Boundary Bay is delighted and honored to have loyal ‘Bounders’ like Liz and Chuck Mather supporting our Brewery and Bistro. These awesome folks decided to have a painting done of their “favorite place”– Boundary Bay. But what’s uniquely special about this piece, is the fact that Liz and Chuck are highlighted in portrait, sitting together in the tap-room with their Boundary Ales. This painting epitomizes the contagious Bellingham community spirit, that keeps local businesses like us thriving… and ALL of us at Boundary Bay are truly honored.
Yes, it is true…the eight-year tradition of Reggae Night in our Boundary beer garden has come to a close. And while we’re all sad to see the DJ Yogoman Saga come to a close, we mustn’t lose Jordan Rain’s Wild Rumpus Spirit!
So fear not, Loyal Bounders, we bring to you an epically fresh FREE Wednesday Night series we’re calling DUELING DJ’s featuring spin masters DJ KitchenSink and DJ IDLHNDS. So how is this going to work, you ask?
Both DJ’s will be spinning “mini-sets” back and forth giving us as a feel for their individual sounds, while showcasing their ability to vibe off each other. Gabe (DJ IDLHNDS) and Craig (DJ KitchenSink) have vastly different styles, and both have gained a substantial following of fans in our area. We can’t wait to hear the creative mish mash of music DJ IDLHANDS and DJ KitchenSink will produce as they take the stage in their first DUEL!
We simply couldn’t leave you hanging at the end of the summer with nothing to do on Wednesdays! You’re half way through the week, and here at Boundary, that’s something to celebrate. So Head down to our Garden, have some beer, and check out what’s spinning from the stage…
Wendesday, September 12th
8pm in the Boundary Beer Garden
No Cover, All ages until 10pm
Chances are, if you’ve eaten here at Boundary Bay Brewery, you’ve indulged in one of our delicious burgers. Because, come on…what goes better with beer than a BURGER?!? Well, we’re now making the burgers we serve in our Bistro and Tap Room even better! Starting this week, our burgers will now be made with local, natural ground beef from Squaw Creek Cattle Co. in Everson.
Squaw Creek is a family owned and operated business, just like ours. Which is part of the reason we’re so excited to be serving up their beef patties. But, it’s also because these cows are grass fed and supplemented with spent grain from our brewery! Here’s what the people behind Squaw Creek have to say about who they are and what they do:
“We are dedicated to keeping a healthy herd and raise our cattle without the use of artificial growth stimulants and hormones. We make certain that the grass our beef are raised on is chemical free. We raise our cattle on large pastures, ensuring plenty of room for healthy grazing. Our beef is mainly grass-fed, with a supplement of spent brewer’s grain. Spent brewer’s grain is the byproduct leftover from the process of crafting beer . It has a high protein and fiber content and is highly digestible for cattle. The advantage of beef that has been raised with a supplement of brewer’s grain is that the finished product is lean, yet has a quality of marbling that cannot be achieved on a solely grass fed diet. To us, it makes a lot of sense to feed out cattle spent brewer’s grain because it’s reusing a product that has already fulfilled one purpose and can, now again, be used as an energy source for our cattle.”
So it all goes full circle, and here at Boundary Bay, this is a motto we like to stick by. Local businesses supporting local businesses!
So, what are you waiting for?!? Come try a 1/3 lb. patty of local, natural ground beef from Squaw Creek Cattle Company, char broiled with all the fixings on a locally made pretzel bun from Ralf’s Bavarian Bakery. Served with your choice of roasted potatoes, house salad or Tim’s potato chips. $9.99
Everett Craft Beer Festival
Sat. August 19th Noon-8pm
Downtown Everett (Hewitt Ave. & Hoyt Ave.)
Saturday, August 18th, the Washington Beer Commision will host their first ever Everett Craft Beer Festival featuring 26 local Washington breweries. Over 60 different ales will be poured with names by the likes of Caboose Oatmeal Stout, “Bedraggled” Irish Red Ale & Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager etc. We’re tellin’ ya, these beers won’t disappoint! Boundary will be spicing it up with some of our own specialty seasonals…we’re bringing a Ginger Peach Blonde and our newest concoction: Thai-PA.
