Our Story

Fermentation is a great passion of ours. We moved into our warehouse brewery space in Bellingham, Washington in October of 2013 to express this passion through craft beer. We are a small, family-run team, completely focused on quality, our environment, and connecting with the local community. We celebrate and produce traditional styles, while simultaneously blurring guidelines by exploring mixed fermentations, blending, and barrel aging through our evolving Wander Barrel Project.

We were born and raised in the Midwest, met at the University of Iowa many years ago, and have spent a large portion of our shared life traveling and exploring the world. Chad, an industrial engineer by degree, attended the American Brewer’s Guild in 2011 before working at Hilliard’s Beer in Seattle, Washington. Colleen spent many years working for global health nonprofit organizations before focusing solely on the business side of Wander Brewing. Wandering has allowed us to explore the unexpected in life. The culture of our brewery is guided by the people and landscapes encountered during these experiences. Wandering teaches us that not all creatures follow the same path, uniqueness is good, and some of the richest life lessons come from the most unexpected places.

The paper airplane in our logo embodies the spirit of our lives and our beers. Each paper airplane’s design, journey, and end point is unique, and that is a wonderful thing. This philosophy is entwined in our culture and the beers that we produce.

We hope that you enjoy our beer as much as we passionately enjoy creating it for you.

Cheers,

Colleen & Chad Kuehl

WANDERALE

Belgian Blond
Belgian abbey yeast combines with imported malts and aromatic hops resulting in a flowery, earthy spiciness. Share Wanderale with others. Discover your wander.

  • House Belgian Yeast
  • 6.0% ABV
  • 22 IBU
  • 5 SRM

Bronze Medal, 2015 Washington Beer Awards

SHOE TOSS

Rye IPA
Over 50 lbs. of hops go into each batch of this golden orange colored rye IPA creating a big citrusy treat. The addition of rye adds complexity to the flavor including a crisp spiciness on the palate. Hops include Washington grown Citra, Centennial, Summit and a healthy late kettle addition and dry hop of whole cone Ahtanum.

  • House Ale Yeast
  • 6.8% ABV
  • 100 IBU
  • 9 SRM

GLOBAL MUTT

Baltic Porter
Coffee sourced direct from the farmer in Brazil, fair trade cocoa nibs from the Democratic Republic of Congo, chocolate from Theo’s in Seattle, water from Bellingham, hops from Yakima, and specialty malt from Europe dance together in this BIG Baltic porter…a true Global Mutt.

  • House Lager Yeast
  • 7.0% ABV
  • 34 IBU
  • 40 SRM

Silver Medal, 2017 North American Beer Awards
Bronze Medal, 2017 Australian International Beer Awards
Silver Medal, 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards
Bronze Medal, 2016 Australian International Beer Awards
Bronze Medal, 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards
Silver Medal, 2015 Brussels Beer Challenge
3rd Place, People’s Choice, 2014 April Brews Day 

UNCOMMON

California Common
A truly American style, more commonly known as steam beer. Our California Common is created using our Bavarian Lager yeast strain fermented at ale like temperatures. A nice dose of Belgian Abbey malt lends a tasty biscuit flavor to this delicious amber colored brew.

House Lager Yeast

  • 5.5% ABV
  • 39 IBU
  • 10 SRM

Silver Medal, 2014 Washington Beer Awards

TOGETHER

Belgian Dubbel
55 lbs. of imported dark Belgian candy sugar mingles with specialty malts from Belgian and German maltsters in each batch of this dark and delicious brew.

  • House Belgian Yeast
  • 7.2% ABV
  • 24 IBU
  • 19 SRM

Bronze Medal, 2017 North American Beer Awards
Silver Medal, 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards
Gold Medal, 2016 Washington Beer Awards
Silver Medal, 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards
Silver Medal, 2015 North American Beer Awards

CORRESPONDENT

Foreign Extra Stout
Higher gravity than a standard stout but not of imperial strength, our foreign extra stout is built on rich and roasty British malts and balanced out with a healthy addition of hops.

  • House Ale Yeast
  • 6.4% ABV
  • 40 IBU
  • 35 SRM

Gold Medal, 2017 Great American Beer Festival
Gold Medal, 2017 Washington Beer Awards
Silver Medal, 2016 Washington Beer Awards
Silver Medal, 2014 Washington Beer Awards

DOGLOST

Pilsner
We source malt from two separate German maltsters in addition to 100% German grown Merkur and Hersbrucker hops to brew our authentic German style Pilsner.House Lager Yeast

  • 5.1% ABV
  • 35 IBU
  • 3 SRM

GROWLERS TO GO

Yours or Ours
Get one while you’re here, or bring one of your own and we’ll fill it up!

