Boundary Bay Brewery expanding

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Everyone loves Boundary Bay Brewery’s beers. If you have ever visited the Railroad Avenue location in Bellingham you very likely love the pub too. The Boundary Bay Bistro is beloved by locals who simply refer to it as “the brewery” or “the pub.” It is also a top destination for many wayward beer gypsies — a pilgrimage, of sorts.

Congratulations to our friends in Bellingham! Boundary Bay Brewery is about to expand. The company has secured a lease for the space next door and will begin construction in January. The expansion will increase brewing capacity and annual production. Plans are still being drawn but the company expects to expand the brewery as well as the bar and office space.

We will track this story closely in the coming months. Sounds like we may have to hit the highway and roadtrip to Bellingham. I love it when that happens.

Here is the press release.

Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham’s Local Brewpub, will be expanding in 2012.  The brewery recently signed the lease for 1103 Railroad Avenue, and plan to begin construction on the building located on the corner of Railroad and Maple after the first of year.

The expansion will increase Boundary Bay’s brewing capacity and their annual production. Prior to signing the lease, the brewery was already brewing at maximum capacity and was still seeing a growing demand for their beer. The expansion will allow Boundary Bay Brewery to better satisfy their local customers, but they also hope to increase their distribution up to Vancouver and down to Oregon.

Plans are still being finalized for 1103 Railroad Avenue, but the brewery imagines using the new space for an additional bar retail space as well as for offices and brewing.

“We are excited to expand,” says Ed Bennett, owner of Boundary Bay Brewery.  “We are eager to increase our brewing capacity as well as our distribution and the expanded brewing facilities will help us reach our goal of continuing to be a strong regional brewery here in the Pacific Northwest.”

2 Responses to Boundary Bay Brewery expanding
  1. SudsyMaggie
    September 27, 2011 | 9:33 pm

    WOW! That’s huge news. I’ve been going to Boundary Bay since October 30th, 2003 (to be exact). They craft amazing beer, great staff, great business. My Dad has been loaning them cribbage boards for a fundraiser for years. Congrats Ed and Janet! I’m actually scheming a trip up there in the next couple weeks so I’ll toast them in person.

  2. hene
    October 17, 2011 | 7:54 pm

    Cheers !!!! Congrats wishing you more beers to come. We at http://www.paradigm.com giving you the toast to success.