Ginger Peach Blonde: as a straightforward lighter bodied ale, this Blonde is brewed with generous amounts of German pilsner and Vienna malts that balance with a crisp yet cleansing Noble Saaz hop finish. We added Fresh Hawaiian ginger and natural peach extract creating a just hint of sweet & spicy flavor. OG 1.070
Thai-PA: A honey-ambered colored India Pale Ale with good body, fairly strong alcohol content and an aggressive “fresh hop” quality. Heavily dry hopped with kaffir lime leaves and lemon grass, this beer has a zesty citrus taste. OG 1.052
• Entry to the event includes a tasting glass and five tokens (each good for a 5oz. taste).
• Additional drink tokens can be purchased at $1.50 each or four for $5.
• Tickets are $15 in advance online, $20 on the day of at the entrance gate.
• Designated Driver admission will be available for $5 and includes free water and soft drinks.
• Band headliners of the day include Jr. Geezer, Bucula, and Wild Snohomians.
Breweries Expected to Attend
|Boundary Bay Brewery
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
|Dirty Bucket Brewing|
|Emerald City Beer|
|Fish Brewing Company|
|Foggy Noggin Brewing
|Gallaghers’ Where U Brew|
|Hood Canal Brewery|
|Lazy Boy Brewing|
|Maritime Pacific Brewing|
|North Sound Brewing|
|Ram Restaurant & Brewery|
|Roslyn Brewing Company|
|Scuttlebutt Brewing Company|
|Silver City Brewery|
|Twelve Bar Brews|
|Two Beers Brewing|
August 19th, 8:00pm-10:00pm. Boundary Bay is honored to hold a fundraiser to help a family from Bellingham raise money for the Spina Bifida Association. The event is in honor of a little boy named Sammy. Live music will be played by The Popoffs, $5 cover. There will be raffle drawings at 9:00pm with prizes donated by local businesses and members of the community. One raffle ticket is included with cover, and additional tickets for $3 each, or 5 for $10. We encourage members of the community to come and join us for this inspiring and significant occasion.
Sammy was born in Haiti just over four years ago. When an unexplained bump arose on his face, villagers advised that his parents to let him starve to death, unable to treat his ailment. Sammy’s birth parents courageously decided to do otherwise and brought their son to a United States-run clinic where medical staff could help him. His condition was serious. Sammy had a form of Spina Bifida, a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth. His was a rare form, where the opening was between his eyes. The results of this birth defect are life changing, strenuous, and often tragic. Thankfully, Sammy was able to obtain donated care and received two surgeries by an outstanding medical team in Sacramento, CA. He was hosted by Jeremiah and Kimberly, and Kimberly accompanied Sammy during his stays in California. Later he was adopted by them and became the youngest of five children. Sammy B. is now a patient at renowned Seattle Children’s Hospital where he is scheduled for another surgery on September 18th, 2012.
Six years ago, Jeremiah and Kimberly became more aware of how Spina Bifida can effect children. When they met two young Haitian girls with Spina Bifida, Christella and Helande, their lives were forever changed. They have met several other local families with children born with Spina Bifida. Kimberly and Jeremiah have actively chosen to help raise money to help others with this debilitating condition. Now you can help them out too, by educating yourself about Spinda Bifida, by spreading awareness, and attending Team Sammy B’s fundraiser.
Spoken in the words of Kimberly herself: “So that brings me to running. Why? I am pushing myself. I have been focusing on getting into shape, and setting challenging goals for myself. I want to raise awareness and support for something dear to my heart. I also want to help others with Spina Bifida. I want every time I feel my foot hit the pavement to feel gratitude that I can walk and run without the help of a walker or wheelchair. I want to be an inspiration to my children, family and friends. So here I am, pushing myself farther than I ever thought I would go. Signing up to run a half marathon. In Miami. And my husband is joining in and training with me!”
