Summer Beer Tasting Course

DSCN2238Love beer? Want to learn more about it? Boundary Bay Brewer, Anthony Stone, will be hosting an Introduction to Beer Course at the Ferndale Crossing on July 2nd at 6pm ($15 a person). This class is designed to be a good primer, and base level intro for new beer connoisseurs who are interested in finding out more about the brewing process and what specifically creates different types of beer, how they’re unique from each other, and most importantly, WHY!  By attending, you’ll discover more about the styles YOU enjoy and why that might be the case, according to your personal pallet.

DSCN2247The course will sample eight different beers with a wide range of styles. Ales and Lagers, from American, German to Belgian – you’ll sample beers that are malty, hoppy, balanced and right in-between. Tasting different beers, side-by-side, will help you learn which ones you prefer and increase your knowledge about beer in general. Most importantly, you’ll discover the ingredients and processes that give a beer it’s unique taste, aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, balance…etc. And you’ll learn what all those things actually refer to  ; )

This will be a great opportunity for those who enjoy their beers and want to learn more about their individual preferences and the brewing process in general. No registration is necessary; simply show up the day of!  21+ only of course. Cheers, we hope to see you there!

Boundary Bay receives a Silver Medal!

Boundary Bay Brewery, along with almost 500 other breweries participated in the Great American Beer Festival this weekend.  There were over 46,000 people in attendance and almost 3,000 beers being judged as part of the competition. We are proud to announce that our Imperial Oatmeal Stout took home a silver medal and our Imperial IPA was declared second place in the Alpha King challenge after winning back in 2006.  Thus, we’ve dubbed ourselves the Alpha Dude for the year.  =)  We’d like to extend a hearty congratulations to our brewers for another year of great beer!

Beer in Transit…getting ready for the GABF

So, those of you who religiously follow the world of craft beer, you’ll know that on the very near horizon sits the Great American Beer Festival.  The GABF hosts one of the world’s largest tasting competitions and beers from around the world are judged within over 70 categories of beer styles.  Nearly 50,000 beer lovers are expected to attend this years festival!

beer lovers unite!

beer lovers unite!

Currently, Ed Bennet, the owner of Boundary Bay Brewery is driving from Bellingham to Denver with lots and lots of beer in tow.  By the end of this week, all the breweries competing in the Great American Beer Festival must have their beer to Denver in order to be sorted and grouped into the appropriate categories in preparation for the extensive tasting and judging to begin.  For at least eight years, Ed has been driving Boundary Bay’s beer to the competition…but, even cooler, he’s been taking beer for other breweries along the way as well.  Anacortes brewing, Elliott Bay brewery, the RAM, and Pike brewing all sent their lovely brews to nestle in with Boundary’s beer for the long ride to Denver…in total, Ed’s carrying beer from 13 breweries to the Great American Beer Festival.  We, and many other breweries, like to personally hand deliver our beer to the competition to ensure quality.  Even if a beer sample is shipped overnight, it can sit for too long at the wrong temperature or, worse, arrive broken thus taking that sample out of the competition.  Maybe it’s our commitment to quality and the effort Ed takes to make sure our beer stays at the correct temperature that has resulted in so many awards from the GABF in our past.