The Portland Dilemma: Why an Excess in Breweries Does Not Equal a Craft Beer Community

The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect that of Tap Trail. In the world of craft beer, a question that always seems to pop up is, “How big is too big?” Whether we’re talking about a brewery’s production level or the number of breweries per city, there seems to be an [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:25-07:00

Vancouver BC 4th Most Craft Beer Drinkers in Canada

Canada has craft beer brewing chops. Just look towards the highly touted Four Winds Brewing, right across the border and the numerable internationally recognized breweries in and around Vancouver BC. Vancouver will have upwards of 25 breweries in the coming months with more on the way. But for all their amazing beers Vancouver [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:11-07:00

Bellingham on Track to Have Double the Breweries Per Capita of Seattle

Bellingham is on track to have 12 breweries by somewhere around February 2016. We have a population of 80,000. That means we'll have 1 brewery for every 6,700 people. Aslan Brewing Company Boundary Bay Brewing Chuckanut Brewing Gruff Brewing - (Summer 2015) Kulshan Brewing Kulshan Brewing #2 (K2) - (June 2015) Menace Brewing North [...]

2015-05-15T14:07:48-07:00

Interview with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Patrick McEvoy, our Bottle Editor, recently got to interview the good folks at renowned Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project out of Denver, Colorado. Their beer is heading our way and this is great news for Bellingham. Look for it soon at Elizabeth Station! Here's the full interview: The only people I know [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:53-07:00

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

Aslan Brewing Collaborates with Base Camp Brewing on “Night Riders” Imperial Steam Lager

Aslan Brewing Company and Base Camp Brewing Company recently collaborated on two separate beers, but one style. This "cascadian collaboration" was built around mutual interests, the great outdoors and their love of beers that don't follow traditional style guidelines. The first collaboration beer was brewed at Base Camp about 5 weeks ago, [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:57-07:00

Aslan to Celebrate 100th Batch of Beer & Tap Triple IPA

Aslan Brewing will be celebrating it's 100 batch of beer next Monday 4/20, 5pm. In celebration they'll be tapping their MegaThrust Triple IPA. You'll have a chance to join in the festivities and meet the brewers and owners. From Aslan Brewing Celebration starts at 5pm. We will be tapping the Megathrust and [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:58-07:00

Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo Begins in Portland

The Craft Brewers Conference runs from April 14th - April 17th in Portland, Oregon. This is no small affair, as you can see from this photos of last year's conference in Denver, Colorado. There will be over 15,000 attendees, 575 businesses, and 16o presenters. Portland last hosted the conference in 2001, [...]

2018-10-18T13:29:01-07:00

Seattle Brewery Received Cease and Desist for Beer name

Peddler Brewing Company of Seattle, WA has received a cease and desist from the Lost Coast Brewery of California for their previously named Tangerine Wheat. Peddler changed the name to Tangerine Hefeweizen as a result. The issue with naming rights and copyright is well documented by us. Here's the story from [...]

2015-04-07T15:12:27-07:00

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
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