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  • Nice selection of beer, very nice staff, great ambiance, good prices and fun self-pouring. Absolutely will go back and recommend for my friends and everyone else.

    Irene Turner Avatar
    Irene Turner
    7/11/2018
  • Ferndale has many places available if you just want to grab a drink and a bite to eat. Few of them have an inviting atmosphere, with a great selection of beer, clean environment, and good food available. DownTime Taps does have this, and with the support they seem to have from the community, should be here to stay. I am glad to have them join our community.

    Justin Maulkeet Avatar
    Justin Maulkeet
    7/29/2018

Beer, Wine & Cider

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with a wide array of beers in all styles, select ciders & featured wines.

  • The Strawberry Margarita

    Alter Ego Cider

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      Cider

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      4.7%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Strawberries, lime, sea salt. Sweet

  • Pumpkin Spice Mead

    BeeHaven Mead

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      Mead

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      5.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Our most popular seasonal. Pumpkin pieces, ginger, cinnamon, mace and toasted rice and other warming fall spice flavors make this a must when the Autumn chill sets in!

  • Root Beer

    Boundary Bay Brewery

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      Non - Alcoholic

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      0%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Sorry, no info at the moment.

  • 2013 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

    Chateau Ste. Michelle

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      Red Wine

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    • ABV ::

      14.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      The Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot is an elegant expression of Washington Merlot. It offers dark cherry fruit character and dusty tannins.

  • Killer Red

    Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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      Red IPA

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    • ABV ::

      7.2%

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      IBU ::

      88

    • Description ::

      “Fresh Hop Strong IRA” It’s harvest time again, which means using just-picked hops straight from Sodbuster Farm in the Willamette Valley. Killer Red has distinct apple/pine/orange notes from the hops, and pulls that biscuit/caramel character you find in our India Red Ale (“IRA”).

  • Chanilla

    D's Wicked Cider Co.

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      Cider

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      6.9%

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      0

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      D's Wicked Cider Co. Chanilla is a hand crafted hard apple cider made with the freshest Pacific Northwest grown apples. Infused fresh cherry and Madagascar vanilla bean create this cider-gasmic new flavor. This cider has expressive notes of pie cherries and cream soda with a lush marshmallow finish.

  • Emerald Triangle

    Eel River Brewing

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      Pale Ale

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      5%

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      IBU ::

      40

    • Description ::

      Every detail of this crisp, light, and refreshing pale ale has been deliberate and well considered. Loaded with Magnum, Simcoe, and Citra hops, it features a tropical fruit character with hints of melon and citrus. A hoppy beer that is also very drinkable.

  • Organic Amber Ale

    Eel River Brewing

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      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      4.8%

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      IBU ::

      13

    • Description ::

      A certified organic amber ale, rich copper in color with a caramel-like sweetness and balanced with the finest hops. Eel River Brewery's first-born organic beer is medium-bodied with a hoppy bouquet and a distinctive rich taste.

  • Penn Cove Pilsner

    Flyers Restaurant and Brewery

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      Pilsner

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      2.5%

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      0

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  • Field to Ferment: Fresh Hop Pale

    Fremont Brewing Co.

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      American Pale Ale

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      6%

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      IBU ::

      50

    • Description ::

      Fresh Hop Pale Ale

  • Inclusion

    Ground Breaker Brewing

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      Pale Ale

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      5.7%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      Ground Breaker was founded on the conviction that anyone who wanted to participate in craft beer culture should. We opened our doors in 2011 with one beer; Pale Ale. Brewed to be bright, crisp, and pleasing to a wide audience of craft beer enthusiasts. The recipe has improved but the spirit remains the same. Raise your glass high and toast to craft beer inclusion.

  • Corona Extra

    Grupo Modelo

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      Mexican Lager

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      4.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Corona's refreshing, smooth taste offers the perfect balance between heavier European imports and lighter domestic beer. The aroma is fruity-honey with a touch of malt and the flavor is crisp and well-balanced between hops and malt, toward the malt side. Corona’s superior taste profile is due to the fact that our brewers take great care to use only the best ingredients available.

  • Cream Ale -- NITRO

    Hale's Ales

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      Cream Ale

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      4.7%

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      IBU ::

      10

    • Description ::

      Hale’s Ales was the first craft brewery in America to produce nitrogen conditioned beers. Cream Ale has a light mouthfeel and a light, balanced flavor. Easy drinking and unique.

