Bellingham Breweries to Compete in Urban Kickball Tournament

Urban Kickball League Every Thursday, 5pm - 730pm May 14th, May 21st, May 28th, June 4th, Jun 11th Tournament on June 13th Maritime Heritage Park The Downtown Bellingham Partnership is hosting an Urban Kickball League and the Bellingham Tap Trail Breweries are going to win it. For five Thursdays, starting May 14th, [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:45-07:00

Boundary Bay Brewery and Wander Brewing Raise Money for Nepal

UPDATE: Foundation Restoration, who provides many of the anti-microbial, anti slip and high performance coating floors to Bellingham breweries, has agreed to donate $1.00 for ever beer sold today at Wander Brewing. From the owner Matt Shaver It has always been a desire as a company to give when we can. [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:49-07:00

Fairhaven’s Stones Throw Releases Architectural Plans

Fairhaven Stones Throw has been making some exciting progress. We got an exclusive walk through last week when the new shipping containers were dropped into place with a 90 ton crane. This brewery is going to be quite unique. More unique than anything I've seen. The brew house will be built [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:52-07:00

Wrapup of The Subdued Brewing Company Public Meeting

Subdued Brewing is Bellingham's newest brewery, but it is a long way off from becoming a reality. Opening a brewery takes time. Just ask Fairhaven Stones Throw Brewing or Gruff Brewing. Permitting, funding and renovations all have to fall into place at the right time. Subdued Brewing is somewhere between permitting [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:54-07:00

Bellingham’s Subdued Brewing Company – The Interview

As many of you know, we recently announced Bellingham's next brewery, Subdued Brewing Company. This comes on the heels of Fairhaven's Stones Throw Brewing making amazing progress on their incredibly unique brewery. Years ago, Subdued co-owner Dave Morales and I toyed with the idea of opening a brewery ourselves, but reality set [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:56-07:00

[InfoGraphic] The Australian Craft Beer Revolution

For those of you unawares, the craft beer revolution isn't just happening in the US. It's happening all over the world. Australia's craft beer revolution is, in some ways, more explosive than the United States'. Craft beer in Australia accounts for 30% of the AUD $10 billion Australian beer market. In the [...]

2015-04-14T13:53:33-07:00

How Bellingham Inspired a World Class Career in Craft Beer

The good folks at Chuckanut Brewery had a great idea: Team up with Jason Oliver, BrewMaster of Devils Backbone Brewing Company of Virginia, for a collaboration brew of epic goodness. The owner of Chuckanut, Mari Kemper, invited me down to Chuckanut for brew day and I got to know Jason. Turns out it [...]

2018-10-18T13:29:00-07:00

Bellingham Tap Trail Interviewed by Downtown Bellingham Partnership

We recently were interviewed by the Downtown Bellingham Partnership. Get to know the BTT Team a bit more, what are plans are where we're headed! If you’ve been out and about in Bellingham, you’ve seen the Bellingham Tap Trail map. It’s everywhere, from breweries to bars, and is fast becoming a [...]

2018-10-18T13:29:02-07:00

Sneak Peek at Kulshan Brewing’s New Tap Room Seating

Kulshan Brewing company's second brewery, K2, is opening up soon and we're all excited. Soon it will be the 5th largest brewery in Washington State. But it's massive capacity is balanced out by the craftsmanship of it's beer and the beautiful work from local artisans like Black Fin Design and Tricky Timbers. We brought you [...]

2018-10-18T13:30:51-07:00

Wander Brewing Doubles Capacity, Adds Barrel Aging Facility

Just received this press release from Colleen at Wander Brewing. Great things are afoot at Wander Brewing. Head on down there and take a peek at what's happening! --------------------------- BELLINGHAM, WA. (March 12, 2015) Wander Brewing is excited to announce our recent installation of additional cellaring tanks to expand our beer [...]

2018-10-18T13:31:04-07:00

Black Fin Design Previews Kulshan Brewery’s Burly New Tables

The images shown here are not final. The tables still have more design work and the wood slabs shown are not the finalized wood slabs that will be used. The Bellingham Tap Trail isn't just about beer. There is a design and feel to all of our breweries that give a unique experience [...]

2018-10-18T13:30:43-07:00

Food and Wine Magazine Names Boundary Bay in Top 10 Great Breweries

Another accolade for another brewery on the Tap Trail. The auspicious Food and Wine Magazine has named Boundary Bay Brewery one of it's Top 10 Great Breweries in America.  That's pretty awesome! From the article: One result of the craft beer explosion in the United States is that good beer is [...]

2015-01-13T16:24:07-08:00

Congress Seeks to Reduce Small Brewery Tax

Congress is trying to enact the bipartisan SMALL Brew Act. The bill would re-calibrate the existing taxes on breweries. Including decreasing the per barrel tax on those breweries that make less than 60,000 barrels per year. More on the bill below from the Brewer's Association: View image | gettyimages.com The Small [...]

2015-01-12T16:46:36-08:00

Hops N’ Headz is Open

Update on 1/8/15 2:25pm: According to the owners the head shop portion of the business has been reformatted. They intend to have more seating dart boards and an open floor plan that allows for a family friendly restaurant. In our recent poll on which neighborhood should get the next brewery [tap house], Birchwood [...]

2015-01-08T14:29:26-08:00

Too Many Hops?

Image via Bellingham Home Brewers Guild According to the beer writer below, hops are ruining beer. In a region that is run by hops, this whole debate holds some interest for me. Yakima, WA produces about 75% of the nation's hops. SEVENTY PERCENT! "Hop Bomb", "Hop Head", "Palate Wrecker" are all [...]

2014-12-30T15:21:23-08:00

Interview with Bellingham’s Stones Throw Brewery

Jack Pflueger is owner of Stones Throw Brewing, one of Belligham's soon to be breweries.  I wanted to learn what they're up to, so I dropped him some questions. Tony (brewer) and Jack from Stones Throw are great guys and we should be happy to have them in the community. Check [...]

2017-09-18T13:13:16-07:00

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