I recently attended the first annual Washington Brewshed Beer Fest in Seattle organized by the nonprofit Washington Wild to support and protect clean water - a vital ingredient for great beer and healthy living. I was very excited to see that three of the 21 breweries were from Bellingham. Boundary Bay is the cornerstone of the Bellingham craft beer industry and sets a great example with their many philanthropic works. This year they earned the award for 2014 Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business for Washington State. Congratulations Boundary Bay! Aslan and Wander are the new kids on the block, but lost no time in showing their interest in supporting the environment and protecting the water that helps them make a great product. All businesses must make decisions about which causes to support. I was so pleased to see these three choose to protect clean water for all of us. It demonstrates that Bellingham is a community that cares and takes action. I look forward to the next event to support clean water through the Washington Brewshed Alliance at Boundary Bay on Sept. 12 when these three breweries will once again join forces to kick off Bellingham Beer Week and put their product where their values are. Way to go Boundary Bay, Aslan and Wander!
- Krista Gordon of Bellingham, via Letters to the Editor
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