ROTATING BEERS

We are adding new and seasonal release beers all the time. Stop by to see what we have on tap!

BOTTLES AND CANS

Bottles and Cans to Go
Our bottles and cans can be purchased at the Brew Hall and craft beer retail outlets!

ADDITIONAL AWARDS 

Gold Medal
2017 Washington Beer Awards, Wild Warehouse

Silver Medal
2017 Australian International Beer Awards, Wild Warehouse

Silver Medal
2017 Australian International Beer Awards, Sauraha

Bronze
2016 World Beer Cup, Wild Warehouse

Gold Medal
2016 Washington Beer Awards, Wild Warehouse

Gold Medal
2016 North American Beer Awards, Wild Warehouse

Bronze Medal
2016 Australian International Beer Awards, Sauraha

Gold Medal
2015 Great American Beer Festival, Wild Warehouse

Silver Medal
2016 Washington Beer Awards, Cranberry Fruit Puncheon

Silver Medal
2015 Brussels Beer Challenge, Boysenberry Fruit Puncheon

1st Place
2016 “Sip Northwest, Best of the Northwest Belgian-Style”, Wanderale

2nd Place
2016 “Sip Northwest, Best of the Northwest Sour”, Sauraha

3rd Place
2016 “Sip Northwest, Best of the Northwest Porter”, Global Mutt

1st Place
2015 “Sip Northwest, Best of the Northwest Sour” , Raspberry Millie Sour

1st Place People’s Choice
2015 April Brews Day, Barrel-Aged Imperial Global Mutt

1st Place People’s Choice
2014 Bellingham Oktoberfest, PumpFest Pumpkin Ale

1st Place People’s Choice
2014 Yes We Can! Festival, Warehouse Farmhouse Saison

Best Newcomer
2014 “Sip Northwest, Best of the Northwest”

WANDER BARREL PROJECT

Our award-winning Wander Barrel Project beers are individual expressions of our brewer’s ingenuity as they blend yeast, bacteria, and a variety of barrels within the confines of our brewery warehouse. Nearly 100 wooden barrels fill our space, ranging in size from small 8-gallon rye whiskey barrels to our 620-gallon American oak foeder. The previous lives of our barrels help to guide their new life as part of our barrel project producing beers ranging in style from our Great American Beer Festival® Gold medal-winning chardonnay barrel-aged Wild Warehouse, to our Brussels Beer Challenge silver medal-winning Fruit Puncheon, to our bourbon barrel-aged Emissary Imperial Stout. Wander Barrel Project release schedules vary from year to year and are not dictated by the calendar but instead by the contents of the barrels. We allow the beer to tell us when it is ready.

BREW HALL

Built in a historic building in downtown Bellingham, our all-ages Brew Hall has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.  Plant your bike on our large outdoor bike rack, grab a pint, and have a great time.  Free parking on the south (limited) and east sides of the building.

Address

1807 Dean Ave
Bellingham, Washington 98225

Hours

Monday – Thursday /// 3pm-9pm
Friday – Saturday /// Noon – 10pm
Sunday /// Noon – 7pm

FOOD TRUCK SCHEDULE

Monday
Big Stick BBQ

Tuesday
Simmering Tava

Wednesday
Cubano Cubano

Thursday
Big Trouble

Friday
StrEAT Food

Saturday
Kid Sister

Sunday
Danielle’s Back East BBQ

Jobs at Wander Brewing

Want to work with the greatest brew team in the Northwest? Great!  Click the job title to learn more!

Thanks for your interest in Wander Brewing!  We would love to hear from you!

CALL US

(360) 647-6152

COMMUNITY:

Wander Brewing is committed to being an active and involved part of our community. All donation requests for 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 organizations must be submitted via the Donations Form at least two weeks prior to your event.   If you have a donation request, please choose that option from the drop down list on the form shown on this page and fill in the details.   We’ll respond to all requests  as soon as possible.

GIFT CARDS:

Looking to give the gift of Wander? Gift cards can be purchased in person at the Brew Hall or online. Click GIFT CARDS to purchase online.

GIFT CARDS