5 Bellingham Breweries that Are a Must Visit

These breweries are a must-visit for beer enthusiasts due to the quality and variety of their award-winning beers. Whether you’re a fan of hoppy IPAs, rich stouts, or crisp lagers, you’re sure to find something you’ll love in Bellingham. Additionally, the taprooms at each of these breweries offer a fun and relaxed atmosphere, making them great places to spend an evening with friends or family.

Just a short drive from the Farmstead is Bellingham, arguably one of the best craft-brew scenes in the Northwest.  Whatcom County has 17 breweries – 14 of which are within Bellingham city limits.

Bellingham, Washington is known for having a thriving craft beer scene and is home to several award-winning breweries. Here are a few must-visit breweries in Bellingham that have received recognition for their beers:

Aslan Brewing Co.

Aslan opened in 2014 and has been a staple of Downtown Bellingham since. Committed to organic, locally sourced goods and low-impact practices, Aslan aims for the sustainability and the betterment of their community. With a variety of beers on tap and a delicious menu of food, you won’t leave Aslan unhappy.

The brewpub has indoor and outdoor seating, is family-friendly and Fido is welcome on the patio. Aslan also has a second location, Aslan Depot, which is 21+.

Address: 1330 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225

28 minutes from the Farmstead via Hannegan Road

Twin Sisters Brewing Company

Twin Sisters is one of the newer kids on the block, open since 2018, but don’t let that fool you – it’s a gem of a spot. There’s a taproom that’s 21+ as well as a spacious restaurant for all ages with a variety of food and drinks, including beer, wine, and cocktails.

Twin Sisters also has a beautiful, open-air beer garden (the biggest in town!) that is open on warm nights, perfect for the family or to meet up with friends and play lawn games with a cold one. Plus, it’s dog-friendly!

Address: 500 Carolina St, Bellingham, WA 98225

25 minutes from the Farmstead via Hannegan Road

Boundary Bay Brewery

Boundary Bay is Bellingham’s oldest brewery, established in 1995, so it is a must-visit! A community staple, Boundary Bay offers handcrafted, award-winning beer and fresh, local food in its taproom and family-friendly bistro.

They also have a deck for outdoor dining and a dog-friendly beer garden, perfect for warm summer nights.

Address: 1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

29 minutes from the Farmstead via Hannegan Road

Stemma Brewing 

Stemma Brewing Co. is a family run brewery that opened in Summer 2019. They are passionate about food, drink and bringing people together. Their hope is that our taproom becomes an extension of your living room and a place where relationships happen. They create beer so you can sit back, relax, and create better friendships. They invite you to share our family’s love and passion over a well-crafted pint.

2039 Moore StBellingham, Washington 98229

30 minutes from the Farmstead via Hannegan Road

Stones Throw Brewery

Sustainability, community, and adventure – that is what Stones Throw Brewery aims to capture. Built from shipping containers (have you ever heard of that before?!), Stones Throw is a unique space with various indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Opened in 2016 and located in historic Fairhaven, the taproom is a welcoming spot for like-minded people, and it’s a dog and kid-friendly environment. Although they don’t have a kitchen, Stones Throw has rotating food trucks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and outside food is welcome at the brewery. They also offer wine!

Address: 1009 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

30 minutes from the Farmstead via Hannegan Road


For more information on Bellingham, check out our Local Guide.

And be sure to enjoy the magnificent sunset before you head back north to your cozy getaway at the Oostema Farmstead, we will keep the light on for ya.

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