Bold Predictions: Super Bowl Edition

What’s my favorite way to enjoy the Super Bowl if I can’t make it to the Brewery? Grabbing a Growler of Boundary Bay IPA (64 oz. fills cost 32 oz. price on Sunday, only until the game ends!) and Take & Bake Mac & Cheese. One pan feeds 12-15 hungry people and it’s only $35! Get your order by emailing ilana@bbaybrewery.com.

Pro Bowl Recap: Normally, I’m not too interested in an “allstar game.” No blitzing, soft-tackles…boring… But anytime five Seahawks playing, I have to tune in. Richard Sherman, Tyler Lockett, Bobby Wagner, Michael Bennett, and Russell Willson were quite fun to watch. Wilson hit Falcons WR Julio Jones, Falcons RB Devonta Freeman, and Rams RB Todd Gurley for touchdowns. Russell was named the games MVP and was a major part of team Irivns success.

Back to Real Football:

The matchup is set. Super Bowl 50 is here. The Denver Broncos will take on the Carolina Panthers at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

So how did we get here…?

DEN vs. NE: Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Philips should have told me “Don’t pick New England.” He had a great game plan and made the Patriots offense fight for every yard. His defense brought the pressure to Tom Brady and his linemen. He was hit constantly during that game. I thought Gronk and Edelman would be able to catch the ball quickly and move up the field. Brady had some impressive 4th down throws but it was too little too late. A missed extra point proved costly. It forced New England to attempt a 2-point conversion for the tie…they didn’t convert. Brady would finish the game with 2 ints a completion percentage below 50%. Every game Peyton Manning started this season he’s thrown an interception, except this one. #GoManning

Recap AZ vs CAR: I picked the Cardinals to win this game, boy was I wrong. It wasn’t even a competitive game. The Panthers dominated on defense, allowing their offense to cash in. Cam Newton threw multiple touchdowns and also rushed for two. It just wasn’t Carson Palmers day. He was under pressure the whole game and could never get into a rhythm. He threw four interceptions, along with two fumbles. You can’t win like that, even in Madden.

SB50: I have the Carolina Panthers beating the Denver Broncos, 24-13.

I know, it’s Cam Newton and the Panthers. I, like most people in Washington, don’t really like them. They dance, they play well, and they know it. I believe they will score 14 points early, and force the elderly Manning to play from behind. He just can’t do it like he used to. When Peyton has found rhythm, it’s when he throws across the middle and to his right. That’s where the interceptions will happen. Luke Kuechly and Josh Norman live there.

Once Carolina has the lead, they will grind with their diverse run game and play action. Wade Philips‘s defense is good, and will get to Cam, but that unit can’t make Manning’s arm any younger. Carolina’s defense has shown it can stop the run that Manning leans on. We might even have a Brock Osweiler sighting. Okay maybe too far, but I’m trying to be bold for SB50.

Well, that’s what I see happening this Sunday. Hope you all enjoy the commercials, half time show. Oh yeah, and the football.

Jordan Slagle is Boundary Bay’s Resident Football Analyst. He is an avid football fan and appeared in three of the past four Super Bowls in Boundary Bay’s Fantasy Football League.

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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.

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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+ )

An Evening Sail Aboard the Zodiac

If you’ve spent time in Bellingham, chances are you’ve caught sight of the the 160ft. Schooner Zodiac crossing the Bay. When The Zodiac Crew suggested a beer and dinner sail this August, Boundary did not hesitate to hop on board. Tuesday, August 5th Boundary and 50 passengers set sail for a pairing cruise aboard the historic,1924 yacht — hopefully the first of many to come.

The Zodiac, restored to the glory of her younger days, is a testament to the majesty and beauty of classic wooden yachts. Her decks are spacious and practical, her sails trimmed and powerful. Her main mast towers over twelve stories high and she proudly boasts the largest working mainsail on the western coast. When you look down her rails, you see polished brass and gleaming brightwork. Her lines are coiled and hung on the rails and the rigging is taut and fast.

Boundary Brewer, Bryan Krueger, connected with Zodiac Chef, Miranda Krone, to devise a four-course dinner featuring Boundary Seasonals paired with complimentary plates. As the sun set beyond the bay, the view of varnished mahogany, oak and teak coupled eloquently with the taste of fine crafted ales and decadent cuisine. The setting was phenomenal, the atmosphere paradisiacal. You can practically savor the tastes and the good vibes of the adventure in the photographs captured by Jonathan Kull. Click the images to look through the gallery!

  1. Not Shawn’s Saison + Peach heirloom tomato salad with toasted pine nuts and aged gouda with red wine vinaigrette.
  2. Mosaic Single Hop Pale + Tequila-lime shrimp and grits.
  3. Scotch Ale +  Blackberry BBQ ribs with garlic mashers and haricots verts.
  4. Batch 5,000 Imperial Porter + Maple creme carmel infused with Porter.

We’ll be sure to let you know when the next cruise sets sail!

