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The brewery opened in 1995 and has since been recognized for over 70 awards, including Best Brewery in Washington State five years in a row (Northwest Brewing News). These awards are proudly displayed in the taproom - look up. Ribbons galore hang from the ceiling of Boundary’s facility – a restored 1922 warehouse. Gaze around and you’ll notice two enormous ship paintings adorning the taproom’s south wall, old wooden snowshoes, canoes, and other miscellaneous outdoorsy décor. During summer the big garage door is open, inviting in a gentle breeze and anyone who walks by the brewery. Or head down to the beer garden where sunshine, happy hour barbeques, and live music are served with fresh brews all summer long.
After hiking the Chuckanuts, we arrive at Boundary Bay just in time for happy hour. Several appetizers can be had for a mere $2 and include a baby-sized mac and cheese, hummus plate, tacos, wings, and more. Our go-to Boundary beer is the Scotch ale, described on the brewery’s website as “A hearty, deep red ale with full body and fine malt character. We add just enough hops to balance the malt. The result is smooth and rich without becoming too sweet.” Yes. Other brews to try include Cabin Fever in the winter and the ever-popular IPA. With beer this good, it’s no wonder their motto is “Save the ales”.