A new brewery is close to opening in Bellingham, offering something for beer fans who like to try out different styles.
Structures Brewing is currently making some small batches at 1420 N. State St. and plans to have its tasting room open in late November, said James Alexander, who founded the brewery with Ryan Miller.
Alexander and Miller met as brewers in Pittsburgh and have worked at other breweries across the U.S., including in Vermont, before they decided to start their own business in Bellingham. They want to start small to focus on quality, so they will open with a small tasting room and sell growlers out of the brewery.
“It’s a personal goal to only sell in-house as we build relationships in the community,” said Alexander. “Being a part of the community is important to us.”
Customers will get a different experience each time they visit the tasting room, said Miller, because the styles of beer on tap will vary. One week they may offer a double IPA, for example, then after that runs out they may offer an oatmeal stout. This format will allow them to be creative and experiment while getting feedback from customers, he said.
Alexander said the idea is to treat people who are looking for something different each time they visit, operating on the theory that people don’t eat the same food every day.
They will be operating a 10-barrel system and have been very pleased with the first batches.
Once the Structures tap room opens, they owners plan to make it available to the public four days a week from 3-9 p.m. They haven’t decided on which days to be open yet.
Details about the company and updates can be found at structuresbrewing.com.
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