Jordan and Chuck’s Hop Shop team brewing their holiday ale at Structures
The collaborative is currently scheduling breweries with De Garde, Breakside, Skookum, Structures, Holy Mountain and a few others. There is no clear schedule on frequency of releases, but McEvoy says once a quarter sounds about right.
Jordan, of Seattle’s Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District, founded the BCP, so I reached out to him with some questions. Chuck’s has become a player in the Bellingham beer scene. They have become a distribution point for many of our city’s bottle and can releases, including Wander and Structures. Devon from Chuck’s Hop Shop’s second location, in Greenwood, is teaming up with Structures Brewing to brew Chuck’s Anniversary Ale. Details forthcoming!
Why did you start the BCP?
I wanted to help cultivate a spirit of community and friendship between our local beer stores.
What type of breweries do you want to team up with?
We’re looking to find the perfect balance between our favorite local breweries and some highly regarded breweries from around the country.
How far away is the BCP willing to go to work with breweries?
To me, the sky is the limit. Bringing the best possible beer to our community is the highest priority.
What do you hope to accomplish through the BCP?
I’ll be happy if we make some really great beers. My hope is that this project will enhance the already innovative craft beer scene in Washington.
What beer style will you be brewing first and with whom? When will you tap it and where?
The first beer in the series is an IPA brewed by Cloudburst. They represent both the caliber of beer we want featured in the series, and the independent spirit which drives our own businesses. It will be released at Bottleworks, Beer Junction, The Beer Authority, Malt & Vine, Edison City Alehouse, Special Brews, Chuck’s Hop Shop Greenwood, Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District, Pint Defiance, Teku Tavern, and Elizabeth Station on March 24th at 5:00 pm.