Méthode Traditionnelle attempts to define a growing category of American-made, Lambic-inspired beers

An increasing number of American breweries are making beers similar to Belgian Lambics using traditional methods, such as spontaneous fermentations, turbid mashes, long boils, barrel aging, etc., along with traditional ingredients such as raw/unmalted wheat and aged hops. Some are even blending one-, two-, and three-year-old batches, similar to Belgian Gueuze [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:21:20+00:00October 25th, 2017|

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 [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:22:17+00:00July 26th, 2016|

Tap Roundup – 7/8

Pint Points Aslan and Bellingham Beer Lab Collaboration Ron Extract, formerly of Jester King Brewery, visited our fair city last week. We were supposed to meet up with him, but our paths didn't cross. He did stop by a handful of breweries though. Regardless, we're excited for whatever direction they [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:22:22+00:00July 8th, 2016|

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 [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:22:42+00:00April 26th, 2016|

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 [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:22:50+00:00March 3rd, 2016|

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 [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:23:02+00:00February 5th, 2016|

Wander Brewing’s Barrel Project expands with new foeder

Wander Brewing recently increased its Barrel Project capacity by 620 gallons, after it purchased and installed a brand-new, 20-barrel foeder. This new vessel adds to Wander’s growing arsenal of more than 80 barrels. A foeder (pronounced FOOD-er, and also spelled foedre or foudre) is a large oak vat that is often [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:23:04+00:00January 26th, 2016|