Craft beer enthusiasts rejoice! Bellingham is home to over a dozen craft breweries, each offering something unique and delicious! Whether you like IPAs, stouts, hefeweizens or pale ales—we guarantee you’ll find your new favorite beer in this Pacific Northwest craft brew oasis! Here are just a few of the Bellingham breweries we’d like to raise a glass to.
Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen
Being in the craft beer industry for over 30 years, it’s safe to say brewmaster, Will Kemper and his wife, Mari know what they’re doing at Chuckanut Brewery. We promise your taste buds will agree! From their light, crisp and lemony ChuckaReuben Ale to their dry and hoppy British IPA, making a choice can be difficult—but luckily you don’t have to decide! Order a beer flight and ask the bartender to select their top six. After, you can order a full pint of your favorite! Don’t forget to grab a bite while you’re here too! The brewery has a fantastic menu, featuring monthly and weekly specials sourced from as many local and regional food growers and producers as possible. If you’re visiting in the summer, a visit for their Saturday and Sunday brunches is a must—complete with beer cocktails and mimosas!
Kulshan Brewing Company
Kulshan Brewing is a charming brewery, with two separate locations, that works hard to sustainably create great beer! Their brewery focuses on creating true-to-style ales and lagers. We decided to check out their double IPA called, Bull of the Woods. Though every option sounding absolutely delicious, we decided on this hoppy drink due to its beautiful deep golden color. We were not disappointed! This beer is dry with a ton of hoppy flavor. You’ll be able to taste mouth-watering hints of grapefruit, pine and spice. Be sure to visit their James Street location for a family-friendly taproom, a dog-friendly outdoor beer garden and rotating food trucks. Plus, check their website for regular events and music for some unique and local entertainment!
Wander Brewing’s adventurous name gives good insight to the heartbeat of this business and its globe-trotting owners, Chad and Colleen Kuehl. “Wandering teaches us that not all creatures follow the same path,
uniqueness is good and some of the richest life lessons come from the most unexpected places,” the Kuehls state on their website. Spending most of their married life traveling, the couple has incorporated those rich and unique lessons into their beers— giving each of their beers a name based off the origin of the ingredients used and the area in which the style of beer was created. While enjoying your travel-inspired beer, sit and daydream with your friends about where you’d like to take your next Allegiant vacation!
Curious about the many other breweries in Bellingham? The city makes it easy for you to navigate them all with their Bellingham Tap Trail Passport, which can be picked up at the Bellingham Visitor Center. Order a pint at each brewery and receive a stamp on your passport (designated drivers can get a free stamp). Once you’ve filled up your passport, you can head to one of Bellingham’s information centers to trade it in for some Tap Trail Swag such as keychains, leather coasters, Silipints or t-shirts! Count us in!
Ready to experience Bellingham’s craft beer world for yourself? Book your trip to Bellingham now on Allegiant.com.