With the new season comes a new variety of harvest-themed beers.
Boundary Bay Hop Rye
Description: Hop Rye is a special release to celebrate the autumn season. The delicate dance of rye, barley and hops begins with a bright, copper color complemented by lingering light-tan foam. Hop Rye’s assertive bitterness is due to healthy dose of hops through all stages of the brew. The addition of flaked rye adds a spicy element to the fruity and citrusy flavors from the Washington-grown hops. Hop Rye is a smooth and complex ale perfect for those cool autumn nights.
Cost of a pint: $4.75
Address: 1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Chuckanut Smoke Porter
Description: Modern British smoke porters are dark, full-bodied ales showing more roasted character than brown ales, and a slight smoky aroma. Chuckanut Smoke Porter carries the roasted malt and lightly smoky flavor with grace. Rich chocolate and malt pairs with German Beechwood smoked malt and ends with a round toffee finish.
Cost of a pint: $5, Happy hour (Sunday – Thursday 4-6 p.m.) $4.
Address: 601 W Holly St, Bellingham
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10:30
Schweinhaus Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale
Description: The Rogue Pumpkin Ale is a medium-bodied ale, but a lighter-bodied pumpkin ale. It has a similar taste to pumpkin pie, including light notes of cardamom. The after taste is bubblegum-esque with a smooth caramel finish. Other flavors include vanilla, ginger, nutmeg and orange peels.
Cost of a half liter: $5.50
Address: 1330 N State St, Bellingham
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11 a.m.-Midnight
Aslan Rocky Horror Pumpkin Porter
Description: Rocky Horror Pumpkin Porter is a traditional style brown porter, with pumpkin and spices added. This once wildly popular style in the UK is often an afterthought in modern craft brewing. Its deep, roasty and complexly refined base sets the stage for pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla beans and all spice to provide all of the familiar flavors of pumpkin pie.
Cost of a pint: $5.50
Address: 1330 N Forest St, Bellingham
Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-Midnight