Garden Path Fermentation Announces Grand Opening of The Great Northern Bottle Shop & Lounge

The Great Northern Bottle Shop & Lounge located at 1319 Commercial Street in Bellingham, Washington. (image courtesy of Google)

The next phase in the growth of Garden Path Fermentation is set to take place this weekend as the five-year-old craft brewer will open The Great Northern Bottle Shop and Lounge.

Located in Bellingham, Washington, this new bottle shop and taproom will feature both Garden Path and guest products available for onsite consumption as well as a broad range of bottles to go. The Great Northern Bottle Shop and Lounge takes over the space that was once home to Ulsce Irish Pub. The official grand opening date is Saturday, June 17 at 12:00pm.

“When we opened Garden Path in April 2018, our mission was twofold,” said Garden Path co-owner Amber Watts, in a statement. “We wanted to make beer, cider, wine, and mead using hyperlocal ingredients and native yeast, and we wanted to share our fermented beverages alongside those from producers who inspire us. Our brewery and taproom in Burlington features a curated selection of thoughtfully made beers and ciders as well as minimal intervention wines, including our own. We love to tell the stories behind them, and we’re eager to expand our customer base and share our enthusiasm.”

The Great Northern will have 30+ taps of beer, cider, and natural wine, including a beer engine for cask ales and traditional side pull faucet for lagers. The shop will also have an expanded bottle selection, featuring many rare beers, traditional ciders, and a wide range of natural wines.

“Having a presence in Bellingham will help us forge a stronger relationship with the city’s craft beer, wine, cider, and culinary communities and to be even more specialized in our retail offerings, bringing in direct shipments from out-of-state breweries and wineries and in time building what we hope will be among the best curated selections of Lambic, farmhouse ale, minimal intervention wine, and traditional cider that can be found anywhere in the world,” said Garden Path co-owner Ron Extract, in a statement.

The Great Northern’s operating hours will be from 12:00pm – 9:00pm Wednesday through Monday. It is a 21+ venue, and leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome. The Great Northern will not have food service, but customers are welcome to bring in outside food.

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The Great Northern Bottle Shop and Lounge
1319 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225