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Nominated for: BEST Brewpub
15 years ago we found a home in the heart of downtown Bellingham. We opened our doors on September 16th, 1995 in a restored, historic warehouse right across the street from the Saturday Farmers Market. From the beginning we knew that we wanted to make the kinds of beers that we liked to drink: big, bold Northwest brews. Early on, our handcrafted ales began gaining recognition and we quickly became a place where the locals love to go.
We started with just six beers on tap, mostly English-style ales like ESB and Scotch Ale. Over the years, we’ve expanded our brewing and now feature 7 beers permanently on tap, 3 rotating seasonal taps and 2 ales always on cask. Throughout the year, we feature over 25 seasonal varieties, ranging from classics like our IPA to the cult favorites like our Cabin Fever and Imperial IPA.
Our beers have won over 70 awards on both a national and international level at competitions like the North American Beer Awards, the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, and we are the only NW brewery to ever receive the title of Alpha King! We’ve been voted the Best Brewery in Washington, named as one of the top 25 breweries in the United States and ranked as the largest producing brewpub in the nation for the last three years in a row.
We are locally owned and operated, and we self distribute all of our beer in Western Washington. Keeping it local is a way of doing business that really makes sense to us. We provide jobs to over 100 people in the community. We work with at least 15 local suppliers to create a menu of fun, fresh Northwest pub food and we proudly support over 100 local non-profits every year.