francisco, CA & Blaine, WA, January 19th, 2018 – Two members of Atwood Ales Farm Brewery in Blaine, WA were in attendance at the prestigious, 8th annual Good Food Awards, in San Francisco, where the brewery was selected as a Good Food Awards Winner for their rhubarb sour ale, Rhuty. [...]


Brewers Association’s 2017 Craft Beer in Review

  Boulder, CO • December 13, 2017 – Strong brewery growth, increased beer tourism and the launch of the independent craft brewer seal—with more than 2,700 craft brewers signed on—were all part of a watershed year for craft beer in 2017. The Brewers Association (BA) —the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independentAmerican brewers—looks back on [...]


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 [...]


Melvin Brewing Officially Launching Bellingham-Brewed Brews at First Brews Bash

The whacked out down-to-earth globally local beer brewing circus show known as Melvin Brewing is proud to announce the long awaited Melvin Bellingham taproom has now morphed into an official Brew Pub. And on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Melvin Bellingham First Brews Bash, you can come on by to [...]


Maggie’s Pub is forced to close doors due to rent increase

Press Release I am saddened to inform you that Maggie’s Pub will be closing its doors next month. Our last day will be Saturday, August 12th. I recently received notice of a substantial increase in our rent. Unfortunately, this left us with two options; either move or close. As many of [...]


Boundary Releases Raspberry Radler

  DESCRIPTION Raspberry Radler is inspired by traditional German ingenuity; a concoction of half beer, half sparkling fruit juice with a thirst-quenching reputation. The Oregon raspberry puree complements the tart kettle-soured base beer. This radler is brewed with 100% Skagit Valley Malt and hopped with Aged Styrian Bobek and dry-hopped with [...]


Fairhaven Behind the Bus pop-up Beer Garden with Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw and Outbound

  BELLINGHAM, WA (July 6, 2017) – The weekend of July 21st – 23rd Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw Brewery and Outbound are partnering to host a pop-up beer garden to support the Fairhaven Park Trail and Wetland Boardwalk project. The event will be hosted in the recently renovated garden “Behind the [...]


Boundary Bay Releases limited edition Ekstatik Nostratik bottle

  Boundary Bay Brewery has been releasing a number of awesome beers recently, including their collaboration with Gruff Brewing Neighborhood Watch. They've been venturing into new territory, with input from their Director of Quality Bryan Krueger. He's been introducing some great mixed culture beers into the rotation of Boundary's Bootlegger Serieis. [...]


Brewers Association Launches New Seal to Designate Independent Beers

Boulder, CO • June 27, 2017—In an effort to educate beer lovers about which beers are independently produced, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—launched a new seal touting independent craft brewers. Featuring an iconic beer bottle shape flipped upside down, [...]


Summer Beer Garden Series kicks off at Boundary Bay Brewery

Press Release Bellingham, Wash. – May 17, 2017 – Boundary Bay Brewery’s family-friendly beer garden weekly event lineup brings live music, comedy, BBQ and more to celebrate the summer season in Bellingham! DJ Willdabeast kicks off opening night of the DJ Dance Party on Wednesday, May 17 and on Thursday, May [...]


Chuckanut & Cloudburst Tap Nut Burst Collaboration

Press Release Nut Burst Chuckanut Brewery and Cloudburst Brewing are good brewing friends with lots of respect for each other’s expertise in the brewing field. ‘Nut Burst’ is a collaboration lager made at Chuckanut Brewery that’s got a creamy white head and tropical fruit notes with an ABV of [...]


Wander Brewing releases collaboration with world renowned Willows Inn Restaurant

  I've been talking to Wander Brewing Owner Chad Kuehl about this collaboration for a week or so and I'm excited to see it come out today. It'll be on tap at the brewhall when they open up at 12pm. "Willows and Wander." Sounds like a pairing I could eat at [...]


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 [...]


Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference March 17-18

  Registration is open for the second annual Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference (PNWHC) March 17-18 in Vancouver, WA. The regional conference welcomes homebrewers from British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and beyond to expand their brewing skills through two days of educational seminars, networking opportunities and evening tasting events. The PNWHC [...]


The Local Public House Acquires New General Manager, New Executive Chef, and New Direction

  Morgan Peters, previously General Manager of the Mount Bakery Cafe and Alec Bartee, previously head pastry chef, have been hired by The Local Public House on Railroad Ave. Together they bring fresh ideas and innovation to an already popular tap house and restaurant. Peters says a new brunch menu is [...]


Pabst Brewing and New Holland Brewing Enter into Partnership

  Pabst has been making moves. They're biggest move being it's recent return to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where it all started in 1844. The company was purchased by Eugene Kaspher in 2014. Kaspher also owns Rainier Brewing Company. For years Pabst was the chosen beer for hipsters, but recently that has changed [...]


The 34th Annual Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo

  The 2016 CBC made it's way westward to our nearby neighbor and craft beer mecca, Portland. The conference brought thousands of brewing professionals together to discuss the state of craft beer and best practices. This year's conference makes its way back east to our nation's capital. Here's the deets on [...]

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