  • Pinot Noir

    Imagery Estate Winery

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      Pinot Noir

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      13.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Balanced and smooth from start to finish, this Pinot Noir leads with a silky entry. Jammy-strawberry, cherry, and boysenberry fruit flavors are enriched by integrated oak and blended with Petit Verdot to achieve a substantial body. This Pinot Noir is rich with jammy berry notes, silky tannins, and a long layered finish. Petit Verdot contributes to the beautiful color and substantial body of the wine.

  • Lavender Perry

    Independent Cider

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      Cider

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      5.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Two varieties of Lavender harvested down valley from our pear orchards were used to create our first botanical Perry. The blended buds from this mid-summer flower are dried and steeped to contribute subtle lavender notes and flavors.

  • Sunrise Amber

    Island Hoppin' Brewery

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      Red Ale

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      6%

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      IBU ::

      40

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  • Dark Maple

    Locust Cider

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      Cider

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      6.9%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Washington apples blended with maple, dates, and brown sugar. Complex, yet smooth and balanced with a maple finish.

  • Tangerine Wheat

    Lost Coast Brewery

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      Hefeweizen

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      5%

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      14

    • Description ::

      A refreshing citrus ale, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat combines our Lost Coast Harvest Wheat with natural tangerine flavors. Brewed with a combination of wheat and crystal malts, and finished with Perle hops.

  • Dry Cider

    Lost Giants Cider Co.

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      Cider

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      6%

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      0

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  • Hoperation Warm

    Menace Brewing

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      American IPA

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      6.2%

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      IBU ::

      32

    • Description ::

      2019 fresh hop!

  • Chardonnay

    MooBuzz

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      Chardonnay

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      13.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Aromatic layers of key lime and lemon oil entice the nose before a swirl of the glass releases a subtle touch of oak. A crisp entry evolves into a lush medley of melon, pear and apple flavors across the palate, leading to a smooth and satisfying finish.

  • Brewer's Reserve: Imperial Stout

    Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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      American Imperial Stout

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      10%

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      IBU ::

      60

    • Description ::

      Imperial Stout is deep, dark and complex with layers of caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Very rich with high alcohol and plenty of hops balance out the loads of malted barley.

  • Peeping Peater Scotch Ale

    Port Townsend Brewing Co.

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      Scottish Ale

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      6.6%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      An array of brown, roasted and caramel malts create this rich and malty ale. A small addition of peat smoked barley adds a subtle layer of intrigue to this local favorite.

  • Pinot Noir Rosé

    Rainstorm

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      Rosé

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      14%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Our Rosé is another beautiful expression of Oregon’s most famous varietal. With aromas of strawberry, rose petals and pomegranate, this fresh and vibrant wine is a perfect partner to a wide array of culinary favorites and new adventures. Fruit-driven with a crisp, dry finish, this all seasons crowd pleaser is a Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice for a versatile, take anywhere and enjoy, Rosé.

  • Pour Decisions

    Revision Brewing Co.

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      Triple IPA

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      11%

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      IBU ::

      67

    • Description ::

      It’s late. Probably close to 3:00 AM, but your phone is for making questionable calls and looking at funny videos, not for checking the time. Yeah, one more sounds like a good idea. Maybe even a great idea. And whoa, you’re a unicorn. Brewing this beer with Mosaic, Vic Secret, and Amarillo was a good decision.

  • Prohibition

    Sea Cider Farm And Ciderhouse

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      Cider

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      12.5%

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      0

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      Apple wine flavored and colored with molasses and aged in bourbon barrels for six months. The secret of Prohibition lies in the barrel. Rich, full-bodied and intriguing Newfoundland Screech barrels were the inspiration for Prohibition which opens up to reveal notes of molasses, apples and sugar cane. Raise a glass of Prohibition and let your apples out of the barrel.

  • Ridgetop

    Silver City Brewery

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      Red Ale

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      6%

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      15

    • Description ::

      There’s a beer for everyone. Ridgetop Red is everyone’s beer. Full-bodied and smooth with a sweet caramel flavor balanced with Northwest Liberty hops for a refreshing finish.

  • Descent

    Skookum Brewery

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      Dark Lager

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      5.3%

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      0

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  • Golden Days IPA

    Skookum Brewery

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      IPA

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      6.4%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Oat / Rye IPA. West Woast aromas, Yakima flavors. Simco, Amarillo, Centennial hops.

  • Stemma

    Stemma Brewing Co.

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      American IPA

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      6.7%

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      IBU ::

      55

    • Description ::

      Ripe melon and juicy fruit hops burst from the glass followed up with a rich biscuit malt character. Pairs well with a juicy burger.

