Artisian, family-friendly, bring-your-pets-along pub crawl on your to-do list? It is now! But with 17 brewery locations now operating in Bellingham and Whatcom County, it can be tricky to keep track of them all. To address all your burning questions, we’ve compiled a directory of breweries in Whatcom County, with quick facts for reference. Cheers! 

  1. Aslan Brewing Co. 
    Established in 2014, all beer brewed at Aslan Brewing Company is USDA Certified Organic. Their downtown location is family-friendly and has become so popular, Aslan opened a second location, adult-only, Aslan Depot in 2018.  
  • Full Food Menu  
  • Family Friendly    
  1. Atwood Ales 
    Atwood started in 2016 with Belgian-inspired farmhouse ales utilizing local and seasonal ingredients from the family farm in Blaine. Atwood does not operate a tasting room. Find Atwood beer in bottles and on tap around Whatcom County using their Beer Finder.  
  1. Boundary Bay Brewery 
    Known for being Bellingham’s oldest brewery, Boundary was established in 1995 and has been a long-established community gathering place offering a wide variety of brews. They are still a hub for family-friendly activities in Downtown Bellingham.    
  • Full Food Menu  
  • Family Friendly    
  1. Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen  
    Chuckanut was awarded National Small Brewpub of the Year in 2009, only one year after opening in Bellingham, and continues to brew award-winning European-style lagers and ales! This family-friendly brewery offers a full menu along with its delicious brews. Chuckanut was also awarded Washington State Large Brewery of the Year in 2017.  
  • Full Food Menu  
  • Family Friendly  
  1. FrinGe Brewing 
    In 2019, the city of Ferndale welcomed its first commercial brewery, FrinGe.   
  • Rotating Food Trucks  
  • Family Friendly  
  1. Gruff Brewing 
    Gruff Brewing (or is it Ruff Brewing?) offers an enormous beer garden outback. It’s dog-friendly, and with 16 taps, Gruff regularly releases experimental, small-batch beers to help make the humans happy as well.      
  1. Kulshan Brewing 
    A true neighborhood brewery, Kulshan offers an expansive lineup of Northwest-style ales and lagers.   

Kulshan has three locations in Bellingham: Sunnyland, K2 a 30-barrel brewhouse known, and now their K3 Trackside location downtown overlooking Bellingham Bay.  

  • Rotating Food Trucks  
  • Family Friendly    
  1. Menace Brewing 
    Sister business to The Local, Menace opened in 2017 in the Fountain District’s neighborhood.  
  • Rotating Food Trucks  
  • Family Friendly  
  1. North Fork Brewery 
    What’s not unique about the North Fork? They’ve been known as a “beer shrine”, wedding chapel, and pizzeria since 1997 making them a mandatory stop for anyone driving Mount Baker Highway.  
  • Full Food Menu  
  • Family Friendly    
  1. Stemma Brewing Company 
    New to the Bellingham beer scene, Stemma opened in 2019 and became known for offering weekly events for the beer community including trivia night and comedy hour.  
  • Rotating Food Trucks  
  • Family Friendly    
  1. Stones Throw Brewery 
    Established in 2016, Stones Throw’s outdoor fire pit seating area is hands down the most attractive in Bellingham, and the brewery is made out of shipping containers.  
  • Rotating Food Trucks  
  • Family Friendly   
  1. Structures Brewing 
    Structures offer mixed fermentations and focus on fresh, small-batch brews including Saisons, NE IPAs, and barrel-aged varieties.   
  1. Twin Sisters Brewing and Bellingham Beer Garden 
    Twin Sisters features a full-service restaurant and bar with an expansive beer garden. Twin Sisters opened in 2018 and quickly became known for being Bellingham’s largest brewery beer garden.   
  • Full Food Menu  
  • Family Friendly  
  1. Wander Brewing 
    Wander serves traditional styles while experimenting with mixed fermentations through the Wander Barrel Project. Officially opening in 2014, four years later they were recognized as the winner of 2018 Washington Large Brewery of the Year at the Washington Beer Awards.  
  • Rotating Food Trucks  
  • Family Friendly    
  1. Otherlands Beer 
    Otherlands Beer offers "rustic lagers and farmhouse ales alongside European inspired street foods in a cozy guest house tavern."  
  1. Beach Cat Brewing 
    Beach Cat is the first brewery in Birch Bay with six taps featuring all Beach Cat originals.    
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