Bellingham’s newest Menace: Steve DeMoney

Menace Brewing, part of a Bellingham beer trifecta alongside The Local Public House and its neighboring Annex, has brought delicious and memorable beer to the Fountain neighborhood for officially over a year now. Before their brewery opened its doors, co-owner and brewer Ben Buccarelli made beer and perfected recipes for the [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:12-07:00

Beer Review #59 — Stone | Marble | Odell Megawheat IIPA

Hello again all craft drinkers and advocates. We've got a fun one today that I was pleasantly surprised to see and find. We did a collaboration beer last week of Evil Twin & Westbrook's Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break, which was quite good. Today we journey to the other side of [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:45-07:00

Beer Review No. 54 — Oskar Blues Barrel Aged TenFidy

  Welcome back to another installment of Tap Trail Reviews. We've taken some time off as we've been inundated with some awesome Fresh Hop beers. Some of my favorites were from Fremont, Fort George, Laurelwood, Skookum, and well, too many to name. This years crop was fantastic and the multitude of [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:53-07:00

Beer Review #53 — Fremont Field To Ferment Fresh Hop Pale Ale(s)

Fresh hop season is upon us and I could not be any happier. Fremont has been giving us delicious but limited fresh hop beers from their kick ass Cowiche Canyon hop program, where they partner with hop growers to grow small plots of organic delicious hops. For the first time this [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:57-07:00

Wander Brewing adds a coolship to its Barrel Project

Wander Brewing’s new coolship (an anglicized term from the Dutch/Flemish word, koelschip) may not be the sexiest-looking piece of equipment in the brewery, but it’s arguably the most romantic. This large, shallow and open stainless steel vessel will be used to make spontaneously fermented ales, similar to how they’re made by [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:17-07:00

Can Bellingham Breweries Collaborate and Challenge Each Other?

  Bellingham Beer / Credit: Heather Hulbert Bellingham's craft beer scene will always be one of collaboration and teamwork. We're seeing more beer collaborations between our breweries. I often see brewers drinking at other breweries and talking each other up. It's a beautiful thing. Bellingham's brewing community is a wonderful place for community [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:23-07:00

Beer Review #43 — Crux [BANISHED] Freakcake 2016

I put little superstition or thought into Friday the 13th, it is just another day. However this most recent one, donned "Freaky Friday" by our beer brothers at Crux Fermentation Project brought us the release of something quite special and unexpected. My ears, and taste-buds always perk up when I see or hear [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:40-07:00

Beer Review #41 — Wander Wild Warehouse 2016

Welcome back again for another rendition of Tap Trail Reviews. We've got a fun one this week from Wander, who just celebrated their second anniversary on Saturday in epic fashion. Loads of incredible beer, people, and community made for a great party. Prior to their anniversary, Wander re-released bottles of their Wild [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:42-07:00

The Bellingham Craft Beer Guide to Girl Scout Cookies

It's Girl Scout cookie season, y'all. That wonderful time of the year where we silently (or not so silently) gawk at the incredibly rising price per box, give some adorable little scout all our money, and inhale a sleeve of cookies per night, completely ignoring that joke of a "two cookies [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:50-07:00

A Love Letter to the Bellingham Craft Beer Community

It's been said before how unique the Bellingham beer community is. In Bellingham, instead of competition between breweries, you’ll find support and genuine companionship. I have seen no greater example than my experience with H2O’s Bellingham Brewer’s Night Tap Takeover and Karaoke in Anacortes.   It’s 5:30 pm on Thursday. You’re [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:02-07:00

Bellingham Breweries Tell Us What’s in their Dream 6 Pack

  Beer says a lot about a person. Or so we'd like to think. Maybe beer is kind of like Bellingham's own astrological sign. "Oh, she's a stout person, uh?" "Your favorite beer is a Belgian wheat?!...hmmm..." Favorite beers represent not just one's palate, but their experiences and personality. Beers remind [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:05-07:00

Beer Review #32 — Off Color Dinos’mores Imperial Stout

Welcome all dark beer lovers to another installment of Tap Trail reviews. I have been waiting quite some time for this little guy to be released. Off Color has been consistently climbing the ranks in my own personal favorites. They have killer, unique artwork, and brew consistently well made inconsistent and [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:06-07:00

Beer Review #31 — pFriem Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout

Welcome back for another week of reviews, there have been some remarkable releases lately, most notably Cognac Abyss, as much as I'd love to post a review for that beer, it won't be today. Perhaps we can revisit it at the six month mark or so when it really hits its stride, as [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:09-07:00

Beer Review #24 — Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin Ale

Fall is nearly my favorite beer season, it is a very close second to the Winter beer season. Fall absolutely has some superior beer selections compared to Summer and Spring. There have already been some heavy hitters released thus far, Sierra Nevada's Celebration & Narwhal, Hopworks Abominable, Fremont Kentucky Dark Star, I could go [...]

2018-10-18T13:24:16-07:00

The Face Behind the Beer: Chuckanut Brewery

  Click to read past articles on Aslan Brewing, Kulshan Brewing, and Boundary Bay Brewery. Happy Wednesday, and welcome back to another installment of "The Face Behind the Beer." While all their beers are worthy of praise, Chuckanut Brewery has absolutely perfected the art of German style brewing. In fact, Chuckanut [...]

2018-10-18T13:24:25-07:00

Beer Review #23 — Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA

Fresh hop season has been upon us for quite some time now, there have been many delicious renditions, and a few duds of suds so far. Everything from "Fresh Hop" to "Wet Hop" and everything in between, it is certainly harvest time for hops, and most definitely time to reap the [...]

2018-10-18T13:24:28-07:00

Beer Review #18 — Cascade Brewing: Blackcap Raspberry (2015)

Welcome back fellow beer lovers! Firstly, I wanted to have this up earlier in the week, as it was fresh in my mind, but I came down with a bit of a head cold, which may or may not have been directly attributed to numerous beer week shenanigans...the verdict is still out [...]

2018-10-18T13:24:57-07:00

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 [...]

2018-10-18T13:27:33-07:00

Beer Review #14 — Omnipollo Barrel Aged Agamemnon

Hello again beer aficionados, judges, aspirants, brewers, miscreants and lovers. We've got a truly special bottle this week, it has been peeking out on shelves for a couple of weeks now, but it is finally time to give this one a proper review. We have before us a treasure from Omnipollo — [...]

2018-10-18T13:27:36-07:00

Vote for The Best Beer Bar in Washington State

The Tap Trail is full of not only an incredibly diverse selection of breweries, it also is home to some top notch craft beer bars. Elizabeth Station, The Local Public House, McKay's Taphouse, Uisce, Hops and Headz, Archer Ale House, Green Frog and Schweinhaus all bring a unique element to Bellingham's craft [...]

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