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 dip your toes into the madness from 11 a.m. to close and grab as many
beers as you fancy for $3 apiece.
But just as the caterpillar morphs into a butterfly, or something like that, beers will be
normally priced at just $5 after Thursday, so stop by and indulge in the new new from
one of the most winningest GABF breweries of all time.
The first four Melvin Bellingham beers on tap beginning on Thursday will be:
Peaches Innit — Our very first beer brewed in-house. An elegant white pale ale with two row barley and wheat malt, hopped lightly with Apollo hops and then infused with white peach puree. (Served in a 12 oz. Belgian style tulip glass, $5)
MBR — What we think the other Blue Ribbon Beer should taste like…Pale two row and
flaked rice elegantly hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Liberty hops. A tasty beer with
a high chugability factor. (Served in a 16 oz. pint)
Block Away Brown — A Thai me up original recipe, we brewed one of our famous
Brown ales for Bellingham beer lovers. Nutty and smooth with a dry, sweet finish. It’s
everything you want in a brown and only a block away for some people. (Served in a 16 oz. pint)
Melvingham IPA — Our first IPA came out as expected with the massive amounts of
hops that went into this brew, well over five pounds per barrel. Loaded with BRU-1,
Apollo, Centennial, Citra and Mosaic hops, all carried by a solid Skagit valley Malt
backbone. (Served in a 12 oz. Belgian style tulip glass, $5)
The Melvin Bellingham Brewpub address is 2416 Meridian Street. In case you read this
release too quickly, yes they will be offering a mouth-watering $3 per pint special all day
at the First Brews Bash, Thursday, December 7. As longtime locals remember, this location was originally the Fountain Drug store,
pedaling everything from pharmaceuticals to Christmas ornaments. Most recently the
space was home to Bikesport bike shop before being converted to a brewery over the last
For the shredders, and we know who you are, every Sunday the Melvin Bellingham
brewpub will offer $5 off any tab with the presentation of a Sunday lift ticket from Mount
Baker (or a Season’s Pass).
There will also be a $10 lunch menu every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Bellingham was one of the first markets we sent beer to when we were still exclusively
brewing out of Thai Me Up in Jackson Hole. The market welcomed us with open arms,
and has world class snow riding and mountain biking out it’s doorstep, which is a big plus
for us Melvin peeps,” said David Powers, General Manager, Melvin Brewing
Powers also says that an American Stout, a Danish Red Lager, a Pilsner, and a whispered
promise of a few Swedish style beers are in the pipeline for coming months.
“We are particularly pumped on the Melvingham IPA,” continued Powers. “It is a perfect
representation of how we brew with hops. Lost of them. But balanced to what we think is
perfection. This is why we got into the game in the first place. Bellingham’s own IPA,
and your next favorite.”
The Melvin brewpub expansion will not end in Bellingham. While Melvin is committed
to only opening brewpubs where they can personally shred on dirt, water and snow, they
anticipate opening a “Dojo” style, 950-square-foot taproom in nearby Fairhaven,
Washington, sometime this spring, where fans of the madness can find Flagship Melvins
alongside Melvin Bellingham brewed beers.
“We are also sniffing around in the southern part of the state for another brewpub locale,”
said Jamie Morris, Brewpub Ninjaneer at Melvin Brewing Company, adding that the
regional brewpub concept has been in the works since day one. “We were born out of the
brewpub culture at Thai Me Up, and always knew that we wanted to bring the ruckus
back to the people. The brewpub vibe is who Melvin is.”
Melvin founder Jeremy Tofte grew up shredding Mt. Baker from his home in Mount
Vernon, Washington, and says he always considered Bellingham the Jackson of the west
coast. Bellingham is the third addition to the Melvin show. The other two locations are
the Alpine, Wyoming, tasting room and the Thai Me Up restaurant in Jackson Hole,
Wyoming. From waiting tables at, to owning, selling, and then getting back Thai Me Up,
Tofte sold his 1984 Mercedes wagon to pay for a 20 gallon brewing system and reopened
Thai Me Up as a brewery in 2009. He had only been home brewing since before he was
legally old enough to drink. Melvin Brewing classics such as the 2×4 DIPA and Melvin
IPA will still be brewed in Wyoming by Kirk McHale and Dave Chichura.
The Bellingham brewery will feature four fermentation tanks in the mysterious basement
as part of the custom-made brewing equipment by Premier Stainless Systems out of San
Diego. The system was designed to fit in the small space where Melvin Bellingham head
brewer Dave Meadows will make the magic boil in an above-ground space approximately
12 by 15 feet. Meadows began home brewing in 1984, holds degrees in Gastronomic
Science and Technology of Malting and Brewing, and co-founded his first brewery with
his wife in Stockholm in 2005. The Melvin brewery in Jackson Hole was the 351st system
on his resume.
View the Facbook event invitation here:
About Melvin Brewing
Melvin Brewing, born in 2009, is the beer child of Jeremy Tofte and Kirk McHale to
fulfill their desire to drink the madness. Their quest was to produce the biggest and
baddest West-Coast Style IPAs in Jackson, WY. Like true chemists, they experimented on
a 30-gallon, then three-barrel brew house system, and developed the award-winning
Melvin IPA and 2×4 Imperial IPA. Today, Melvin Brewing has a full-scale brewing
facility in Alpine, WY, a brewpub in Bellingham,
WA and astoundingly, more than 40 mouthwatering beer recipes to its name, including a
range of hoppy beers and other styles such as ChChCh-Cherry Bomb (Fruit Beer), Killer
Bees (Honey Ale), Coffee Ruckus (Coffee Imperial Stout) and Wu’Wit (Belgian Wit).
For the down low on the madness, visit www.melvinbrewing.com.
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