PROUDLY BREWED IN FAIRHAVEN, WASHINGTON
We're 7-barrels small, which means we experiment, evolve, and embrace everything about small batches.
With only six taps in the taproom available to our craft beer, not every beer we brew is always available.
But this flexibility isn't just half the fun, it's also half the challenge. Want to learn about our beer?
Come drink one with the neighborhood.
And yes - we serve flights, and will gladly fill a growler (or squealer) for you to take to go!
These flagship beers are almost always on tap
India Pale Ale
7.0% ABV // 80 IBU
Here in the Northwest, every brewery takes pride in their India Pale Ale, the staple to the typical beer lover's diet. This classic IPA is brewed with a blend of 2-Row, White-Wheat and Specialty malts with Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops to craft a well-rounded Northwest favorite. Pine and floral aromas go well with the dry and bitter taste. We raise one to you - our neighborhood!
4.5% ABV // 38 IBU
Named after flattening pennies on the local train track, this flagship Pale Ale is balanced yet slightly bitter, and is brewed with a combination of 2-Row and Specialty malt grains and Cascade and Northern Brewer hops. It has a malt-forward flavor and delicately hoppy aroma.
raincountry liquid sunshine
5.1% ABV // 21 IBU
2017 Washington Brewers Fest Silver Medal
This definitive light Lager hosts the scent of rising bread dough and an ever-so-gentle presence of spicy herbal hops. The dry Pilsner malt backbone, complemented with an easy bitterness, is highly attenuated and refreshing. Named in honor of our close friends at Raincountry Refrigeration, because the taproom bar's chilled cupholders wouldn't be the same without them!
6.2% ABV // 20 IBU
In this hearty and warming Porter, rich and lightly burnt black and chocolate grain flavors are balanced between a malty-sweetness and a minimal hop profile. This Porter is both substantially more technical than the mountain biking trail from which it derives its name, and has been theorized to be the cure to a common cold (day).
Our cast of seasonal and rotating beers which appear often in the taproom
Citra Down, Bottoms Up
7.0% ABV, 60 IBU
Specially crafted for Bellingham Beer Week 2018 before becoming a rotating staple in our India Pale Ale collection, this IPA with a golden tan body is loaded and dry-hopped with Citra and Cascade hops. Mango and melon fruit flavors balance out the slight strawberry aroma. The light and semi-sweet golden and tan body from the special Skagit Valley Triticale malt has hints of caramel.
Pale Ales and Session IPAs
A favorite brewing style of ours is the SMASH: Single Malt and Single Hop. Rather than blending hops and malts to find the right varieties, brewing SMASH beers allows you to really let a a single hop or malt characteristic define the beer. Often they are light but hoppy, and some of our favorites so far have paired Simcoe hops with Violetta Pilsner malt, Cascade hops with Copeland Pale malt, and more!
Fairhaven park trale
5.4% ABV, 46 IBU
This Pale Ale is brewed to support the Recreation NW Fairhaven Trail Project. Dry-hopped for earthy, floral, and citrus aromas. Brewed with Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops with a base malt of 2-Row, White Wheat, and Specialty grains. Enjoy!
Total Eclipse of the Hop
Cascadian Dark Ale
7.6% ABV, 64 IBU
Loaded with Chinook and Simcoe hops, giving you a strong aroma and subtle pine and citrus flavor to balance out the mellow bitterness and dark, malty, body. An ever-so-slightly roasted personality goes well with the restrained notes of baking chocolate. But now there’s only love in the dark, nothing I can say, a total eclipse of the hop...
5.1% ABV, 21 IBU
The Raincountry Liquid Sunshine Pilsner-Style Lager finds a delicate balance from this unique coffee blend. With a distinct coffee aroma and mildly roasted flavor that finishes crisp and clean; it’s a perfect combination between two of our favorite breakfast beverages.
5.3%, 35 IBU
Crafted seasonally with Mosaic and Mt. Hood hops, this Blonde Ale is light and crisp yet subtly hoppy. The dry-hop aroma is earthy with gentle orange-peel tones, and the light bready taste has a slightly-spicy finish.
Dark Lager (Schwarzbier)
5.6% ABV, 30 IBU
Crisp and bready like a premium pilsner lager but with a powdery baking chocolate backdrop supported by a firm bitterness, this Schwarzbier-style dark lager is here to get us through Bellingham’s bleak midwinter. The Midnight Rider is dark in color but light in body with the soft and subtle chocolate aroma and flavor.
Sticks and Stones
India Pale Ale
6.1%, 41 IBU
Brewed in collaboration with our good friends behind the Big Stick BBQ Food Truck (our Wednesday evening regular), this IPA is juicy and fruity with a full body and medium bitter profile. Colorfully crafted with 5 different hops, it is a perfect pair with a rack of Rick’s famous Big Stick BBQ ribs!
India Pale Lager
6.0% ABV, 70 IBU
This heavily dry-hopped lager has a perceived bitterness and fresh finish. The heavy hop aromas play into the light body, as the India Pale Lager has a zippy lemon, orange, and grapefruit citrus flavor to the light body. A freshly cut pinesap aroma fittingly lends itself to the Tree Rings name.
5.9% ABV, 16 IBU
Light and dry, this German Bavarian wheat beer has a bright and crisp aromatic body with subdued banana and clove tones. Gently hopped for summer drinking, there are mild notes of white wine in the flavor with a slightly tart and clean finish.
