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Our mission is to craft quality beers for a culture that embraces the passion, adventure, and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. We aim to foster a greater sense of community in the pursuit of stronger social and environmental responsibility.

What do you get with three repurposed shipping containers and an old garage?
A great place to brew beer for the neighborhood.

Stones Throw Brewery is a result from Tony Luciano’s determined vision combined with Jack Pflueger’s entrepreneurial tenacity. As WWU Alumni, they have returned to Bellingham to follow their dream of creating a brewery that would truly capture the spirit of sustainability, community, and adventure. After a year or two (who's counting?) of hard work, we opened those massive sliding front doors to the community in April 2016 and have been loving every minute of it since. 

We do our best to embody our motto The Closest Pint to Adventure! While beer is our passion, so is exploring the the surrounding mountains, islands, and everything in between. Henceforth, we have sought to create an environment that will be loved by like-minded people. We're a small team here, but we hope that means you can walk right in and feel apart of our family. Take a seat at the bar before a sunset sail on the bay, relax in our beer garden after a long bike ride in Galbraith, or cozy up by the fire-pit after a day of hard skiing. Our tap room is a dog and kid friendly environment where customers can consult maps, books, and itineraries necessary to take advantage of outdoor adventures, all within a stone's throw. Just remember, if it snows a foot or so up at the mountain overnight, odds are we're thinking about calling in *cough cough* sick, too...

Tours of our brewery are always available - just come in and ask! 

We're also an Airbnb! Click here to check out the cozy Stones Throw Brewery Guesthouse and book your next visit. 

-- Tony, Jack, and the Stones Throw Hustlers

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Stones Throw Hustlers


Stones Throw Hustlers


  Owner / Brewer Stones Throw Brew of Choice:  Flat Penny Pale Ale  Tony can run a sub-6 minute beer mile, and his record is nine (!!!) different Tap Trail stamps in one evening. He is on a strict nocturnal brew schedule, can (and will) crush a hot dog faster than Joey Chestnut, and has never suffered a brain freeze he couldn't power through. Tony is the kind of dreamer who can never resist throwing pennies into fountains, and while he isn't fully convinced Nadine is from South Africa, he has learned not to push it. Tony thought the movie Pineapple Express was an extended episode of Cops and likes it better that way. Yes, it's true: Brewers make the best skaters.

Owner / Brewer
Stones Throw Brew of Choice: 
Flat Penny Pale Ale

Tony can run a sub-6 minute beer mile, and his record is nine (!!!) different Tap Trail stamps in one evening. He is on a strict nocturnal brew schedule, can (and will) crush a hot dog faster than Joey Chestnut, and has never suffered a brain freeze he couldn't power through. Tony is the kind of dreamer who can never resist throwing pennies into fountains, and while he isn't fully convinced Nadine is from South Africa, he has learned not to push it. Tony thought the movie Pineapple Express was an extended episode of Cops and likes it better that way. Yes, it's true: Brewers make the best skaters.

  Owner / Janitor Stones Throw Brew of Choice:  Golden Rule IPA  One time, Jack was stuck in the middle of a class-3 tornado... But his hair stayed perfect. While Jack scorned Pokemon throughout his childhood and transformative young adult years, he still collects Magic cards. In college, Jack became well-known (and debatably well-liked) for pouring Gatorade on classmates after finishing big tests. He wears jorts in the summer, visors in the rain, and if you catch him in the right mood he can rap the lyrics to Tupac's "Changes" (clean version only, though). Defying physics, Jack *swears* he can lick his elbow. He also *swears* he had a mustache for a week in Junior High. 

Owner / Janitor
Stones Throw Brew of Choice: 
Golden Rule IPA

One time, Jack was stuck in the middle of a class-3 tornado... But his hair stayed perfect. While Jack scorned Pokemon throughout his childhood and transformative young adult years, he still collects Magic cards. In college, Jack became well-known (and debatably well-liked) for pouring Gatorade on classmates after finishing big tests. He wears jorts in the summer, visors in the rain, and if you catch him in the right mood he can rap the lyrics to Tupac's "Changes" (clean version only, though). Defying physics, Jack *swears* he can lick his elbow. He also *swears* he had a mustache for a week in Junior High. 

