It’s Beer Week! That means all the breweries and taprooms around Bellingham are throwing their best parties between September 9 and 18.

You can find the full list of festivities at All of these events are going to rock, but here are the 3 we think you can’t afford to miss.

Stones Throw Block Party—Fairhaven’s one-and-only brewery has the same ambiance and your backyard, and their block parties are gaining a reputation all their own. At this one Stone’s Throw will release a coffee lager brewed in collaboration with Tony’s Coffee.

Sunset Sail on the Schooner Zodiac—The Schooner Zodiac docks at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and makes frequent sunset cruises around Bellingham Bay that typically feature wine. But on September 15 it they will feature brews from Aslan Brewing.

Oktoberfest at Das Schweinhaus—There are Oktoberfest events at several Bellingham establishments, can we expect anyone to do it better than the bratwurst joint? German style beers, food, and games are planned.

Uncommon Pairing at Ciao Thyme—The finale of Beer Week is usually Bellingham Traverse which finishes in front of Boundary Bay Brewing. And this year the Traverse finishline will be just as festive as ever, but Sunday will bring an encore. Ciao Thyme will pair bites with brews from five hand-picked breweries, and proceeds will benefit the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation.

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Jeff Jewell

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Matt Mullett

December 26, 2016

Todd Elsworth

December 23, 2016

Corrinne Sande

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Downtown Improvement Gardens

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San Juan Airlines

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Holiday Classic

December 9, 2016

Baker Beacon Rally