Bellingham Beer Week

Bellingham Beer Week

Bellingham Beer Week spans from September 20th – September 29th

The events of the week are below:

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

The Copper Hog and Ninkasi host Barleywood Squares – Everyone’s favorite beer trivia game, Barleywood Squares! Come see if the 9 beer celebrity panel guests are full of s#%t or not. 5 p.m.-midnight.

“Craft Beer Revolution” Book Launch – Celebrate with author Joe Wiebe at Elizabeth Station as he launches his book, “Craft Beer Revolution: The insider’s guide to B.C. breweries,” and speaks about B.C.’s extraordinary craft beer industry. The book will be available for sale, courtesy of Village Books, and Joe will be on hand to sign copies. 3-5 p.m.

BellinghamBay Oktoberfest Cruise – After a summer of sold-out “Bellingham Bay BREWS Cruises,” San Juan Cruises have added an Oktoberfest cruise during Bellingham Beer Week. The 6:30-8 p.m. cruise will feature BoundaryBay beers with a special Harvest Rye beer, along with several other Northwest breweries to be announced soon. Each brewery will have at least one fall beer available, and a variety of light snacks will be served. Price is $35 + tax (21 & over only). Departure is from the Alaska Ferry Terminal in Fairhaven. Reservations can be made online or by calling 360.738.8099. More information can be found here: http://www.whales.com/Cruises/Beer-Tasting-Cruise.aspx

Beer-and-Cheese Pairing Specials at Old World Deli – Pairings done by Annalou Vincent, previous co-owner of Cheese Meat(s) Beer, 4-8 p.m. (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

Firestone Walker Tap Takeover at Elizabeth Station, 5-9 p.m.

Kulshan Brewery Tours at Noon, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

22% off all 22-ounce beers at Dashi Noodle Bar (Sept. 23-28), dashinoodlebar.com.

Special Happy Hour at Grand Ave Alehouse – Free pretzels with homemade beer mustard (made with Kulshan Brewery’s Bastard Kat IPA) during Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m., plus there will be an extended Happy Hour for local beers until 8 p.m.

Belgian Tap Takeover at Goat Mountain Pizza – Belgian ales on tap all week long. Pair one with a slice of pizza or a brioche waffle!

Beer & Chocolate Pairings (on the dessert menu all week long) at Boundary Bay Brewery, with Chocolate Necessities chocolate.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

Food Truck Round Up – This benefit for Whatcom County Food Banks will feature local food trucks, live music, a Beer Garden featuring Kulshan Brewing Co. beer (sponsored by Whatcom County North Rotary Club), plus activities for kids! 1200 Iowa Street. Presale tickets are $10, which includes 5 free food samples, and they are available at Industrial Credit Union branches, Whatcom County Haggen stores, Whatcom County Cruisin’ Coffee locations, Bellingham Grocery Outlet, and Kelley Insurance (Everson and Sumas). Event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Blind IPA Trials at Elizabeth Station, all day.

Bellingham Beer Week Hike-Brewery Meet-Up hosted by Beers at the Bottom – You are invited to join Beers at the Bottom (beersatthebottom.com) for a special hike to Fragrance Lake, then share some beers at the bottom at Kulshan Brewery. Hike begins at noon; Kulshan meet-up at 4 p.m. For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/195071810667631/

Oktoberfest at Chuckanut Brewery. Festbier will be on tap along with other local beers, plus German-inspired food and live music, 4-10 p.m.

Beer-and-Cheese Pairing Specials at Old World Deli – Pairings done by Annalou Vincent, previous co-owner of Cheese Meat(s) Beer, 4-8 p.m. (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

Elysian Tap Takeover at McKay’s Taphouse – About 30 different Elysian beers on tap, including a huge pumpkin firkin beer, plus Elysian brewers and live music! 5:30-10 p.m. (As a bonus, this event will kick off McKay’s Taphouse’s Pumpkinfest – Elysian pumpkin beers will be on tap at McKay’s throughout the following week!)

Laurelwood Brewing Co. Total Tap Takeover at The Copper Hog, with head brewer Vasili, 6-9 p.m.

22% off all 22-ounce beers at Dashi Noodle Bar (Sept. 23-28), dashinoodlebar.com.

Special Happy Hour at Grand Ave Alehouse – Free pretzels with homemade beer mustard (made with Kulshan Brewery’s Bastard Kat IPA) during Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m., plus there will be an extended Happy Hour for local beers until 8 p.m.

Belgian Tap Takeover at Goat Mountain Pizza – Belgian ales on tap all week long. Pair one with a slice of pizza or a brioche waffle!

Beer & Chocolate Pairings (on the dessert menu all week long) at Boundary Bay Brewery, with Chocolate Necessities chocolate.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

Beer & Bike Tour – Starts at noon at Boundary Bay Brewery, then heads to Kulshan for the 1 p.m. Cornhole Tournament, then to Chuckanut for a pint, then to Elizabeth Station’s Block Party.

Cornhole Tournament at Kulshan Brewery – Signups and brewery tours between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Cornhole Tournament begins at 1 p.m.

Special Happy Hour at Grand Ave Alehouse – Free pretzels with homemade beer mustard (made with Kulshan Brewery’s Bastard Kat IPA) during Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m., plus there will be an extended Happy Hour for local beers until 8 p.m.

Beer & Chocolate Pairings (on the dessert menu all week long) at Boundary Bay Brewery, with Chocolate Necessities chocolate.

Bellingham Beer Week – “Last Call! Block Party” at Elizabeth Station benefitting The TreeHouse (http://www.kcnw.org/home).

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