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  • positive review The place has an awesome feel and very friendly. Lots of different beers,ciders and wine to choose from.

    Chad Schmitt Avatar
    Chad Schmitt
    12/15/2018
  • positive review Loved the atmosphere, very helpful employee, great beer. just loved, loved, loved. Ferndale needed this! Thank you!

    Lisa Brewer Avatar
    Lisa Brewer
    10/11/2018

Beer, Wine & Cider

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

  • Ginja Ninja

    2 Towns Ciderhouse

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Our redheaded cider samurai sliced thousands of pounds of fresh apples and pure ginger root to craft the Ginja Ninja. Take a sip grasshopper and learn the Ginja Ninja warrior way!

  • Batch 15

    Aslan Brewing Co.

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      Hazy IPA

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    • ABV ::

      7%

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      IBU ::

      65

    • Description ::

      This hazy, juicy IPA is hopped heavily with Citra and Simcoe, then paired with choice American wheat and two-row barley. Intentionally unfiltered to spotlight the rawness of organic hops, this IPA is less bitter but more flavorful and balanced than most West Coast versions.

  • Pilsner

    Breakside Brewery

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      German Pilsner

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      5%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      A traditional German-style lager with clean bitterness. Very light, crisp and refreshing.

  • Strawberry Sky

    Breckenridge Brewery

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      Kolsch

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    • ABV ::

      4.8%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Paying homage to the classic, drinkable Kolsch style, this light-hearted ale is made for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the brew. Sweet strawberry notes set behind Huell Melon hops to create shining complexity that bursts with fresh fruit flavors of strawberry, and honeydew. Every sip of Strawberry Sky could brighten your horizon

  • Guayabera

    Cigar City Brewing

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      Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      The Guayabera shirt is well known for its four over-sized pockets. The human being is notable for opposable thumbs on her two hands. When these two notable forces team up, they collectively provide space for an entire six pack of beer. Guayabera Citra Pale Ale is a remarkably sessionable brew and you will want to wear the proper attire to facilitate bringing along a few extra cans.

  • Merlot

    Cold Creek Vinyard

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      Red Wine

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    • ABV ::

      14.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Cold Creek’s 40-year-old vines deliver a big, concentrated Merlot.This wine offers black fruit flavors with layers of complexity. This is our most intense Merlot with great ageability.

  • Root Beer

    Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

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      Craft Soda

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      0%

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      0

    • Description ::

      True old-fashioned Root Beer made with 22 different ingredients including real vanilla and pure cane sugar. It pairs perfectly with vanilla bean ice cream to make a one of a kind float. great root beer from our friends at Big E Ales in Lynnwood. This is for the non-beer drinker as well as for DDs.

  • Purp Razz

    DownTime with Menace Brewery

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      Wheat

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    • ABV ::

      4.95%

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      IBU ::

      14

    • Description ::

      This exclusive 1-year Anniversary collaboration with our friends at Menace Brewing is only available for a limited time. It's unique color and finish are unlike anything you've tasted before. This super smooth blue raspberry wheat ale will have you wishing we had it on tap all year long.

  • 3-Way IPA

    Fort George Brewery

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      New England IPA

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    • ABV ::

      7.2%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Aromatic and resinous, the primal essence of Modern Times, Holy Mountain, and Fort George rises like a Monolith....no, make that a Triolith of IPA reverence. 3-Way IPA, reverbating across the Pacific Northwest starting June 2018.

  • Orange Whip

    Fortside Brewing Co.

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      Hazy IPA

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    • ABV ::

      5.9%

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      IBU ::

      60

    • Description ::

      “Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips!” No fruit was harmed in the making of this “Juicy” IPA. In fact, there is no “juice” in this IPA. Rather, it is a real IPA that benefits from heaps of El Dorado and Mosaic Hops which give it it’s succulent aromas and flavors of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. We think this IPA predicates Juiciness! Uh, and if you don’t know, now you know.

  • KBS

    Founders Brewing Co.

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      Stout

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    • ABV ::

      12.4%

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      IBU ::

      70

    • Description ::

      What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight

  • Guinness Original

    Guinness

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      Stout

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    • ABV ::

      4.2%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Original Guinness Stout on Nitro.

  • Red Menace Big Amber

    Hale's Ales

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    • Description ::

      This ruby red amber ale strikes a pleasing balance between malt and hop influences. Easy to drink, great with food or as a stand-alone refresher. Red Menace is out to revolutionize the world of amber ales - one pint at a time! Join the party.

  • MegaMint

    Heathen Brewing

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      Imperial Stout

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    • ABV ::

      9%

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      IBU ::

      22

    • Description ::

      Big & Bold with a touch of Mint. This Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout is kicked up a notch by using fresh picked mint in the brewing process. The milk sugar leaves a pleasant residual sweetness that is balanced with the chocolate & biscuit notes of the specialty malt that are seductively balanced with aroma of the cacao nibs and fresh mint. Look out Keebler we got a thin mint beer!

