The headlining event of this year's Beer Week was the first ever Bellingham Oktoberfest. Sponsored by area businesses, proceeds benefited The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County, and by all accounts was a huge success. Twenty-five breweries participated, pouring 50 different beers. Five special Beer Week beers were on tap including 10 Barrel's Bellingham Crush and Wander Brewing's Tripel. The night also included yodeling and costume contests.
We attended Oktoberfest as set-up volunteers. With so many great beers there was no way we could taste them all, but that didn't stop us from trying! Our favorite? Fremont's Cowiche Canyon Hop Lab #3. Delicious!
Hike + Brewery Meetup
For those who missed the hike, take a look at our Ramblr map below. Track our route and check out some photos from along the way!