In order to run in this race, Kimberly and Jeremiah have committed to raise $6500 for the Spina Bifida Association. They kindly ask for your support and donations. Here is the link to their page:
Spina Bifida is the most commonly occurring, permanently disabling birth defect in the United States. It affects over 166,000 men, women, adolescents, and children across the nation. Spina Bifida occurs when the spine of a baby fails to close properly in the first month of pregnancy resulting in an opening in the spinal column. Those who are born with Spina Bifida live with the challenges of conditions like hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain), full or partial paralysis, bladder and bowel complications, learning disabilities, depression, deadly latex allergy, and social issues. There are 65 million women of childbearing age in this country, and all are at risk of a Spina Bifida pregnancy. It is imperative that all of them know that by taking 400 micrograms of folic acid every day, before they become pregnant, they can reduce the risk of having a baby with Spina Bifida by up to 70%.
A bustling hang out spot for all ages, the Boundary Bay Beer Garden is pleased to bring yet another series of free concerts intended for all Bellinghamsters alike! Every Thursday, we’re enticing you to stay out later with our free twilight concerts in our Beer Garden.
The loyal faces we see weekly know our beer garden offers a unique family-friendly atmosphere brimming with tasty beer and BBQ treats. Every Thursday (Wednesday and Friday too!) we offer happy hour prices from 4pm-6pm in the garden which means dinner for just $5 and a dollar off your pint! The aroma of delicious burgers, salmon fillet, onion rings among other summer delights never ceases to allure locals back for more. But rather than end the night early, why not continue the excitement well into dusk?
Kick off your weekend early and check out Boundary’s newest weekly addition; Thursday Twilight Concert Series. From 8:30-11PM, all ages until 10PM.
Sep 13: Chivalry Timbers
Sep 20: Hot Damn Scandal & Chivalry Timbers
Sep 27: Hot Damn Scandal & Chivalry Timbers
The Ames: This trio of talented musicians have certainly made a name for themselves in Bellingham area. The energy and uniqueness of The Ames never ceases to captivate their audience. Members of the band include Sam Carlton on piano, banjo, guitar, harmonica, kazoo, and vocals, Mike Lanz on drums and percussion, and Dan Swan on bass and vocals. Their music can be described as a combination of ragtime, rhythm, folk and soul. Fans characterize The Ames as the perfect concoction of all genres synthesized into a flowing and crisp instrumental performance group.
Skitnik: Described by the band themselves as “Electic Balkin inspired music,” you will surely be awed by the nonpareil and lively sound of this seven member ensemble. Names of the talent include Carrie Crockett, Alex Larson, Jeff Lefferts, Amiel Martin, R.J. Rex, Ellie Rogers and Stefan Freelan. “Skitnik” is actually Bulargian for the word “wanderer”…which may shed light on the uncategorized and eclectic sound this band prides itself on. No words will accurately convey the sound Skitnik brings to the stage, so it is best you come and check them out for yourselves!
Hot Damn Scandal: With an always evolving list of band members, it is evident that Hot Damn Scandal is genuinely passionate about experimenting with their dynamic sound. Whichever instruments and members they might show up with, you surely will not be disappointed with the liveliness Hot Damn Scandal will bring! Describing their genre of style as “Tipsy Americana Blues,” Hot Damn Scandal continually brings an incomparable uproar to the stage.
Chivalry Timbers: “We’re a group of schwashbucklin’ hoo hawin’ Northwestern folk in love with the songs of old, with a fresh new twist.” And this they are. An acoustic, folk, and instrumental group, Chivalry Timbers is encompassed by three talented musicians: Warren Allen (violin, fiddle) Michael Raper (stand up bass) and Kris Staples-Weyrauch (guitar) and Joe (percussion). A tight sounding, animated knee slapping kind of band, everyone enjoys listening to these polished guys over a pint!
If you know us at all, you know that here at Boundary Bay Brewery, we care just as much about giving back to the community as we do about making really, really good beer. Luckily, those two pursuits go hand in hand pretty often. This weekend’s Brewers by the Bay beer festival is a perfect example!
This Sunday (July 22nd), from 1-5pm, representative from 30 regional breweries will gather at the Depot Market Square (at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Maple Street) to bring you over 60 different micro brews to sample. In it’s sixth year, this Bellingham beer festival gathers together craft beer lovers who enjoy great beer, good food and live music while helping to raise money for local non profit organizations. This year, the music will be provided by The Playlists, Lost at Last and the Lost Highway Band.
