Submitted by North Fork Brewery

After months of planning and paperwork, The North Fork Brewery is happy to announce the opening of its second location. The North Fork Barrel House & Beer Shrine is located in Bellingham’s Sunnyland neighborhood, at the corner of Ohio Street and Grant Street.

The brewery has outgrown its original barrel aging space at their main location in Deming. The new spot will be used for fermenting in wood barrels, both spontaneously and mixed-culture, plus as a bottling facility for specialty beers. Head Brewer, Eric Jorgensen, says he is looking most forward to “not working with full barrels of beer inside of a shipping container” once the program is fully transitioned.

The Barrel House also features a 10-tap tasting room with a custom draft system. Of those, five taps will be dedicated to serving their vintage sour beers, and the remaining taps will rotate with ales and lagers brewed at their Deming location. Plus, the coolers will be stocked with North Fork specialty bottles, and cans from Bellingham Cider Company.

Owner Jim Green is “excited to have a location in Bellingham that’s close to all of our beer friends.” Just like the dining room at their brewery on Mount Baker Highway, the Barrel House is home to a unique collection of vintage beer bottles and memorabilia. The “bottle walls” display retro-style designs and labels from up and down the West Coast.

Opening day is schedule for Thursday, August 4, 2022. The Barrel House will be open six days a week (closed Wednesday) from noon to 7 p.m. and no food service will be available at this time. For our excellent hand-tossed pizza, visit North Fork Brewery, Pizzeria, and Beer Shrine located at 6186 Mount Baker Highway in Deming. We produce freshly brewed small batch ales, lagers and barrel-aged sours. The restaurant is open seven days a week, and welcomes diners of all ages. Find more information about The North Fork Brewery, please visit www.northforkbrewery.com.

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