  Assistant Brewer Brew of Choice:  Vienna Via Skagit Vienna Lager  No, that's not Derek Zoolander, that's Sam! While shy, he is a complicated man with a look that says "I don't need your love" but also, at the same time, "come, sit with me, tell me something you've never told anyone else." Sam once wrangled a grizzly bear while in Alaska, and then took it home for a month as a pet. He also buys his overalls pre-ripped, calls bingo every Tuesday night at the community center, and is a Burning Man regular. Sam has been a pan-pipe flutist ever since he crafted his own while briefly on Survivor: Fiji, and you can catch his newest releases on Soundcloud and Myspace.

Assistant Brewer
Brew of Choice: 
Vienna Via Skagit Vienna Lager

No, that's not Derek Zoolander, that's Sam! While shy, he is a complicated man with a look that says "I don't need your love" but also, at the same time, "come, sit with me, tell me something you've never told anyone else." Sam once wrangled a grizzly bear while in Alaska, and then took it home for a month as a pet. He also buys his overalls pre-ripped, calls bingo every Tuesday night at the community center, and is a Burning Man regular. Sam has been a pan-pipe flutist ever since he crafted his own while briefly on Survivor: Fiji, and you can catch his newest releases on Soundcloud and Myspace.

  Events Coordinator | Tony & Jack's Factotum Brew of Choice:  Lager with a splash of Ginger Ale  Nadine originally came to the United States from South Africa to be a contestant on Fear Factor: Cold and Wet, but decided she could stay once she discovered Gore-Tex jackets. Unfortunately, however, she still occasionally drives on the wrong side of the road. Nadine has never lost a food fight, taught Stones Throw head brewer (and hubby) Tony how to snowboard, and is an elite chess player known to hustle suckers at the bar. Wanna hear a true story? Nadine once left Tony at a remote gas station, shoeless and shirtless, for 6 hours, all because he accidentally called her Australian. Actually. She did. 

Events Coordinator | Tony & Jack's Factotum
Brew of Choice: 
Lager with a splash of Ginger Ale

Nadine originally came to the United States from South Africa to be a contestant on Fear Factor: Cold and Wet, but decided she could stay once she discovered Gore-Tex jackets. Unfortunately, however, she still occasionally drives on the wrong side of the road. Nadine has never lost a food fight, taught Stones Throw head brewer (and hubby) Tony how to snowboard, and is an elite chess player known to hustle suckers at the bar. Wanna hear a true story? Nadine once left Tony at a remote gas station, shoeless and shirtless, for 6 hours, all because he accidentally called her Australian. Actually. She did. 

  Art Director Brew of Choice:  Snowmelt Saison  Leya once beat Kevin Bacon in a dance-off. She was an initial investor in Facebook, but lost her shares in a high-risk-high-reward game of Connect Four. Leya was an extra in 2 Fast 2 Furious, but bailed on Tokyo Drift (for obvious quality reasons). She was a studio apprentice for Bob Ross in the early 90's, and got her first tattoo at a preseason Raiders game against the Chiefs. She is not happy they are moving to Vegas. Fulfilling her obligations as Crayola-sponsored ambassador and artist, Leya is currently on the road touring Scholastic Book Fairs across the country.

Art Director
Brew of Choice:
Snowmelt Saison

Leya once beat Kevin Bacon in a dance-off. She was an initial investor in Facebook, but lost her shares in a high-risk-high-reward game of Connect Four. Leya was an extra in 2 Fast 2 Furious, but bailed on Tokyo Drift (for obvious quality reasons). She was a studio apprentice for Bob Ross in the early 90's, and got her first tattoo at a preseason Raiders game against the Chiefs. She is not happy they are moving to Vegas. Fulfilling her obligations as Crayola-sponsored ambassador and artist, Leya is currently on the road touring Scholastic Book Fairs across the country.

  Beertender  / Fixer of All Problems, Taker of All Tasks Brew of Choice:  Two Dollah Porter  Pandora Preference:   Bone Thugs-N-Harmony    Tim is the only person we know who has ripped multiple pairs of jeans in the lower leg section because of his biker calves. He has a habit of yelling 'BOOYAH I WIN!' after pouring a perfect beer when the tap lines are acting foamy, and will ruthlessly (and very impressively) finish a customer's crossword puzzle if they dare leave it on the bar unattended. Tim is actually not a fan of any of the Lethal Weapon movies, but he understands that he has a reputation to protect with the neighbor kids, and so he routinely says "I'm too old for this sh*t" before doing something really freaking cool.

