Tap Roundup 3/22

By |2019-03-22T14:24:36+00:00March 22nd, 2019|

Pint Points

  • Stones Throw is looking for volunteers for their third anniversary block party coming up on March 30! These are always so much fun, so if you’re interested in volunteering, check out their Instagram for details!
  • We are officially less than a month away from Bellingham Beer Week! It’s the best week of the year in our eyes. You can learn more about the events going on around town at 30+ locations throughout the week here.We are constantly adding more events so keep checking back.
  • The weekly Lost Giants infusion is a Rosemary-Infused Elderberry Blackberry cider, on tap until Sunday!

-New Pints-

Aslan Brewing Co.

FIFA (French India Farmhouse Ale)

Instead of using a Belgian yeast in an IPA, Aslan took FIFA back to its roots and created a hoppy Belgian beer. The classic yeast profile is balanced against Southern Hemisphere hops to create a flavor experience that is best described as Fruit Stripe gum. Krausening created the carbonation in this beer, giving it a more refined finish.

5.8% ABV

Arcade Dreams NW Pale Ale

This beer is a tip of the cap to the early days of craft brewing in America. A time when bitterness and malt driven body were still shocking to the pallet. This beer has a smooth, bready mouthfeel with a restrained, drying bitterness. A true American classic.

5% ABV

GRUFF Brewing Co.

AP Lager

This crisp American Party Lager is only 4% for maximum crushability. Made with 100% @skagitvalleymalting.

Nitro Cereal & Milk Stout

Brewed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs and Cocoa Puffs, this Milk Stout is better than the leftover milk in the cereal bowl. Made with 100% @skagitvalleymalting.

Illuminati Brewing Company

Sudden Valley Stout

Big and bold with great complexity, this stout pours a dark black with a creamy, tan head. Indulge in the aromas of dark chocolate, licorice, coffee, and vanilla for a flavor explosion. Brewed with @skagitvalleymalting Pilot Pale and exclusive malts from South America, and balanced with Columbus and Tomahawk hops from Yakima Valley.

9.7% ABV

Bella Genie Belgian Golden Ale

It’s definitely not new head brewer Dave Meadows’ first rodeo when it comes to Belgians. This one is perfect for patio sippin’!

Menace Brewing

Center for Ants IPA

Notes of guava and grapefruit with a fluffy mouthfeel… Almost makes you feel like a model.

Stones Throw Brewery

Tree Rings India Pale Lager

This heavily dry hopped lager has a perceived bitterness and fresh finish. The prominent hop aroma pairs with the light body and zippy lemon, orange and grapefruit flavors. Slight pine notes attribute to the namesake.

6% ABV

Twin Sisters Brewing Company

Miss Spelt Saison

It’s finally saison season over at Twin Sisters. This one has been fermenting and changing for a while, and we can’t wait to try the finished product.

5.4% ABV

Wander Brewing

2019 Wild Warehouse

“This farmhouse ale was our first ever release from our Barrel Project, and the original Chardonnay barrels are still giving it a home.” Wander Brewing releases this special beer every year from the same barrels. Cheers to tradition!

The Willows Inn Loganita Foeder Beer

Yet another Wander tradition is making a beer with The Willows Inn, a very special place on Lummi Island. After undergoing primary fermentation with a blend of two saison yeast strains, the young beer made its way into one of our American white oak Foeders where it picked up native-to-the-wood wildness and a slight edge of oaky acidity. This beer is light, effervescent, adventurous, and delightfully delicate.

Billy Crystal

‘Billy Crystal’ is hopped entirely with Crystal hops nestled within a grist featuring flaked oats, malted red wheat, and a touch of crystal malt. Hazy straw in color and dry with biting floral notes. So, come on. Drink up. Mime is money.

Doglost Pilsner

A Bellingham favorite, Doglost Pilsner makes it’s annual debut just in time for the sunshine! Nice to have you back.

About the Author:

Layne Carter
Tap Trail's Assistant Editor, Layne Carter, grew up in Spokane, Washington but has spent the last five years in Bellingham studying journalism at WWU. When she’s not beertending around town, you can find her biking, drinking beer or biking to a number of local breweries for a beer.