This time of year, they say dressing in layers can help you to bear the frigid air. So here’s a mini-tour of some seasonal Bellingham beers — from Boundary Bay, Kulshan Brewing Co. and The Local pub’s house brewery, Menace — to keep you warm from the inside out.
— Some winter beer honorable mentions: Kulshan’s Kitten Mittens had sold out, on tap and in growlers, last week when I swung by the brewery at 2238 James St., though it’s on tap in bars around town, e.g., Uisce. It’s a darker winter warmer.
— Also, Chuckanut Brewery, 601 W. Holly St., released a Yule Bock on the day after Christmas that’s “guaranteed not to last.”
— Meanwhile up the hill, Aslan Brewing Co., 1330 N. Forest St., is pouring a winter warmer named for SR-542, the highway to Mt. Baker.
— Just a few months after Wander Brewing opened its brew hall at 1807 Dean Ave., a coffee- and cocoa-infused Baltic porter, Global Mutt, is the first beer to be bottled in bombers by the brewery. It won’t be the last, thank goodness.