  • Dark Persuasion

    Icicle Brewing Co.

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      Porter

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      22

    • Description ::

      Delicate dark chocolate with a whisper of coconut... You know you want it, go ahead and indulge. You can finally have German Chocolate Cake and drink it too. There's no need to be nervous, it's just wickedly deep and full of flavor and desire.

  • Longboard Lager

    Kona Brewing

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      American Lager

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      5.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Smooth refreshing lager fermented and aged for weeks at cold temperatures to yield its exceptionally smooth flavor. A delicate, slightly spicy hop aroma complements the malty body of this beer.

  • Local Amber

    Kulshan Brewing Co.

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      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      31

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  • Pyroclastic Porter

    Mazama Brewing Co.

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      Porter

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    • ABV ::

      5.2%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      This Robust Porter combines roasty aromas up front with a dark cocoa finish. It is brewed with Oregon hops to balance the bittersweet, chocolate malt. This ale drinks like an iced mocha and is a great way to end your day.

  • Spark Joy

    Menace Brewing

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      Double IPA

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    • ABV ::

      8.5%

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      IBU ::

      38

    • Description ::

      Gold/Orange with a soft dissipating white head. Aroma: Orange and guava greco-roman wrestling while prairie grass cheers them on. Flavor: Mild sweetness plays with guava/passion fruit hop notes. Hop finish intensifies as it warms up cleaning up the sweetness balance as you finish the glass.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    MERF Wines

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      Red Wine

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      14.4%

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      0

    • Description ::

      The Cabernet Sauvignon is balanced, soft and approachable. With flavors of blackberry, toffee and subtle spice notes this wine has silky tannins and a lasting finish. Pair with BBQ ribs, grilled steak or a decadent chocolate cake.

  • Brightberry

    Ninkasi Brewing Co.

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      Fruit Beer

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      5%

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      0

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  • Huckleberry

    One Tree Hard Cider

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.8%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Suh-weet! …but not too sweet, and perfectly fruity, One Tree Huckleberry hard cider is for people who enjoy the simple things in life. Huckleberry hard cider is well-balanced and refreshing.

  • Boom Shaka

    Paradise Creek Brewery

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      Lager

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    • ABV ::

      4.7%

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      IBU ::

      22

    • Description ::

      This Amber lager is an approachable malt forward beer that can be enjoyed all year long. the beer although initially slightly sweet and malty, is balanced with a slight hop bitterness so it finishes clean and dry.

  • Saison de Lis

    Perennial Artisan Ales

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      Saison

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      5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      A straw colored Belgian-style Saison brewed with chamomile flowers. It is fermented with a traditional saison yeast strain that imparts fruity and spicy notes that dovetail perfectly with the tea-like quality of the chamomile. Finishes dry, tart, and refreshing.

  • Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale

    Pike Pub and Brewery

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      Scotch Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      27

    • Description ::

      Layers of sweet malt, reminiscent of caramel and toffee, are followed by peat-smoked flavors making this versatile beer the best-selling in Pike Brewing’s history. Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale pours a ruby-amber color with its rich malts drawing your attention and finishing with slight piney hop character.

  • Pinot Noir Rosé

    Rainstorm

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      Rosé

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    • ABV ::

      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.

  • Black Plum Bittersweet Cider

    Renaissance Orchards

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      Cider

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      6.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      For a for a Full-Bodied and Robust Flavor Experience Our Strong European Bittersweet Cider was Aged 2-years in Hungarian Oak Bourbon Barrels, and Blended with Our Black Plum Dessert Wine that was Aged 3-Years in American-Oak Bourbon Barrels. After Blending the Cider was Aged an Additional 6-months All Fruit Grown Onsite in Ferndale WA.

  • Blueberry

    Swift Cider

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      Cider

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      4.6%

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      0

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  • Angle

    Ten Pin Brewing Co.

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      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      6.1%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      A balanced malty brew with a mild hop presence that is sure to satisfy craft beer lovers. The rich caramel color and smooth flavors makes this a great session beer every time.

  • Two Flights Up IIPA

    Wet Coast Brewing Co.

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      Double IPA

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    • ABV ::

      8.2%

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      IBU ::

      92

    • Description ::

      Citrus flavors and aromas shine bright as an assertive bitterness grabs hold of your palate. The beer finishes slightly dry with a mild alcohol warmth.

  • Single Varietal Rome

    Wildcraft Cider Works

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      Cider

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      6.7%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Rome Beauty is an heirloom varietal spawned from a seedling discovered in Ohio in the early 1800s. Grown for gastronomical uses, its fermented juice is full-bodied with a flavor reminiscent of baked apple pie. This single varietal cider is an articulation of a lesser-known culinary apple, a piece of our forgotten history.

  • Chardonay

    William Hill Estate Winery

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      Chardonnay

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      0%

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      0

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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 – 10pm
  • Tuesday 4pm – 10pm
  • Wednesday 4pm – 10pm
  • Thursday 4pm – 10pm
  • Friday 12pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 12pm – 11pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 10pm

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