5 Bellingham Breweries that Are a Must Visit

 

Just a short drive from the Farmstead is Bellingham, arguably one of the best craft-brew scenes in the Northwest. As of June 2020, Whatcom County had 17 breweries – 14 of which are within Bellingham city limits.

Here’s a roundup of our top five favorites breweries in Bellingham and everything you need to know about them!

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 sustainability and 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, that is 21+.

Address: 1330 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225

28 minutes from the Farmstead via Hannegan Road

Aslan Brewery

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chuckanut Brewery

Founded in 2008, Chuckanut Brewery is an award-winning brewery with two locations, the one in Bellingham called “North Nut.” Offering local, fresh foods to pair with their beers, the space has a dining room, waterside patio and covered outdoor space that are fit for all ages. Chuckanut also has a bar space for guests 21+.

Address: 601 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225

28 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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