Winning Brewery Heads West
Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing will open the doors to its first brewpub this Saturday in the heart of Bellingham. The highly anticipated brewpub will open its doors on June 3rd and will feature 20 taps including a rotating guest tap with the best damn, sought after IPAs they can get their hands on, bar and dining menu created by local favorite, Chef Drew Trepanier.
Beer & Wine
Melvin Brewing will offer a selection of 20 handcrafted beers on tap ranging from $4-$9 each. Featuring Melvin classics such as 2×4, Hubert, Melvin IPA, Killer Bees, and the Rotational IIPA series (RIIPA) — Asterisk, Citradamus, Drunken Master and Lambda Lambda Lambda.
Wines and Proescco by the glass and bottle highlighting unique varietals from California, Oregon and Washington. Glasses start at $6 and bottles start at $24. In addition, the summer favorite, an Aperol Spritz is available for $9.
American brewpub fare with Pacific Northwest inspiration and featured highlights from Melvin’s original brewery and restaurant, Thai Me Up in Jackson Hole, WY. Highlights include the Melvin Burger–Beef, Bacon, Egg, Shisito Pepper and Chili Mayo and TMU Wings–Crispy Wings with Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce.
Nightly specials include:
Monday, Calamari, $6
Tuesday, Ramen, $10
Wednesday, Fish & Chips, $11
Thursday, Mussels & Melvin, $15
Kids menu includes fan favorites such as Goldfish Mac & Cheese, mini Flat Iron Steak and Grilled Cheese.
Happy Hour is everyday from 4-6 p.m. (all seatings) and 10-11 p.m. (bar only) with daily food and beer specials.
Select Pints $2
Select tulips $5
Garlic Fries $2
Pickle Chips $5
Tortilla Soup $4
Melvin Drunken burger $13
Tofu Po Boy $10
Melvin features a modern rustic design with nods to their Kung Fu beginnings. Specific design elements include: 5,000 square foot open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows looking out upon the streetscape, 160 seats broken out by 13 high tops, 20 bar stool seats, and a mix of tables and booths with bench seating made for sharing. The second floor center of the space is home to the mash tun and kettle. The 7-barrel brewing system is alongside the kitchen for all to see brewing in process. The walls are adorned with original Melvin artwork showcasing event posters and labels.
Melvin Brewing Bellingham
2416 Meridian Street, Bellingham, Washington
June 3, 2017
Hours of Operation:
5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Operating Brewery: Holiday Season 2017
Melvin Brewing was founded in 2009 by Jeremy Tofte and Kirk McHale to fulfill their need to drink the biggest, most exciting West-Coast Style IPAs in Jackson, WY. Experimenting on a 30 gallon, then three-barrel brew house system, they developed the Melvin IPA and 2×4 Imperial IPA, which went on to win gold medals at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, back-to-back Alpha King awards in 2012 and 2013, and a Gold Medal at the World Beer Cup. On the strength of these and other beer brands, Melvin Brewing was awarded the 2015 Small Brew Pub and Small Brew Pub Brewer of the year.
Melvin brewing now has more than 40 amazing beer recipes to its name, expanding its portfolio of hoppy beers and other styles, with brands or beer syles such as ChChCh-Cherry Bomb (Fruit Beer), Killer Bees (Honey Ale), Coffee Ruckus (Coffee Imperial Stout), Wu’Wit (Belgian Wit), Hey Zeus! (Mexican Lager).
In 2015, Melvin Brewing opened its production facility in Alpine, WY, brewing out of a new 30-barrel brew house. Kirk will keep manning the three-barrel system in the back of Jackson, Wyoming’s Thai Me Up Restaurant to keep creating some of the most exciting beers on the market today, while Dave Chichura will take over the larger scale production in Alpine.
Photo courtesy Melvin Brewing Facebook.