Wow! Time flies. Chuckanut Brewery is about to turn one year old. Bellingham’s purveyor of fine, traditional lagers is planning a party to celebrate (Saturday, July 18th). Sounds like an excuse to head north to me. Our recommendation is to take off for Bellingham after work on Friday and make a weekend of it. Boundary Bay Brewery is within stumbling distance of the Chuckanut Brewery, and Chuckanut is within stumbling distance of the Hotel Bellwether. Maybe include slight detours on Friday night to the Copper Hog and the Green Frog while you’re in the neighborhood. All within walking distance of each other.
Here is the press release that we received from Chuckanut’s Brewmama, Annie Pfriem:
Join Chuckanut Brewery (601 W. Holly St) in celebrating their first year of being in business at Chuckanut Brewery’s 1st Anniversary Party, Saturday July 18th. Live music, Outdoor BBQ, special priced beers and more. The “Kitchen” opens at 11:30 am, outdoor bbq, beer specials and live music starts at 4:00pm. All ages welcome and no cover charge required.
Chuckanut Brewery has lined up a night of non-stop live music under the covered patio. Dave Hannon Band will kick-off the night at 4PM with their high energy three piece acoustic, pop, rock band. I Love you Avalanche will follow at 6PM, playing fun Indie Pop music, and Vox Solis will take the night home with their classic rock starting at 8PM. Live Music will last until 10PM.
The and beer specials will start at outdoor BBQ starts at 4PM and will feature fresh Northwest Seafood and Chef Chad Bowes will be roasting a pig, raised locally on Chuckanut Brewery’s Spent Beer Grains! Other BBQ specials include Local Misty Hamburgers, Hempler Brats and Veggie Burgers.