The Best Washington State Breweries for a Pint

Washington State Breweries

Our neck of the northwest is known for beer, and some of the best Washington State breweries call Bellingham home. According to the Washington Beer Association, “In Washington state, our brewers pride themselves on developing unique beer using imaginative ingredients, such as hot peppers or white chocolate, while also perfecting the mainstays like IPAs and Pilsners.” And you’ll see this dedication at all of these Washington State breweries in Bellingham.

The beermakers in the northwest are also known for using the freshest hops, seasonal ingredients, and methods that brew the most outstanding products. There’s nothing like a hoppy Northwest-style IPA poured from the tap at these Washington State breweries. Thankfully, it’s not just all about beer too! Many of these nearby breweries have fantastic food menus with local, seasonal ingredients and creative dishes that pair perfectly with a refreshing brew.

Before you set out to tour these Washington State breweries, you’ll want to get your lodging on the books. Our Bellingham Bed and Breakfast is the ideal choice for a private getaway, set back in the stunning northwest wilderness but close enough to all of the action of downtown Bellingham. We have three styles of stay here: two romantic B&B suites, a private guest cottage, and a glamping tent. Whichever you choose, you’ll have access to our year-round indoor luxury pool and hot tub.

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Washington State Breweries

The Best Washington State Breweries near our B&B

After you’ve settled into your guest suite, Bellingham is just a short drive, and you can head out to explore the beers and menus at these Washington State breweries. As always, plan on bringing back a six-pack to enjoy by the firepit!

Here are our five favorite Washington State breweries in Bellingham:

  • Boundary Bay Brewery: Known as Bellingham’s original craft brewery, this century-old warehouse building is a lovely place to grab a pint. The brewery is family-friendly and offers indoor and outdoor seating. The food menu consists of up-scale pub grub with hearty burgers, mac and cheese, and fresh salads.
  • Aslan Brewing: Always organic and always fresh, this local Bellingham brewery is a great spot to add to your itinerary. The food menu leans Asian-fusion with Bahn mi bowl, chicken katsu sandwiches, or Korean BBQ tofu, and these dishes pair perfectly with their creative and flavorful brews.
  • Wander Brewing: Voted as the best large Washington State brewery of the year in 2018, you won’t want to miss grabbing a pint here. The current tap list has 13 releases, including IPAs, barrel-aged sours, brown ales, and dark beers.
  • Kulshan Brewing Company: You’ll want to check out the new Trackside Beer Garden, which recently opened in the former Georgia Pacific paper mill site in Bellingham’s burgeoning waterfront district. There are 20 taps featuring seasonal releases and longtime favorites.
  • Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen: This is a great stop to hit for lunch along I-5 into Bellingham before checking in at our B&B. Located in Burlington, this is one of the Washington State breweries known for its award-winning brews. You can’t miss the bright red barn, home to the brew station and taproom. Bring your beer outside to the rolling green lawns and try your hand at some yard games.

Washington State Breweries

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