Have you seen these?
** a great commercial posted on Youtube that a viewer described as “the greatest beer commercial ever”
** the banner bank commercial starring Ed (the owner of Boundary Bay)
And have you read this article printed in Beer Northwest magazine last spring where Megan Flynn describes Bellingham as a town with a beer-centric attitude. She goes on to say: “…Bellingham is home to Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro, a neighbor hangout producing distinctly Northwest brews, full of flavor and hops. Open since 1995 and located on the popular Railroad Avenue in downtown Bellingham, the brewery attracts locals and out-of-towners. With numerous beer awards under their belt, you can’t go wrong with any of their brews.
The staple Inside Passage Ale (IPA) is far from a traditional India Pale Ale, and will delight your palate with citrusy hop flavor and upfront aroma. In 2006, the seasonal Imperial IPA won the coveted Alpha King Award for the best hoppy beer in America at the Great American Beer Festival, a first for a Washington Brewery.
The large brick building that houses Boundary Bay is a maze of brewery equipment and bustling dining areas. In the summer, the outdoor patio and lawn morphs into a beer garden, hosting live music and hula-hoop contests. The menu feature traditional pub grub like Beer-B-Q Pork Sandwiches, Smoked Salmon Chowder, and classic Mac and Cheese. Expect a line out the door on Friday and Saturday nights, but step into the bar for a glass of beer while you wait for a table.” (article by Megan Flynn)
P.S. (did you catch what the Beer and Brewing Editor said about our lil’ ole Imperial IPA in that article about the Alpha King: “The grand, first-place win was awarded to Ed Bennett of Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro in Bellingham, Washington for Imperial IPA, a coppery American Double IPA. Its deep-coral hue dances with a foggy glow, like a tropical sunset. Pungent aromas of grapefruit, orange, caramel, and spruce fill the air. The taste is rowdy, with a significant malt foundation and mountain of hops, drenched in sticky pine-sap and orange liqueur. Velvety and yielding on the tongue, it lingers in a long , bone-dry finish.” (quote from Carolyn Smagalski)