The Supper Series

We’ve been busy over here at Boundary Bay, planning a summer full of entertainment for Bellingham residents and visitors alike. What’s in store for this summer? You can expect good ol’ classics like our Friday Fish Fry’s, Brewers Cruises on the Bay and Happy Hour BBQ’s with Robert Sarazin Blake — but we’re switching gears and adding even more entertainment to our weekly lineup: Irish music Monday’s to start, Outdoor Improv with the Upfront on Tuesdays, acoustic open mic nights, food truck Wednesdays and The Supper Series. More details to come on these events as we near June.


One of the things we’re most excited about, is the Boundary Bay Supper Series we’re launching this spring and continuing on into summer. Brewer Bryan Krueger, Head Chef Matt Hansen and Floor Manager Daniel Trulson, have been collaborating over the last few months to bring you a delicious, informative and cohesive series of Beer Pairings Dinners and Preview Nights. The Supper Series is geared towards those looking for an introduction into the world of food and beer pairing, with the ultimate goal to increase overall knowledge of the art of paring. Call it, courses within a course, if you will.

Bryan, Matt and Dan are professionals within their individual fields, but what’s more special, is seeing their passion and expertise unite as they prepare and collaborate for the series. Join them this Saturday, March 28th at 4p.m. for the first Supper Series Preview Night at our New Brew Facility (located right next door to Boundary Bay at 103 Railroad Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225). Enjoy hors d’oeuvres paired with a small flight of craft beer as a brief introduction to our first five course Pairing Dinner on April 11th. Preview Night menu:

  • Cedar Dust IPA with Chichirone, roasted Serrano coulis
  • Irish Red with Washed Rind cheese (cowgirl red hawk)
  • Dubbel with venison slider

Give us a call to make a reservation for Saturday’s preview: (360) 657-5593. ($6 per person, 21+ )


safecoYou’ve been asking…so here you go! Once again Boundary Bay invites you to GET ON THE BUS and head to Mariners Opening Game vs. Anaheim on Monday, April 6th @1:10pm!

[This is a fundraiser — all proceeds raised will go towards the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade Non-Profit

Tickets to get on the Boundary Bay Bus to the Mariners Home Opener game cost $80.00 and include beverages on the bus, lunch and snacks, for the game, plus raffles and Boundary Bay Brewery merchandise giveaways!  Tickets not yet available – stay tuned.

On April 6th, get to Boundary Bay by 9:30AM and be ready to depart at 10am.  The game starts at 1:10pm, but the on-field festivities begin earlier. We want to make sure we have plenty of time to get down to Seattle for the pre-game festivities. We should arrive back in Bellingham late evening. Get on the bus!

Fat Tuesday and Cajun Wednesday at Boundary Bay

If you missed Fat Tuesday yesterday, don’t worry. We decided to keep the special cajun menu around for one more day!

Here’s the menu.


Braised beef shoulder doused in spicy debris gravy, piled on top of a soft roll with mayonnaise & Iceberg lettuce. Served with your choice side: salad, roasted potatoes, or Tim’s potato chips.  $10.99


A rich and hearty stew full of tender chicken thigh meat, Andouille sausage, bell peppers, onions, okra, scallops and shrimp. Seasoned with Cajun spices and a dark roux. Served with rice. $8.99


Seasoned, de-boned fresh trout, pan fried and topped with a traditional brown butter, lemon and shallot sauce with a splash of our Irish Red Ale. Collard greens simmered with ham hocks and bacon, and red beans & rice on the side. $16.99


Red beans slow cooked with onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, smoked ham hocks, and Andouille sausage. Served with rice and traditional  Louisiana-style smoked sausage. $10.99


Catfish seasoned with paprika, cayenne, thyme, oregano, blackened and served on a fresh roll with pickles, Iceberg lettuce, and a remoulade made with our Irish Red Ale. Served with your choice side: salad, roasted potatoes, or Tim’s potato chips.  $11.99


Provolone cheese, smoked Mozzarella, Genoa salami, Capicola salami, and Mortadella (contains pistachio nuts) topped with an olive salad and served on a focaccia. Served with your choice side: salad, roasted potatoes, or Tim’s potato chips.  $10.99

Catfish Po'Boy

The Catfish Po’Boy

Trout Meuniere

Trout Meuniere

Sustainable Connections honors Owner Ed Bennett & General Manager Janet Lightner

On Thursday Feb. 12, Boundary Bay Brewing Co. Owner Ed Bennett and General Manager Janet Lightner accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award from Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, Wash. For two decades Boundary Bay Brewing Co. has operated out of a historic 1922 warehouse on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Bellingham. Sept. 16, 2015 marks the 20th year Boundary Bay has been a part of the Bellingham community.

