In case you hadn’t heard, Melvin Brewing, is coming to Bellingham. Yeah, it’s kinda a big deal. They’re opening a brewery in the Fountain District. We’ve been in touch with Melvin Brewing’s Jeremy Tofte over the past several months. The brewery is not even in town and they are already making an impact. Melvin is a sponsor of the Tap Trail’s 2016 Bellingham Beer Week. They also are helping organize an exclusive showcase of Bellingham breweries at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival. What better stage to introduce the nation to one of it’s most exciting beer towns?
More timely though, they are teaming up with Bellingham’s own Wander Brewing for a very special Bellingham Beer Week event: Bellingham’s first Popup Fest. What’s a “Popup Fest”?! Well, it’s basically what you call it when a
bar counter filled with taps and hard to find craft beer “pops up” at a yet to be determined location in Bellingham. You’re not going to know that location until right before the event! The expectation is that ALL OF YOU will show up there with short notice, invite your friends, drink the beer, do a jig and help raise money for the non-profit Our Treehouse. But, as you’ll see in our interview with Tofte below, if you don’t show up, it’s still a win because there will be more beer left over for him.
Bellingham hasn’t done anything like this. But we’re putting on our big girl pants and we’re going to give this a shot. Tap Trail, represent at this exclusive Bellingham Beer Week event and be on the lookout for details from Tap Trail and Wander! We reached out to Wander’s Chad Kuehl and Melvin’s Jeremy Tofte to get some insight.