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Anchored by classic northwest brewpubs like Boundary Bay and Chuckanut Brewery, “Brewingham” has long been a favorite Washington beer destination. Bellingham’s modern brewery boom began around 2012 with the opening of Kulshan Brewing — followed by Aslan, Wander, Structures and many more. If you haven’t been to town in a while, you might have missed…

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Cairn Brewing is a community brewery located in Kenmore. For those not familiar with the area, you’ll find the small city of Kenmore nestled between Lake Washington’s Northshore and Bothell on the outskirts of Seattle. You can access Cairn via the Burke-Gilman Trail, along with two other neighboring breweries that make up Kenmore Brewery Row.…

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Skamania and Klickitat counties are known for their gorge-ous (pun intended) Columbia River Gorge views and a variety of outdoor recreation options. But did you know it’s also a fantastic area for locally made craft beer, cider and spirits? Read on for some of my favorites, including where to find great sour beers and family-friendly…

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Many local Washington businesses are scrambling to stay afloat during the global coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately for those of us who need a drink to get through this, breweries are considered “essential” businesses. So while we can’t congregate at our local pub for the foreseeable future, most Washingtonians can still get their favorite beer via delivery…

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With spring rapidly approaching and sunny weekends right around the corner, my mind is already trending towards brighter days. Those days that make living in Washington State so worth the gloomy months. As the sun reappears to dry out our soggy backyard fire pits, springtime in the Pacific Northwest is all about getting outside and…

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Ellensburg, Washington, is just a two-hour drive from Seattle and is one of the hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest. Located east of the Cascade Mountain Range off Interstate 90, Ellensburg offers outdoor recreation like biking, fishing on the Yakima River, hiking and more. The charming city is home to around 20,000 people, and is…

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Cool, industrial taprooms, tart and tangy sours and all variations of India pale ales can be found in the many breweries of Clark County, Washington. Situated just north of Portland, Oregon, Clark County has developed its own identity as a mecca for great brews, tasty food and a stunning waterfront all while maintaining the tight-knit…

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The Tri-Cities is famous for wine, for rippling rows of golden wheat, for three rolling rivers that swiftly merge into one and for the kaleidoscope of color each time the sun sinks into the vastness, turning the twinkling daylight into a deep blue, luminous dome. Known for the deeply rooted connection to the land, the…

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Fairhaven is perhaps the most charming place in Bellingham. Perched atop a hillside sloping gently toward Bellingham Bay, the historic district packs shops, eateries and bars into several square blocks of 19th-century red brick buildings — all within walking distance of one another. Parking is free and there’s plenty to see. From cobblestone streets to…

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Situated between the North Cascades and the Salish Sea, Bellingham is best known for its natural scenery, outdoor recreation and world-class beer scene. And you don’t even have to leave downtown to experience some of the city’s best attractions. From there you can easily explore the unique experiences and flavors of this college town of…

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