Ed and Janet were recognized for the support and generosity they give community and the sustainable measures they take with their business, according to Sustainable Connections. They think local first, take care of their employees and live the principled life.

“It’s so nice that we have a way to recognize Ed & Janet,” Sustainable Connections Membership Coordinator Abby Hade Terpstra says. “We know that they are far from done but they’ve already achieved so much.”

This is the 5th annual Lifetime Achievement Award given by Sustainable Connections. Past winners include John Blethen of New Whatcom Interiors (2013), Chuck & Dee Robinson of Village Books & Paper Dreams (2012), Duane Jager of ReUse Works (2011) and Fred & Lynn Berman of Pastazza (2010).

Boundary Bay Brewery Owner Ed Bennett and General Manager Janet Lightner hoist the 2014 Ski to Sea trophy.

Boundary Bay Brewery Owner Ed Bennett and General Manager Janet Lightner hoist the 2014 Ski to Sea trophy.

Barb’s Beer: Seattle Launch

Did you ever think drinking a beer could help find a cure for cancer? Well now it can. At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11 Barb’s Beer was launched in Seattle at Serious Pie & Biscuit in Westlake.

Here are the details about this great program..

MISSON: Barbara Murphy was a great runner. She was a talented interior designer and a wonderful wife, mother and friend. In 2007, Barb was diagnosed with non-smoker’s lung cancer out of the blue and fought it valiantly before passing away in December, 2013. She never complained. Instead she focused on doing what she could to create awareness for this disease which afflicts a quarter million Americans a year, including 30,000 people – mostly women – who like, Barb, never smoked.

PROGRAM: Barb’s family created the idea of “Barb’s Beer” — a beer that would be brewed specifically to raise awareness and funds for finding a cure for lung cancer. Originally launched and brewed by North Sound Brewing Co., our very own Brewer, Bryan Krueger, was passed the baton over the summer, and Boundary became the official brewers of Barbs Beer!!

We are directly involved with the Barb’s Beer Foundation – marketing to restaurants and taverns to put Barb’s Beer on their taps. The goal is to raise funds to support research to find a cure for lung cancer. Funds will be directed to Cancer Grace, a project founded by Barb’s oncologist, Dr. Howard West, a physician and nationally recognized cancer research specialist at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

Valentine’s Dinner

valentines_posterOne of our favorite evenings here at the Brewery, is our annual Valentine’s Dinner. It’s a chance for our brewery to switch gears for a night and get a little bit cozier. We whip up a special menu, bring in table side music and set up lots of tables for two.  While our regular menu will still be available, we’re hoping to tempt you with some delicious treats that you can’t always find here at Boundary:

  • Trio of Scallops with Grapefruit Gremolata and Basil Puree
  • Blood Orange & Date Salad
  • Arctic Char with Blood Orange Hollandaise, Sumac rice pilaf and Broccolini 
  • 12 oz. Rib-Eye Steak with whipped gorgonzola served with mashed potatoes and chard

To make your reservation for this Saturday’s Valentines Dinner, give us a call at 360-647-5593. Reservations are available between 5pm and 9:30pm. Cheers!

Barb’s Beer: Phase Two Brewed by Boundary Bay Brewery

On Thursday evening, Oct. 2, 2014, a day Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville declared “Barb’s Beer Day,” Barb’s Beer Foundation presented $3,125 to Dr. Howard West, president of and renowned oncologist at Swedish Medical Center, for lung cancer research.

Barbara Murphy, an avid runner, skilled interior designer, wife, mother and friend, lost her battle to non-smokers lung cancer in December 2013. Her husband, Tom, started the Barb’s Beer Foundation to help raise money to find a for cure lung cancer. The Barb’s Beer Foundation works with restaurants and taverns to put Barb’s Beer on their taps.

Phase One’s beer was launched on July 1, 2014 at La Fiamma in Bellingham and Boundary Bay Brewery was given the opportunity to brew the next batch of Barb’s Beer.