Beertender  / Fixer of All Problems, Taker of All Tasks
Brew of Choice:
Two Dollah Porter
Pandora Preference: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Tim is the only person we know who has ripped multiple pairs of jeans in the lower leg section because of his biker calves. He has a habit of yelling 'BOOYAH I WIN!' after pouring a perfect beer when the tap lines are acting foamy, and will ruthlessly (and very impressively) finish a customer's crossword puzzle if they dare leave it on the bar unattended. Tim is actually not a fan of any of the Lethal Weapon movies, but he understands that he has a reputation to protect with the neighbor kids, and so he routinely says "I'm too old for this sh*t" before doing something really freaking cool.

  Beertender Brew of Choice:  Tree Rings India Pale Lager  Pandora Preference:   Glee Originals Soundtrack   Meet Meagan: "Meag" for short, or the 'Raging Cajun', she believes Kombucha is for hangovers, not enjoyment. Meagan is the one who, as a young child in a random UK coffee shop, convinced JK Rowling to use messenger owls (instead of carrier pigeons) in the Harry Potter series. Meagan can jump rope for over 4 hours straight, which is indicative of her being drafted 113th in the 2011 WNBA draft. She has been saving her winnings from local pinball tournaments to buy a waterbed, and while Snoop Dogg (pre-Snoop Lion era) is her spirit animal, Meagan still considers polos "in."

Beertender
Brew of Choice: 
Tree Rings India Pale Lager
Pandora Preference: Glee Originals Soundtrack

Meet Meagan: "Meag" for short, or the 'Raging Cajun', she believes Kombucha is for hangovers, not enjoyment. Meagan is the one who, as a young child in a random UK coffee shop, convinced JK Rowling to use messenger owls (instead of carrier pigeons) in the Harry Potter series. Meagan can jump rope for over 4 hours straight, which is indicative of her being drafted 113th in the 2011 WNBA draft. She has been saving her winnings from local pinball tournaments to buy a waterbed, and while Snoop Dogg (pre-Snoop Lion era) is her spirit animal, Meagan still considers polos "in."

  Beertender / Brand & Marketing Manager Brew of Choice:  Total Eclipse of the Hop CDA  Pandora Preference:   Bluegrass Nickelback   covers   Brian can never win at cribbage, and can't decide if fish tacos are sea food or Mexican cuisine. His Girl Scout cookie of choice is the plain 'ol Trefoil and you better believe he can beat-box that Sheryl Crow song in the heartbreaking puppy adoption commercials. In a cruel twist of fate, Brian actually jumped off the Cubs bandwagon the year before they finally won it all - go figure, right? He also had three extra teeth as a child. Brian once met Steve Carell but confused him for Ricky Gervais and yes, ladies, that photo of Brian is the same one as his Tinder profile, give him a chance, will ya?

Beertender / Brand & Marketing Manager
Brew of Choice: 
Total Eclipse of the Hop CDA
Pandora Preference: Bluegrass Nickelback covers

Brian can never win at cribbage, and can't decide if fish tacos are sea food or Mexican cuisine. His Girl Scout cookie of choice is the plain 'ol Trefoil and you better believe he can beat-box that Sheryl Crow song in the heartbreaking puppy adoption commercials. In a cruel twist of fate, Brian actually jumped off the Cubs bandwagon the year before they finally won it all - go figure, right? He also had three extra teeth as a child. Brian once met Steve Carell but confused him for Ricky Gervais and yes, ladies, that photo of Brian is the same one as his Tinder profile, give him a chance, will ya?

  Beertender / Quickbooks Wizard Brew of Choice:  Hooligan Red IPA  Pandora Preference:   Napoleon Dynamite Soundtrack   Having been raised on an apple orchard since birth,  the largest city Holly had ever been to was Camas, WA. before she moved up to Bellingham. She was also able to completely rebuild a 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser engine by her sixteenth birthday, but still curiously gets nervous when changing a keg in the cooler. Holly told everyone in her middle school that she had a bit-part role in the movie 'Because of Winn Dixie,' but a quick IMDB search comes up disappointingly empty. She routinely wears lifts in her shoes to seem taller than Meagan, but  shh,  Meagan doesn't know that and we don't want any drama. Holly shares a bunkbed with Molly.

Beertender / Quickbooks Wizard
Brew of Choice: 
Hooligan Red IPA
Pandora Preference: Napoleon Dynamite Soundtrack

Having been raised on an apple orchard since birth,  the largest city Holly had ever been to was Camas, WA. before she moved up to Bellingham. She was also able to completely rebuild a 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser engine by her sixteenth birthday, but still curiously gets nervous when changing a keg in the cooler. Holly told everyone in her middle school that she had a bit-part role in the movie 'Because of Winn Dixie,' but a quick IMDB search comes up disappointingly empty. She routinely wears lifts in her shoes to seem taller than Meagan, but shh, Meagan doesn't know that and we don't want any drama. Holly shares a bunkbed with Molly.