Tickets ($25 advance / $30 at the door) include entrance to the event, a commemorative tasting glass, your first five tastes and live music. Best of all, the proceeds from this event go directly to organizations such as Northwest Youth Services, Whatcom Hospice House, Bellingham Boys & Girls Club as well as many other youth and family focused charities throughout Whatcom County. You can get your tickets in advance here at our brewery or at one of these other locations: Applied Digital Imaging, Natural Way Chiropractic, Chuckanut Brewery and Elizabeth Station.
So, come spend an afternoon with us in downtown Bellingham – drinking beer and doing good!
Not only will you help support many of our local non profits, but you’ll get to enjoy delicious beers from Alameda Brewing Company, Alaskan Brewing, American Brewing Company, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Big Sky Brewing Company, Boundary Bay Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery, Diamond Knot Brewing, Dick’s Brewing Company, Elysian Brewing Company, Emerald City Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Fish Brewing Company, Fremont Brewing Company, Georgetown Brewing Company, Harmon Brewing Company, Kulshan Brewery, Lost Coast Brewing Company, Mac & Jack’s Brewing Company, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Oakshire Brewing, Odin Brewing Company, Pike Brewing Company, Skagit River Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Company, 21st Amendment Brewery and Two Beers Brewing Company.
Another school year is winding down and for some the end of this quarter brings about the end of their college years. We’re here to say Congrats, Graduates from all of us here at Boundary Bay Brewery! We know how much hard work has gotten you to where you are and we know that NOW it’s time to celebrate!!
If you’re looking for a place to hang out with your whole family on graduation day, why not bring ‘em here for our Graduation Brunch on Saturday, June 9th?
We’ll have all kinds of delicious eats out in the Beer Garden and plenty of room for you, the parents and THEIR parents, your unruly siblings and even crazy uncle Joe! We’re taking reservations from 10am – 2pm. For $20 per person ($12 for kids 6-12 years, 5 years and under eat free) enjoy all you can eat:
- scrambled eggs (vegetarian, gluten free)
- boiled eggs (vegetarian, gluten free)
- quiches (some vegetarian)
- bacon (gluten free)
- baked corn tortilla egg cups with sour creme and salsa (vegetarian, gluten free)
- granola and yogurt (vegetarian)
- biscuits and gravy
- fruits (vegan, gluten free)
- banana bread (vegetarian)
- spinach salad with champagne-honey-white balsamic reduction, chevre, fruits, hazelnuts (vegetarian, gluten free)
- cucumber tea sandwiches (vegetarian)
- turkey pesto finger sandwiches
- roasted red potato home fries (vegan, gluten free)
- caprese skewers (vegetarian, gluten free)
- tortellini pesto pasta salad (vegetarian)
- chocolate dipped macaroons (vegetarian, gluten free)
We’ll also have the BBQ’s up and running from 2-8pm if you’d rather come for a good ole’ backyard BBQ instead of a big, fancy brunch. Live music too! We do suggest making reservations for brunch, though, as it can fill up quick. Call us here at the brewpub anytime to make your reservations (360-647-5593) or let your server know next time you’re here for a meal or a beer and we’ll get your name on the list!
For many years, a big part of Bellingham’s Memorial Day tradition has been the Ski to Sea race and accompanying festivities. The race itself is a 93.5 relay race from MT. Baker to Bellingham Bay encompassing seven different sports: Cross Country Ski; Downhill Ski/Snowboard; Running; Road Bike; Canoe; Mountain Bike and Kayak.
The weekend of fun also includes a community block party with music and food (and a Boundary Bay Brewery beer garden!), a junior Ski to Sea Race for the little ones, a hometown parade and special events all around town – including plenty of ones right here at Boundary Bay Brewery.