“We are excited to help a great foundation continue to grow,” Boundary Bay Brewery General Manager Janet Lightner says. “We are grateful to be part of the cause and can’t wait to see where Tom takes it.”

Boundary Bay Brewer Bryan Krueger started the batch for Phase Two on Saturday, Sept. 27. The original recipe was written by local resident Chuck Hohing. Phase One was brewed at North Sound Brewing in Mount Vernon. The recipe for Phase Two has been tweaked slightly and will resemble a classic Northwest pale ale:

Barb’s Beer is a traditional NW American Pale Ale. With deep, golden color, an off-white head of foam that laces beautifully, and an aroma of fresh-baked bread, citrus and resinous pine – this pale ale sings songs of balance. The clean, 2-row barley malt backbone is brightened on the palate by classic Cascade hop tones of mild grapefruit and pine, with Amarillo hops providing an extra flash of citrus brightness. Enjoy Barb’s Beer with a variety of American cuisines, from grass-fed burgers, to lighter pasta, fish, or chicken dishes; and, make a toast to the roots of craft beer! OG 12.3 // 21 IBUs // 5.8% ABV

Boundary Bay Brewery is now the official brewer of Barb’s Beer, working with the Foundation to find taverns and restaurants to put Barb’s beer on their Taps. If your interested in selling Barb’s Beer please visit Help us spread the word by using the hashtag #BarbsBeer online. Cheers!

Tom Murphy discusses his plans for Barb's Beer with Boundary Bay Brewery Bryan Krueger while Chuck Hohing, original recipe writer, sips Barb's Beer.

Tom Murphy discusses his plans for Barb’s Beer with Boundary Bay Brewery Bryan Krueger while Chuck Hohing, original recipe writer, sips Barb’s Beer.

Tom Murphy, founder of Barb's Beer Foundation, meets Boundary Bay Owner Ed Bennett.

Tom Murphy (right), founder of Barb’s Beer Foundation, meets Boundary Bay Owner Ed Bennett (left).

The Barb's Beer coaster helps create interest in the beer at restaurants.

The Barb’s Beer coaster helps establish interest when placed in front of patrons at restaurants.

Chuck Hohing shows Boundary Bay Brewer Byran Krueger the original recipe for Barb's Beer.

Chuck Hohing shows Boundary Bay Brewer Bryan Krueger the original recipe for Barb’s Beer.

Christmas Trees at the Hotel Bellwether

photoWe have some talented decorators over at Boundary Bay Brewery. Head on over the the Hotel Bellwether on Saturday, December 6th from 4-6pm and check out our beer-themed tree!

Join us for the 3nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting event benefiting the Opportunity Council’s Dorothy PlaceA secure 21-unit facility in Bellingham that provides support services and transitional housing for single women and women with children who are survivors of domestic violence.

Local Bellingham businesses have masterfully decorated a themed tree at the hotel and we’re asking you to vote for your favorite! Voters are eligible to win a FREE night stay in the hotel Bellwether’s Light House Suite!

Tis the season of giving – so we kindly as that you bring along a nonperishable food items or provide a monetary donation. Throughout December, monetary and canned food donations will be collected to benefit Dorothy Place and donations will be met with a 10% discount to the Lighthouse Bar and Grill!

Holiday trees are on display through December. You are welcome to come down at any point during the week and vote starting this Saturday, December 6th from 4-pm! Cheers!

#BounderOn: Janet Lightner Aims for Everest

47cG-KrwQs4Jt-otiPy_dAMLYf-rpkDGOQNwKEAxS8c=w667-h1168-noGeneral Manger, adventurer extraordinaire, proud mama, community leader (you name it) Janet Lightner never ceases to inspire us. Last week, Janet packed up her belongings in two backpacks with her sights set high…quite literally. She’s headed to the high peaks of the Himalayas where she’ll complete a 19-day Everest Trek. Before she scales mountains, Janet is spending some time sight-seeing and exploring Bhutan. Her climb begins on November 7th in Kathmandu — we can’t wait to share the journey with you!

In celebration of Janet’s journey, we’ve decided to launch the #BounderOn social media campaign highlighting the outdoor, active and courage spirit of the PNW. Wherever the adventure leads, #BounderOn and share it with us online (via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram). Contest and prize details will be announced soon!