What beer styles do you want to drink more of in 2017?

  2016 is all wrapped up. We drank lots of beers and in drinking them, I'm fairly certain our tastes evolved and developed. Or did they? What did you drink that you want to try more of? What don't you see enough of on the Tap Trail? IPAs have dominated, if not [...]

What beer styles do you want to drink more of in 2017?2018-10-18T13:21:48-07:00

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 [...]

Bellingham’s Best Beertender – Quarterfinals2018-10-18T13:21:56-07:00

Do you like Pumpkin Beers?

  Potentially the most loved and hated beer style is pumpkin. Recently the American Home Brewers Association released "An Open Letter to Pumpkin Beer Haters." The author remained anonymous for fear of his safety. Advocates of his safety. The author ponders the existential conflict: Am I fooling myself on the freshness [...]

Do you like Pumpkin Beers?2018-10-18T13:22:02-07:00

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 [...]

The Winner of Bellingham’s Best Beer of 2015 is…2018-10-18T13:23:21-07:00

Semifinals of Bellingham’s Best Beer of 2015

Bellingham, you voted and here's your top four beers of 2015. Tap Trail breweries won awards at both the national and state levels this year. But they haven't won anything until they've won this competition! Tap Trail, you get to decide what Bellingham's Best Beer of 2015 is. Your favorite beer will [...]

Semifinals of Bellingham’s Best Beer of 20152018-10-18T13:23:28-07:00

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 [...]

What is the single most important ingredient in beer?2018-10-18T13:24:08-07:00

The Winner of Bellingham’s Best BeerTender is…

  Bellingham is full of amazing beertenders. They pour you amazing lagers and ales everyday at your favorite Tap Trail tap room. They answer questions about new taps, suggest what you should try next and know all the nuances and details of their tap list. They are also the ones directing [...]

The Winner of Bellingham’s Best BeerTender is…2018-10-18T13:24:22-07:00

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 [...]

The Finalists of Bellingham’s Best BeerTender2018-10-18T13:24:29-07:00

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 [...]

Bellingham’s Best BeerTender SemiFinalists2018-10-18T13:24:38-07:00

What’s your favorite Fall & Winter Beer Style?

So many great beers are coming out this time of year. Locally, we've seen some fresh hops beers from the likes of Wander and Aslan, Oktoberfest from Boundary and Chuckanut and a pumpkin (actually a PumpFest) from Wander. I know I'm forgetting a few. Anyway, we want to know what styles [...]

What’s your favorite Fall & Winter Beer Style?2018-10-18T13:27:30-07:00

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 [...]

Vote for The Best Beer Bar in Washington State2015-08-24T12:59:34-07:00

Bellingham Tap Trail’s #1 Food Truck Announced

Two of Bellingham's top food trucks were embroiled in a closely contested competition in our "Favorite Tap Trail Food Truck" poll for over a week. It was neck and neck for days. Each truck taking the lead at various points. Bellingham was on the edge of its collective seat. And, after a total [...]

Bellingham Tap Trail’s #1 Food Truck Announced2015-08-17T09:40:32-07:00

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’s Your Favorite Bellingham Tap Trail Food Truck?2018-10-18T13:27:40-07:00

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 [...]

What Proposed Bellingham Brewery Are you Most Excited For?2018-10-18T13:28:02-07:00

What’s your Favorite Outdoor Tap Trail Beer Area?

We like polls. We like them a lot. We also know that Hops and Headz is opening their awesome beer garden very soon! We also like quizzes, so when you're done with this poll make sure to take our Bellingham Tap Trail quiz as well. It's hard and you'll probably score [...]

What’s your Favorite Outdoor Tap Trail Beer Area?2018-10-18T13:28:42-07:00

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." Thrillist.com 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 [...]

Chuckanut Brewery in Running for Best Craft Brewery in America2015-03-19T18:52:54-07:00

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 [...]

The Winner of Bellingham’s LEAST Favorite Beer is IPA2015-02-19T13:55:51-08:00
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