Bitter Safe Than Sorry
Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
5.4% ABV, 26 IBU
This slightly-citric Extra Special Bitter has subtle fruit tones of nectarine and orange with a bready and herbal aroma. The Bitter Safe Than Sorry is served on nitro and was dry-hopped with EKG hops to craft a subtle, whirling haziness in its glossy body. Bitter by British standards, this ESB is safe to drink as the summer weather turns crisp and autumn settles in to stay for a beer or two.
Vienna via skagit
4.9% ABV, 24 IBU
This moderate-strength amber lager has a mild floral aroma with slight bready tones. The simple, subdued, noble hop character has a grassy undertone which balance the hops with the delicate malts. The bronze hue body is composed of 100% local grains from our friends down Chuckanut at Skagit Valley Malting.
India Pale Ale
6.3% ABV, 54 IBU
Tones of citrus and orange peels add a bright, higher tone to the classic hoppiness of a bitter-forward IPA. The light, golden, body allows you to taste the slight spice and Amarillo hops.
Special batches and one-time brews
Robbin’ the farm
7.2% ABV // 64 IBU
Crafted and brewed by Stones Throw beertender and homebrewer Robin Crandall with Stones Throw Asst. Brewer Duncan Kunkel-Patterson, this IPA is slightly hazy from the addition of Oat malt and boasts a light, easy, body and golden-flaxen color. Heavily aromatic with floral and citrus tones, catch notes of melon, mango, and grapefruit in the flavor.
5.6% ABV // 31 IBU
A touch roasty with a subtle bit of caramel flavor, the Switchback Copper Ale is mild, malty, and boasts an amber-toned medium body. With a heavy dose of the classic English Ale hop East Kent Golding, expect a light sense of citrus and lavender in the aroma.
Little red hooligan
5.3% ABV, 31 IBU
Named in honor of Brewmaster Tony’s sailboat run ashore, the Little Red Hooligan has a bronze-red hue, full-bodied flavor, and roasted malt finish. While the red ale has a balanced and low hop characteristic, earthy notes of honey and spice combine with a floral aroma. Slightly sweet and not too dark: a classic summer red!
India Pale Ale
6.3%, 80 IBU
Loaded with Centennial hops for a prominent floral and citrus aroma, the prominent malt backbone goes well with its dry and bitter taste. Pouring with a nice, slightly-hazy orange body, this is the India Pale Ale for a summer that never ends.
6.4% ABV, 33 IBU
We present to you the Dog Days Brown Ale, to be enjoyed in the memory of Ralphie, the four-legged regular who wandered our taproom every weekend. With an earthy and cedar taste, the clean aroma hints of toast and spice from the Mosaic dry-hop. The full and brown body has a slight pie crust finish.
5.3% ABV, 31 IBU
This pale was brewed with the intentions of being another SMASH series beer until it came to the actual hopping: which to use? Well, as you could guess, we couldn’t choose and the Split Decision was born: An aromatic pale ale brewed with both Centennial and Willamette hops. The light body has a slightly spicy kick, dry and distant bitterness, and robust floral flavor with a hint of lemon.
Barrel-Aged Saison, Bottles Only
6.0% ABV, 40 IBU
Highly attenuated and refreshing, this moderate strength light beer has a fresh stone fruit flavor and mild malt sweetness, with a clean and earthy finish. Barrel-aged in Hungarian Oak, we brewed this Brett Saison with local grain sourced from Skagit Valley Malting, Belgian Yeast with Brettanomyces cultivated in-house, Saaz hops, and wort utilized from our award-winning Raincountry Liquid Sunshine Pilsner-Style Lager.
Après snow day
Spiced Winter Ale (22oz Bottles!)
6.9% ABV // 22 IBU
This malt-forward cozy Winter Ale is dark with subtle tones of toast and caramel. EKG and Target hops highlight the Copeland Dark base malt from Skagit Valley Brewing in our first ever bottled beer! Gently spiced with cinnamon, clove, and vanilla, so you can après all day.
The non-spiced version will be briefly on tap as just "Snow Day"
Berliner Weisse Sour
4.9% ABV // 6 IBU
Collaboration with 10 Barrel Brewing Company
Brewed with local Skagit Valley Malting grain and a sour culture from Samish Bay Creamery, the Inspector Skagit has a floral, lemon citrus aroma and golden-straw color. Dry and low in bitterness, the 'Inspector' is a sharp and lively sour with a hint of melon that’s not too tart for summer drinking.
late night delight
Foreign Extra Stout
6.2% ABV // 38 IBU
Guest Brewer: Brian Hale
We collaborated with Best of the Bay Homebrew Comp finalist Brian Hale for this tasty and rich stout. With a roasted grain aroma, notes of coffee and dark chocolate carry through to the taste. A beer crafted to bring you a lil’ late night delight, no matter the time of the day…
Wheat, then repeat
5.2% ABV // 12 IBU
Brewed with fresh Willamette and Cascade hops grown and harvested locally in Fairhaven, this moderately-malty Belgian Wit was malted with a hefty portion of wheat. The body has a golden straw color, and subtle biscuity tones balance the prominent banana and clove spice flavors. A witbier that’s light, crisp, and lively: wheat, then repeat all day long.