Bellingham Beer Week Returns September 12 – 21

2014 Bellingham Beer Week

Bellingham Beer Week returns for its 3rd year taking place from Friday, September 12th through Sunday, September 21st. The beer scene is growing quite steadily with some very solid recent openings in the Northwestern Washington city of Bellingham making it a craft beer destination just south of the Canadian border.

All five Bellingham craft breweries including Chuckanut, Boundary Bay, Kulshan, Aslan, and Wander along with many regional breweries, numerous beer bars, beer stores, restaurants, and other businesses will be hosting beer-related events throughout the city for this 10 day beer week.

The mission of Bellingham Beer Week is to celebrate and promote craft beer in Bellingham and beyond, and to recognize their local craft beer producers, retailers, distributors, and consumers who positively impact the local community in so many ways. With the recent news of Kulshan Brewing expanding to a second location in early 2015, this support and growth is even more evident. Bellingham Beer Week is a not-for-profit, collaborative effort run by passionate members of the local beer community.

2014 Bellingham Beer Week Collabo Beer

To make this beer week even more special, all nine local brewers of Whatcom County teamed up to make a brand new collaboration beer, Whatcom Wheat Ale. During Bellingham Beer Week, Whatcom Wheat Ale will be available in cans, as well as on tap at various locations.

10 Barrel Bellingham Crush_sAnd this support extends beyond the local breweries of Bellingham. Beyond this collaborative beer, Bellingham Beer Week has four beers that were specially brewed for the week of events. These beers include 10 Barrel’s Bellingham Crush, Fremont Cowiche Canyon Hop Lab #3, Chuckanut Brewery Local Malt Alt, and Wander Brewing BBW #3 Tripel. Not too shabby for this growing beer community.

Here is a list of events for Bellingham Beer Week.

Friday, September 12th
BBW Beer Takeover at The Copper Hog
4:30pm Bellingham Tap Trail’s Trail Breaking Party
5:00pm First Call, with Our TreeHouse at Elizabeth Station
5:30pm Hoppy Trails for YOU! Pint Night at Kulshan Brewery
5:30pm Local Malt Alt Tapping at Chuckanut Brewery
6:00pm Schooner Exact Brewer’s Night at McKay’s Taphouse
6:00pm Steve and Eric’s Neat Beer (barrel aged baltic porter) at Elizabeth Station
7:00pm Ninkasi Beer Cocktails at Rock & Rye

Saturday, September 13th
IPA-Off at the Copper Hog
10:00am 8th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament
11:00am “Better Late than Never” GRAND OPENING at Aslan Brewing
12:00pm Brewery Open Houses
5:00pm Black Raven “On Tap” Event at Elizabeth Station
6:00pm Elysian Brewing Tap Takeover at McKay’s Taphouse
6:00pm Ninkasi Brewer’s Night at the Green Frog
9:00pm Ninkasi presents Black Beast Revival and Maiden Voyage at the Green Frog

Sunday, September 14th
Barley Wood Squares at Das Schweinhaus
Single Hop IPAs at Elizabeth Station
7:00am Chuckanut Century / Post-Ride Celebration at Boundary Bay Brewery
12:00pm Bite of Bellingham
12:00pm Free Homebrew Demo at North Corner Brewing Supply
4:00pm Beer School/Deschutes Night at the Green Frog
4:00pm Wander to Wander 1K at Wander Brewing
6:00pm New Belgium Brewer’s Night at McKay’s Taphouse

Monday, September 15th
6:00pm Bale Breaker Brewer’s Night at The Green Frog
6:00pm Machine House Cask Night at McKay’s Taphouse
6:00pm Grand Brew Master Dinner at the Cliff House
7:00pm Beer Trivia at Kulshan Brewery
7:30pm The Local Brewer’s Cup Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, September 16th
Green Flash Brewer’s Night at The Copper Hog
2:00pm Cascade Brewery Sours Night at Elizabeth Station
6:00pm Fremont Brewer’s Night at McKay’s Taphouse
6:00pm Hi-Fi Brewers Night at Maggie’s Pub
6:00pm Kitsap County Brewery Showcase at the Green Frog
7:00pm Great Divide Tap Takeover at Rock & Rye
7:00pm femALES: Women in Beer @ Boundary Bay Brewery

Wednesday, September 17th
5:00pm Beer Craft Night with The Station Ladies at Elizabeth Station
6:00pm Menace/Chuckanut/Local Pairing Dinner at The Local
6:00pm Anderson Valley Brewer’s Night at the Green Frog
6:30pm “Crafting a Nation” showing at Pickford Film Center
6:30pm Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise featuring Boundary Bay, Island Hoppin’, Schooner EXACT
7:00pm 10 Barrel/Silver City Trivia Event at McKay’s Taphouse

Thursday, September 18th
Brewers’ Olympics with Firestone Walker at Das Schweinhaus
6:00pm Menace Brewing Tap Take-Over at The Local
6:00pm Sour Beer Showcase at The Green Frog
6:00pm Stone Brewer’s Night at McKay’s Taphouse

Friday, September 19th
Das Schweinhaus Oktoberfest
5:00pm Firestone Walker Tap Takeover at Elizabeth Station
6:00pm Ninkasi’s Rare Beer Night at McKay’s Taphouse
6:30pm Bellingham Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 20th
Das Schweinhaus Oktoberfest
12:00pm Bellingham Traverse & Beer Garden at Boundary Bay
4:00pm Sourfest at Elizabeth Station
6:00pm 5Point Film Fest sponsored by Kulshan Brewery
6:00pm Full Sail Brewers Night at McKay’s Taphouse

Sunday, September 21st
Das Schweinhaus Oktoberfest
12:00pm Meet-and-Greet with Stones Throw Brewers, Whatcom Wheat, Perfectly Paired
12:45pm 2nd Annual Hike & Brewery Meet-up, hosted by Beers At The Bottom
7:00pm Whiskey Ridge Brewing Co