Fairhaven, Bellingham, and beyond! Our doors have been officially open now for a few weeks and we could not have asked for a better start than all the enthusiasm you all have poured our way. And it goes without saying that it felt dang good sharing two of our house brews, the Flat-Penny Pale Ale and Blanchard ESB, at April Brews Day. For those who have yet to wet their lips, the Flat-Penny is a clean and malty American Pale with a bit of citrus, and the Blanchard has a mild fruit-flavored bitterness to complement its medium-light body. We’ve also been rotating our Nitro tap in the taphouse, and the Blanchard has been a big hit when matched with this added smoothness.
We’re also stoked to let you all know that we’ve got the Two Dollah Porter back in business! The Porter enjoyed a brief hiatus after potentially being the beer you all favored the most (we only have space for so many beers on tap, you know), and it was definitely missed. A touch over 6%, the Two Dollah is strong with minimal hop flavor in the smokey black malt. We’re hesitant to play favorites, but we didn’t imagine the demand to bring the Porter back on tap. Well, we thank you for the patience and enthusiasm...and for keeping Tony brewing!
As any new brewery knows, with every growler of enthusiasm comes a squealer of criticism. All of us here at Stones Throw can’t thank you enough for the love you’ve shown us and our beer. We can’t wait to see how we all grow together. And we keep hearing how “it’s about damn time Fairhaven had a brewery,” so we’re proud to be brewing and officially pouring beer for our neighbors. However, being that we’re only 13 batches into our evolution, don’t be surprised to taste a slight difference over time or between trips. Everything is smooth and the general flavor is there, but variety is not our enemy right now as we examine our beer from batch to batch to dial in the consistency. Contrary to what some people might claim, we didn’t pour you the wrong beer, we’re just always tweaking and experimenting between brews, listening to feedback, and of course, being mindful of our quality control. Hmm, I think it’s about time to test that Porter again...
Coming up soon, the tap room will be hooking up kegs of a Red IPA and the Fairhaven Park Tr-ALE to our taps. We’re particularly excited to share with you The Tr-ALE, as we are brewing it specifically in dedication to the nearby 100 Acre Woods and the Fairhaven Park Trail. Recreation Northwest collaborated with us to bring you a crisp and light beer with a low gravity. And while it’s no secret we like our ales (the Pale, the IPA, the ESB), we wanted some variety. So we reached out to Robert, owner of the North Corner Brew Supply, and we’re happy to say he’s been recruited to brew us a saison. Keep your eye out for our newest addition!
A few, quick, notes on the brewery:
If you’re looking for food beyond our snack options, ask for a Fairhaven Pizza menu at the bar and give them a call - they’re happy to walk deliveries down the block! -
Please be conscious of our neighbors when parking - we’re surrounded by friends and businesses, so please respect their customer/employee parking. -
The parking lot adjacent to our front seating is fair game only on weekends or after 6pm. - There is now a disposal bucket for cigarette buds out front -- just look for the “BUTTS” sign in bright, blue, paint!