  Beertender Brew of Choice:  SMASH series beers  Pandora Preference:   A new band you haven't heard of   Here we have Molly. She collects early Soviet-era typewriters, misspelled street signs, and broken hearts. Molly is a three-time winner and two-time runner up in the Trailer Backing competition at the local annual Deming Log Show, and is currently competing in the West Coast circuit in hopes of winning that elusive Peterbilt sponsorship. Rarely does a conversation with Molly pass without her casually mentioning the "overwhelming evidence" that Elvis is still alive. She rocks pigtails harder than Bellingham rocks beer and will always trade for your sheep in a game of Settlers of Catan. Molly shares a bunkbed with Holly.

Beertender
Brew of Choice: 
SMASH series beers
Pandora Preference: A new band you haven't heard of

Here we have Molly. She collects early Soviet-era typewriters, misspelled street signs, and broken hearts. Molly is a three-time winner and two-time runner up in the Trailer Backing competition at the local annual Deming Log Show, and is currently competing in the West Coast circuit in hopes of winning that elusive Peterbilt sponsorship. Rarely does a conversation with Molly pass without her casually mentioning the "overwhelming evidence" that Elvis is still alive. She rocks pigtails harder than Bellingham rocks beer and will always trade for your sheep in a game of Settlers of Catan. Molly shares a bunkbed with Holly.

  Beertender Brew of Choice:  Bayside Blonde  Pandora Preference:   NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!   This is Robin. She was the very first Stones Throw hire. Her favorite word to say out loud is "profundamente" and she keeps home-canned pickled beets in her emergency kit. There is only so much we know about the Loch Ness Monster, but a large portion of what we do actually know is due to Robin's fundraising efforts from childhood bake sales and lemonade stands. While Robin is a terrible liar, it means you can never tell if she is bluffing in poker games. Unrelated: many Stones Throw employees are in debt to Robin through poker games. Robin is currently traveling throughout Southeast Asia for half a year, and we miss her very much. 

Beertender
Brew of Choice: 
Bayside Blonde
Pandora Preference: NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

This is Robin. She was the very first Stones Throw hire. Her favorite word to say out loud is "profundamente" and she keeps home-canned pickled beets in her emergency kit. There is only so much we know about the Loch Ness Monster, but a large portion of what we do actually know is due to Robin's fundraising efforts from childhood bake sales and lemonade stands. While Robin is a terrible liar, it means you can never tell if she is bluffing in poker games. Unrelated: many Stones Throw employees are in debt to Robin through poker games. Robin is currently traveling throughout Southeast Asia for half a year, and we miss her very much. 

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History


History


 

History of FAirhaven & "miss annies palace"

Here at Stones Throw, there’s nothing we love more than exploring the bountiful wilderness that surrounds Bellingham. It’s easy to take for granted, but there aren’t too many places on earth with a kind, bustling city right by endless trails to explore. So how did we get so lucky? It’s all in history.

Back in the late 1800s Whatcom County was settled by coal miners. In the early 1900s after the San Francisco earthquake, loggers came to join. All this production meant they needed somewhere to conduct business. Being on a bay, what now is Bellingham was the perfect location to build harbors, homes, and businesses.

Those miners and loggers left us with more than just a beautiful city. Mining and logging roads permeate the Chuckanut and North Cascade Mountains, providing access to some of the most beautiful and secluded spots in the state, just a stone’s throw from Bellingham.

Back in this time, Fairhaven was home to an area called Devil’s Row, where the workers would come on the weekend and enjoy the saloons, theaters, casinos, and of course, brothels. Stones Throw now occupies the same land that used to be a brothel by the name of “The Palace” ran by Miss Annie Bronson. The Palace was described as "A large wooden structure, very private and most elegantly furnished. Miss Annie is an extremely experienced hostess, pleasant and agreeable when she entertains her guest.”

Today, we are happy that Bellingham is 100% brothel free. But we and many others celebrate the city of subdued excitement’s nefarious past. The Sin & Gin tour from Bellingham’s own Bureau of Historical Investigation takes visitors through Fairhaven escorted by lovely tour guides in period clothing. Dirty Dan and The Ladies of Fairhaven can be seen sashaying around town entertaining the locals and tourists.

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