You might have seen some of Illuminati’s posts on Facebook and wondered when the long-awaited brewery will be opening. Here’s a quick update.
Illuminati Brewing (and Masquerade Wine) co-owner and Chief Fermentation Officer Bill Kimmerly told me all his paperwork is in, and that the opening date is ultimately in the hands of the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) and the WSLCB (Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board). It sounds like an opening by this summer is possible. “I’m being as aggressive as I feel I can be with these unknowns,” he says.
Once open, Illuminati will share a taproom and production space with Masquerade Wine at 3950 Hammer Drive, Suite 101, in Bellingham.