Four 4th’s with Boundary Bay

4thjuly-01It’s Casey Diggs favorite holiday, so Boundary’s doing it big; and all around town. Here’s where you can get your fill of BBay this Independence Day:

Freedom BBQ in the Beer Garden [FREE, All ages] Rather than our usual Fish Fry, we’re going to be doing some good ol’ fashion BBQ Grillin’ in the Beer Garden. After all, nothing says ‘Merica like cold craft beer and a BBQ. The grill will be hot Noon-8pm. FREE Live Music by Odd Ones Out and The Vonvettas (5:00-8:00).  [*Note: Our Tap Room and Bistro will be open on the 4th, 11am-8pm] Happy Birthday USA. Cheers!

Yes we CAN! Canned Craft Beer Festival Spend Independence Day with 20 of your local brewers, neighbors, friends, and your family at RE Sources’ Yes, We Can! Craft Beer Festival at Elizabeth Station. Games for the kids, beer for the parents, live music by Hot Damn Scandal, Moongrass and more.  Kicks from the Bellingham Circus Guild, and a great view of the fireworks for all. If you want to avoid paying the processing fee, you can purchase your tickets online or in person right here at Boundary.

Haggen Family 4th The Chamber of Commerce and Haggen throw their annual 4th of July Party and fireworks display at Zuanich Point Park (11am-11pm). The’ve got the whole day loaded with events; check it out. Boundary will be providing Beer for the festivities. Fireworks at 10:30pm!

Party on the Herald Head to the Herald building and watch the fireworks from the best seat in Bellingham! Purchase of a ticket gets you to the roof, and includes food, beer, and live music.  All proceeds of this event go to support the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, an organization uniting the diverse interests of downtown Bellingham.

Hawks & Huskies: Game Days at Bbay

It’s fall football season, so of course all of the Hawks & Husky games will be live streamed from our Taproom.  Join us every week for Game Days at Bbay.  hawkshusky
Here’s how it essentially goes; We roll out the giant 4,500 lumen projector and put on the game, while you relax and enjoy the beer and popcorn. We’ll all proceed to yell extremely loudly at the screen while bantering about the refs questionable calls, give each other high-fives when Sherman makes an epic return, inhale some delicious imperial pork nachos, all while enjoying great beer and even better company. THEN, because you are so ridiculously awesome, we would like to give away some free swag just for being your rad self. Sounds like fun, right? Join us for every Game Day in the taproom! (21+ only).

Note: November 10th and December 15th are 10:00am Hawk games and we will be opening early for breakfast and mimosas!

EAT LOCAL MONTH

guideBellingham retailers are joining together in support of Sustainable Connection’s Eat Local First program, with a month long, flavorful and festive celebration of local food and farms. 17 Farm-To-Table restaurants are included in Eat Local Month, along with 20+ edible events — including the Whatcom Harvest Dinner.  Boundary Bay Brewing Co. is one of many Bellingham restaurants, that has made a pledge to provide fresh, natural and local food products to its customers.

Locally owned, family friendly and community driven, we work with over 25 local farmers and suppliers to bring fresh NW pub food to our menu. We adopted the farm to fork slogan and exemplify it’s notion with menu items like the Full Circle Burger: a motto coined from our partnership with local beef supplier, Squaw Creek Cattle Co. in Everson, WA. The cattle at Squaw Creek are grass fed and supplemented with spent grain from the brewery. It’s a simple idea really, it all goes fill circle at Boundary Bay, local business supporting local businesses. In the past year, we’ve made even more changes to our menu, forming  contracts with Anderson Family Ranch, Carlton Farms and Draper Valley Farms; all of whom raise free-range, non-additive, fresh and natural, organic meat products. (click to learn about these menu changes and products).

EAT LOCAL MONTH illustrates how local businesses are working to bring the Bellingham community fresher, healthier food products. In the month of September, Boundary Bay and 16 additional local restaurants have pledged to offer distinctive EAT LOCAL FIRST dishes, made of 50% of more farm-sourced ingredients.

Patrons can win prizes just by eating local food and filling out their EAT LOCAL PASSPORTS. Don’t have one? Just ask your server!  Items on our menu that qualify you for a passport stamp include our Pan Fried Oysters, Full Circle Beef Burger, Harvest Salad, Steamers, Salmon entree and our special of the month; Sabih Sandwich (A classic Mediterranean sandwich with roasted eggplant, Tahiti sauce, hard boiled egg and pickled mango, piled on a cucumber, tomato and onion chopped salad and served on flatbread. (ingredients from Cloud Mt. Farm and Bellingham Flatbread & Bakery).

Sustainable Connections and the participating retailers invite you to eat at their tables, get your eat local month passport stamped, and proudly display your “I ate local today” stickers. To find out more about Eat Local Month, check out the Sustainable Connections webpage.

 

Bellingham Beer Week 2013

We’re coming up on the 2nd annual Bellingham Beer Week (Septmber 20-29th) and this year…we’ve got the events stacked all day and all night.Untitled-1

Celebrate Bellingham’s craft beer scene with an entire week (+ 3 more days because one week isn’t long enough) dedicated soley to the love, exploration, and passion of Craft Brewing. Boundary Bay, and several of the other awesome breweries and pubs in town, are assembling together to give you 10 whole days of non-stop “ale-related” events. (AKA Disney Land for adults.) The possibilities of the potential events you can attend are overwhelming, so TAKE A GOOD LOOK at what might interest you — AND GET OUT AND ENJOY YOURSELVES!