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Family-friendly beer garden and brewery set to open

Upcoming brewery on the corner of Grant and Carolina streets set to open in late July. // Photo by Jessica Vangel

 

by Grace Taylor

Bellingham beer fanatics – keep your eyes peeled for Bellingham’s newest brewery and beer garden opening in late July.

Soon enough, you’ll have the opportunity to grab your friends and head to the newest brewery for weekend beer stein-mimosa brunches and vegan-friendly pub fare dinners by the fire.

Situated on the corner of Grant and Carolina streets in the Sunnyland neighborhood is Twin Sisters Brewing. From contemporary metal design to garage door walls in the main dining room, this new brewery is bringing a new feel and energy to your average craft-beer brew house.

Director of Operations Jeff Davis said The Twin Sisters crew’s  mission is to maintain a positive relationship with the community, tailoring their service and amenities to reflect this passion,.

The devotion and commitment to taking care of their employees and treating their community like family is reflected in the elegantly detailed design and layout of the brewery, Davis said.

When you walk into the doors of Twin Sisters Brewery, you enter through what they call the ‘Beer Tunnel’ into a massive, high-ceiling dining room with garage door walls and a full bar. Up the stairs, you’ll find the mezzanine, which can cater up to 120 people and can be rented out for meetings and events.

Aside from their fully serviced main beer garden and dining area, the location houses a walk-up beer window in a smaller “triangle beer garden,” a tasting room, unique yard games, and other community-focused amenities.

Davis said he wants the community to be involved in every step along the way. The custom-designed benches and intricate metalwork scaling their two taprooms and outdoor patios were handcrafted just down the road at Custom Design, Inc.

For the team, what started as a passion for drinking beer developed into something much deeper, Davis said.

“[The crew is] just as excited as we are,” Davis said. “For them to show up at 9 o’clock with bells and whistles on says a lot to me.”

Brewery owners Loren DeMuth and Terri Green are committed to creating a passionate, family-oriented atmosphere. In addition, DeMuth is the president and Green is the vice president of Custom Design, Inc.

To mitigate the concerns of neighbors regarding size and location, the company worked with the city to commission a parking study. The study found that parking would be in abundance, Davis said. To curb this impact, the company also has 40 spots and a reserved employee lot.

Nash Jaramillo, newly hired bar and beertender at Twin Sisters Brewing, said compared to some of his past bartending positions, the company’s organization and dedication sets the Twin Sisters team apart from their competitors.

“They seem dedicated to making it work. They have a plan,” Jaramillo said. “They’re prompt with email responses, have full benefits packages and there are two weeks of extensive staff training.”

With six years of bartending experience and a current position at Melvin Brewing, Jaramillo said Twin Sisters’ full bar will also make them stand out amongst the other 12 Bellingham breweries.

“We really want to put our best foot forward with our service, our quality of product,” Davis said. “ We want to make sure we’re pumping on all cylinders, so when we have that first introduction, it’s the right one.”

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