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Washington Beer Awards 2018: Bellingham kicks ass

by June Hathaway

It’s easy to forget how lucky we are, and take our local breweries for granted. Good thing the Washington Beer Awards are here to remind us! Here are the Bellingham (and thereabouts) breweries that brought home medals from the 2018 awards.

Aslan Brewing

Gold

American-Style Stouts: American Stout

Specialty Saisons:Justice Temple

Bronze

Berliner-Style Weisses: Disco Lemonade

Atwood Ales (Blaine)

Best Washington Malt Beer: Triticale

Gold

Herb & Spice Beers:  Mo’s Saison

Chuckanut Brewery

Gold

Vienna-Style Lagers: Chuckanut Vienna Lager

Other German Amber Beers: Chuckanut Marzen

Silver

Bohemian style pilsner: Chuckanut Pilsner

Bronze

German Dark Lagers: Chuckanut Dunkel

International Lagers: Chuckanut Mexican Lager

Bocks and Doppelbocks: Chuckanut Doppelbock

Kulshan Brewing

Gold

Other American-Style Lagers: Amber Lager

Bocks and Doppelbocks: Kulshan Maibock

Irish Red Ales: Red Cap

Belgian Strong Ales: Belgian Golden Strong

Silver

German-style Pilsner: Kulshan Pilsner

Melvin Brewing

Gold

American-Style Strong Pale Ales: Tiger Style

Silver

Strong Porters: Melixor Baltica

North Fork Brewery (Deming)

Bronze

Abbey-Inspired Ales: Brother Crazy John

Belgian Fruit Beers: No. 13 Baby

Stones Throw Brewery

Bronze

English Pale Ales: Flat Penny Pale

Wander Brewing

Large Brewery of the Year

Gold

Irish Stouts: Correspondent

Belgian Ales: Wanderale

Berliner-Style Weisses: Foeder-Aged Berliner Weiss

Silver

Wood & Barrel Aged Beers: Wild Warehouse

Bronze

Wood & Barrel Aged Sour Beers: Plum Bob
German-style Pilsners: Doglost

Bellingham breweries offer tours and more for Washington Beer Open House, February 24

The Washington Beer Open House is a chance meet local brewers, get a peek at the means of production, and sample some tasty brews.

Yes, it’s cold and crappy out, but if you get your crew together and trade off Uber fares, you can spend your whole day in a succession of toasty pubs. Participating breweries are listed below.

Aslan Brewing: Self guided tours with the owners and head brewer available to answer any questions you might have. Check out the newly upgraded brewhouse, and take home an exclusive Aslan Brew Process sheet.

Chuckanut Brewery: Tours will be held at 12 noon and 1:30 pm. All ages are welcome; kitchen will be serving food starting at 11 am. Meet the brewers and learn more about award winning Chuckanut beers.

Illuminati Brewing Company: Tours of brewery/winery facility at noon, 2pm, and 4pm Release of “Hammer of the Gods” Scotch Ale aged in Highland Scotch Whisky barrels.

Kulshan Brewing (both locations): Both taprooms, Sunnyland and Roosevelt, will have beer tastings, food, games, giveaways, and brewery tours. Learn about small-batch beers at the Sunnyland location and canning and production at the K2 Roosevelt location.

Stones Throw Brewery: Tours of the brewery, which has been built in shipping containers, at noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm . The owners will tell of the disreputable history of the property, the sustainable building process, and, of course, how they make their beer. Tours will end with tastes straight from the tanks for those who purchased $2 tasters. Family-friendly, dog-friendly.

Wander Brewing: Brewery and Barrel Den tour at 2pm (shown in the pic up top).