Starting Friday, May 25th, we’ll have all kinds of family friendly entertainment to keep everybody busy. This Friday kicks off the Official Ski to Sea Block Party in our Beer Garden! There’ll be music, dancing, food and fun. It’s a costume party too (NOT required!), so wear your Ski to Sea themed attire for a chance to win a fabulous prize! Dress as an original 1911 racer or a modern day racer…be as creative as you want. AND, the first 800 racers who show up with their race bibs get an official 2012 Ski to Sea beer glass for free! Oh, and be sure to enter the Ski to Sea and Alaska Airlines contest for a chance to win two round trip tickets from Bellingham to ANYWHERE Alaska Airlines flies. We’ll have our BBQ up and running and there’ll be live music by The Atlantics, too!
Then, on Saturday, May 26th our Beer Garden will open at 2pm and we’ll have the BBQ running all day. The Bellingham Firefighters Pipes & Drums band will be performing throughout the afternoon along with performances from other pipe and drum bands from the area. Around 7pm, we’ll start charging a $5 cover for the live music by Sundance which is all ages till 10pm.
The weekend’s festivities will wrap up on Sunday, May 27th with live music by the True Spokes (formerly Flowmotion) at 8:30pm. The show has a $10 cover as is 21+only, but the Beer Garden and BBQ open at 2, so people of all ages are welcome to relax down there and enjoy BBQ and beer until around 8 when we’ll start charging covers.
Be sure to try some of our Ski to Sea ESB this weekend, too! It’s brewed specially to commemorate and celebrate the Ski to Sea annual race and this rare brew of ours only gets released once a year. It’s available on tap here at the brewpub and in 22 oz. bottles sold here at Boundary Bay Brewery and at local grocery stores like Haggens.
Our Ski to Sea ESB is a copper colored English style pale ale that emphasizes the subtle blend of imported and domestic malts. The addition of dry hops adds a delightful hoppy aroma and a slight floral, grassy flavor.
We’ve even got Ski to Sea ESB tshirts and hoodies if you wanna commemorate your experience here in Bellingham this weekend!
If you’re familiar with Boundary Bay Brewery at all, you’ve probably tasted (or at least heard about) our Scotch Ale. It was our original, flagship beer when we opened in 1995, but we’d planned to have it on tap only as a seasonal beer. However, it turned out that our Scotch Ale was so popular that in 15 years we’ve never once taken it off tap even once!
This Scotch Ale has a thick, creamy head and a beautiful red hue with an incredibly smooth finish that lingers. We make it with roasted, unmalted barley which provides a distinctive flavor and hop it just long enough to give the beer good balance with just a touch of sweetness. You can pretty much always find our Scotch Ale on tap here at the brewery, at any number of regional restaurants and bars who have our beer on tap and in 22 oz. bottles here at Boundary Bay Brewery and at regional grocery stores and bottle shops.
But, this time of year, our beloved Scotch Ale gets a little bit of competition! This Thursday (May 17th) we’re releasing our Highland Scotch Ale which is brewed in commemoration of the Bellingham Highland Games. Made with Dark crystal and peated malts, this beer is rich and dark with a faint smokey finish and is definitely stronger than our traditional Scotch Ale. This small batch brew is only available seasonally, so be sure to come try it while it’s on tap! This beer tends to go pretty quickly around these parts and you won’t find this one in bottles, either, so plan your weekends around a road trip up here to Bellingham!
You can also enjoy this beer of ours at the Bellingham Highland Games on June 1st – 3rd out at Hovander Park. You’ll find it in the beer garden at the games all weekend, but there are a few opportunities for you to get your hands on it early, too! Here in the Boundary Bay Brewery beer garden, the Highland Games association will be conducting a blessing of the Firkin ceremony on Thursday, May 24th.
They’ll bless the kegs of Highland Scotch Ale heading out to the games and even have some pipers, dancers, game officials and men in kilts…of course! Here’s the catch though…that special Firkin they’re blessing? Well, it’s not gonna get tapped until Friday, June 1st which kicks off the Highland Games festivities. If you head out to Hovander Park that night, you’ll get to enjoy the Kirkin o’ the Firkin AND a Scottish Idol talent show! What’s a Kirkin of the Firkin, you ask? Well, $20 gets you a special mug that allows you to drink as much of the Firkin (filled with our Highland Scotch Ale) as you want till it’s gone…that means even the next day if there’s any beer left!