Bellingham Makes USA Today’s Top 10 West Coast Beer Destination List

We're snobby. We're discerning. We have amazing beer culture. Now we're considered one of the best in the West. Kendall Jones, who runs Washington Beer Blog, Bellingham wrote the list for USA Today. The list included such venerated beer meccas as Portland, Seattle, Bend, Santa Rosa and San Diego. What amazing company [...]


Barb’s Beer & Boundary Bay Brewery Featured on King 5 News

Late last week Tap Trail stopped in Boundary Bay Brewery and grabbed a pint with some of the good folks there. King 5 news was there to do a story on the heartwarming and important story behind Barb's Beer. Tom and Barb Murphy used to frequent Boundary Bay Brewery before her death from [...]


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 [...]


Bellingham Ranked as Snobbiest Beer City in US

Bellingham has some world class breweries. There are more breweries being built here than, arguably, any city in Washington State. Soon we'll have double the breweries per capita of Seattle, WA. The options available to us are quite impressive and this doesn't even include the amazing diverse selection that's about to be available to [...]


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 [...]


The Local to Build Washington State’s First Non-Profit Brewery

The Local Public House on Railroad Avenue is an eclectic mix. One part tap house, one part brewery front for Menace Brewing, one part bottle shop (yes, you can  buy awesome beer bottles there.) It's about to get much more exciting thought. I've been talking to Rob Whitney, one of the [...]


Bellingham Breweries Win Big At Washington Beer Awards

Bellingham breweries recently cleaned up at the North American Beer Awards. The word has gotten out. Now they've done it again. This last weekend, every single Bellingham Tap Trail brewery won big at the Washington Beer Awards. Boundary, Aslan, Kulshan, Wander, Chuckanut and Menace all picked up the following awards. Head out today [...]


Craft Beer’s Silent Crisis – Who Controls What you Drink?

Craft beer diversity exists because of the symbiotic work of three major players: Brewers, distributors and tap houses. All three provide the variety that has given rise to our current craft beer renaissance. It is also a system highly susceptible to abuse. There are signs of wear in craft beer's lustrous and shiny coat [...]


Pedal Party Northwest Hits the Streets of Bellingham

Pedal Party Northwest ran their inaugural ride last Saturday. PPNW, is Bellingham's first multi-person bike. There are seats for 16 and 10 chairs to pedal from. The "bike" is steered separately and if you don't want to pedal you can sit in any of the non-pedaling chairs of the bench in [...]

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