Bellingham’s Best Beertender – Quarterfinals

  Tap Trail, you showed up in force for the nomination round of Bellingham’s Best Beertender! And after a week of voting and drinking you have narrowed down the field of Bellingham’s Best Beertender to the following eight beertenders! You have 7 days to go drink from each of these beertenders and [...]


The Winner of Bellingham’s Best Beer of 2015 is…

The competition was tough. The votes were many & the craft beer love was deep. The whole Tap Trail could feel the love with each vote cast. Crowning Bellingham's best beer is a fitting way to round out 2015. With the recent opening of Bellingham's newest brewery, Structures Brewing, it's nice [...]


What is the single most important ingredient in beer?

These days, beer is made from everything. We've got doughnut beer, chili beer, beet beer and pretty much every adjunct and flavor you can think of. But all of those beers start with the basics: Water, yeast, hops and malt. The Bavarian Purity Law says you can only use four ingredients in [...]


The Finalists of Bellingham’s Best BeerTender

  Bellingham, you've spoken and here are the three finalists of Bellingham's Best BeerTender in alphabetical order. Vote at the bottom of the page. You'll have until this Friday, 10am 10/30 to vote. The winner will be announced on Monday 11/2. Hope Collins - Wander Brewing Kelly Davis - McKay's TapHouse Kiersten [...]


Bellingham’s Best BeerTender SemiFinalists

Bellingham you nominated many beertenders in our qualifying round from all over the Tap Trail (strangely, some from places not even on the Tap Trail.) After sniffing out some ballot stuffing, the following six sud slingers made it into the semifinals of the 1st Annual Bellingham’s Best BeerTender competition. Below, you can read [...]


Vote for The Best Beer Bar in Washington State

The Tap Trail is full of not only an incredibly diverse selection of breweries, it also is home to some top notch craft beer bars. Elizabeth Station, The Local Public House, McKay's Taphouse, Uisce, Hops and Headz, Archer Ale House, Green Frog and Schweinhaus all bring a unique element to Bellingham's craft [...]


What’s Your Favorite Bellingham Tap Trail Food Truck?

We did you solid and put every single food truck that frequents a Tap Trail brewery (that we know of!) into one, beautifully simple calendar. Heading to the brewery and want to know who's slanging food? Look no further, than here. Food trucks and craft beer have developed a pretty symbiotic relationship in [...]


What Proposed Bellingham Brewery Are you Most Excited For?

Gruff, Stones Throw Brewing, Subdued Brewing, Structures Brewing and Bellingham Beer Lab are all names we'll start to hear more about in the coming months. They'll be apart of the Tap Trail and add to the growing craft beer force of this town. We'll have more breweries per capita than Seattle by [...]


Chuckanut Brewery in Running for Best Craft Brewery in America

Chuckanut Brewery has done it again. They are in the running for "Best Craft Brewery in America." has a Sweet 16 type bracket and Chuckanut was nominated for "Best of the West." Head on over and show your Tap Trail love for them! They are up against the Russian River [...]


The Winner of Bellingham’s LEAST Favorite Beer is IPA

We suspect some ballot stuffing by an avid group/cult of IPA haters, but here are your results. Bellingham, you hate IPAs. The wonderful people at Menace Brewing (aka The Local Pub) has agreed to brew the "winner" of this very important poll. Bellingham, we suspect you have a love/hate relationship with [...]

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