If you’ve been to Melvin Brewing in the last few months, you have probably wondered where exactly the brewing was happening. If you thought it didn’t seem to be happening in the brewpub, you were right.
In fact, everything was being brewed in Wyoming, where Melvin started. Owner Jeremy Tofte grew up in Mount Vernon and spent his days at the ski resort on Mt. Baker. He decided that Bellingham was the ski-town equivalent to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the perfect location to open up another location to add to his brew kingdom, third only to the Jackson Hole restaurant, Thai Me Up, and the Alpine, WY tasting room.
Since the Bellingham brewpub opened in June, the beer has been supplied by distributors bringing kegs into town by the truckload from Wyoming. That can’t be the primary source of beer forever though, Melvin has people to please and specialty beer to brew. Melvin received their brewer’s notice months ago, and they finally get to walk the walk as of last Monday when their equipment arrived after months of waiting.