  • Minesweeper

    Structures Brewing

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      American Porter

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      6%

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      IBU ::

      55

    • Description ::

      This true to style Porter showcases roasted aromas that give way to light toasted malt bill, a medium body, and soft mouthfeel with notes of chocolate biscotti. Mindsweeper is the ideal beer to pair with a cozy sweater, and enjoy the crisp fall weather.

  • Five Pine Chocolate Porter

    Three Creeks Brewing Co.

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      Porter

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      6.2%

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      55

    • Description ::

      A robust Porter that features 2 pounds per barrel of the finest Belgian dark chocolate, creating a slightly roasty pint with underlying chocolate sweetness.

Happenings

The taproom is lively! We host food trucks, trivia, music bingo, brewers nights, etc. on the regular.

Check out our Facebook calendar to see what's happening at Downtime Taps.

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Choose the Tap

As a new business, we love hearing from our customers regarding what they’d like to see (and drink!) at our taphouse. Give us your feedback and vote here for the next beer(s) we add to our tap list!

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Private Events

Semi-Private

  • 10 people or more
  • Reserved seating
  • Each guest can pay separately
  • 1 Credit card required for reservation
  • Cancellation accepted up to 24 hours before reservation time. If canceled within 24 hours of your reservation, DT Taps will charge 50% of your reservation minimum spend to the card on file.
  • Reservations are considered canceled if the majority of your reservation group do not arrive within 30 minutes of reservation time.
  • Sunday – Wednesday = $25 per person minimum spend (tax/tip not included). This includes any merchandise purchased. Each person does not need to spend $25, just as long as the overall total spend for the entire group is met, it doesn’t matter how much each person spends. If minimum spend is not met, the credit card on file is charged the difference.

Entire Venue

  • This is a private event where DT Taps is closed to the general public
  • PA, microphone, video/laptop projection, and custom menus available
  • Credit card required for reservation. Cancellation accepted up to 1 week before reservation time. If within 1 week of your reservation, DownTime Taps will charge 50% of your reservation minimum spend. If canceled within 1 day of your reservation, DownTime Taps will charge 75% of your reservation minimum spend.
  • Sunday – Wednesday 12pm -5pm = $1200 minimum spend (tax/tip not included). This includes any merchandise purchased. If minimum spend is not met, the credit card on file is charged the difference.

About Us

Background

It’s no secret that over the past decade Bellingham has become a craft brew Mecca in the Pacific Northwest. That being said, folks in outlying areas of Whatcom County have had to make the drive into Bellingham to gain a full appreciation for all this area has to offer. That stops now! DownTime Taps opened its doors in July of 2018 and began offering folks in Ferndale and beyond a unique opportunity to not only sample a variety of local beers, wines and ciders, but the ability to do it on their own terms.

Co-owners, Chay Tan and Tomas Aminnie have put a different twist on the already successful definition of a what it means to be a taphouse. DownTime represents the first self-serve establishment in Washington State and truly allows the consumer to dictate the brewery, type and amount of beverage they prefer. With 32 taps and a passion for supporting the remarkable amount of local brewing talent present in the Northwest, Chay and Tomas have created a taphouse for the masses.

Groundbreaking

Over the past year and a half, Chay and Tomas have worked collaboratively with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Control Board to make the self-serve option a reality in our state. They are at the forefront of this progression and have directly assisted in the development of the responsible regulations associated with making this a safe and appealing option in Washington.

Once your ID has been verified and your bracelet is provided, the itemized LCD screens above each tap will allow you to review the descriptions and specific characteristics associated with each beverage. A quick scan of your bracelet will then allow you to pour from 1oz. to a full pint of any tap you choose. Everything is priced by the ounce which gives you the flexibility to drink as much or as little of any given option as you prefer. The revolutionary iPourIt system utilized at DownTime is calibrated to assist the customer with the pouring process and ensures that your drinking experience will be consistent with traditional expectations.

When you combine this experience with the atmosphere at DownTime, it truly creates a new taphouse experience. An expansive and cozy indoor area combined with heated outdoor seating gives you options for all conditions. Order-in food from one of the many local restaurants and relax! We’re confident that you’ll enjoy your experience but also hopeful that you’ll provide any constructive feedback related to how we can make our environment even better. We acknowledge that being groundbreaking has its cost and we will always strive to be receptive to your feedback. Welcome to Whatcom County’s taproom, DownTime Taps.

Hours

  • Monday 4pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday 4pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 4pm – 9pm
  • Thursday 4pm – 10pm
  • Friday 12pm – 10pm
  • Saturday 12pm – 10pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 9pm

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