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  • Great place to come have a great brew n food places that deliver near by

    Adela Pena Avatar
    Adela Pena
    8/28/2018
  • Great hangout spot everyone is super friendly and a chill beer,wine, cider place will be going back again and again

    Anthony Neer Avatar
    Anthony Neer
    7/10/2018

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

  • Pineapple Cider

    Ace

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Balanced, crisp, natural offering made with fresh pineapple and no added sugars. It contains fewer calories than some of the industry's leading cider brands with zero artificial ingredients. Fruity, tropical & refreshing! Enjoy

  • Peach

    BeeHaven

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      Mead

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Melomel style, a year-round favorite. Deliciously smooth. Ours is gently blended with bits of peach, complemented by a floral bouquet of chamomile and saffron petals. Try our peach mead with a scoop of vanilla ice cream as a decadent dessert. Also pairs nicely with poultry and pork.

  • Hyzer Hazy

    Big Sky Brewing

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      American IPA

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      0%

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      0

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  • Scotch

    Black Raven Brewing Co.

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      Scotch

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    • ABV ::

      7.2%

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      IBU ::

      36

    • Description ::

      Ravens in the Scottish Highlands were once thought to possess the gift of second sight, the ability to see future events before they occur. Second Sight is built around malted barley with hops playing a balancing role. this beer is ruby in color with large malt aromatics, delicious malt flavors and a full bodied finish.

  • Estate Grown Dedication Eleven

    Cougar Crest Winery

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      Red Wine Blend

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    • ABV ::

      13.6%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Our eleventh release of Dedication is a blend of four varietals; 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Syrah, 25% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. Lush, ripe plums, red currants, black cherries, and a hint of dried roses and herbs on the nose are balanced by acidity and tannins that are smooth and graceful, not overbearing.

  • PCT Porter

    Crux Fermentation Project

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      American Porter

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    • ABV ::

      5.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      PCT is not your typical porter— it’s for explorers. You’ll discover robust flavors driven by a roasted and chocolate malt bill paid off with refreshing day-in and day-out drinkability. Ahhh…

  • Root Beer

    Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

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      Craft Soda

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      0%

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      IBU ::

      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.

  • Vega IPA

    Ecliptic Brewing

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    • Style ::

      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      44

    • Description ::

      Cashmere & Strata hops: Like the bright star Vega, this IPA shines luminous with an always evolving variety of hops. Our brewers work to source the most experimental, delicious and aromatic hops possible. Batches of Vega rotate based upon these experiments.

  • Curmudgeon’s Better Half

    Founders Brewing Co.

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    • Style ::

      Old Ale

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    • ABV ::

      12.7%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      What tames an old ale like Curmudgeon? The tender embrace of oak and sweet maple, that’s what. The result is Curmudgeon’s Better Half, a harmonious matrimony of our deceptively smooth old ale brewed with molasses and time spent aging in bourbon barrels that have previously held maple syrup. Because all counterparts should be sweet, rich and utterly delicious.

  • Triple Berry Wheat

    Hellbent Brewing Co.

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      Wheat

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    • ABV ::

      5.1%

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      IBU ::

      15

    • Description ::

      Hellbent’s Triple Berry Wheat is an American-style wheat beer brewed with 50% two row malted barley and 50% malted white wheat. It’s lightly hopped with Mt. Hood and Lemondrop hops and flavored with fruit purees of blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry.

  • Chardonnay

    Imagery Estate Winery

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      Chardonnay

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    • ABV ::

      13.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Elegant in style, this Chardonnay radiates aromas of apple, lime, and pear. Subtle oak and the addition of Chenin Blanc, boost this wine’s brightness and overall floral characteristics. Flavors of red apple and honeysuckle coat the mid-palate, leaving a feeling of balance with a bright acid finish. Natural varietal characteristics of Chardonnay are showcased without overbearing components of buttery oak.

  • Red Cap

    Kulshan Brewing Co.

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      Irish Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.25%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      Wherever you are or wherever you may be headed, take this beautifully balanced Irish Style Red Ale with you and be complete. Carefully selected malts, combined with 3 hop varieties make this the perfect beer for any adventure…..even if your outing is over to the couch.

  • Vanilla Honey

    Longdrop Cider Co.

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.9%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Apples: Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Granny Smith

  • African Amber

    Mac and Jack's Brewing Co.

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      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      5.8%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      This beer erupts with a floral, hoppy taste, followed by a well rounded malty middle, finishing with a nicely organic hop flavor. Locally sourced two row grain and a blend of specialty malts give our amber its rich taste. Further complexity is achieved by leaving the beer unfiltered. Lastly, we dry hop with locally grown, Yakima valley hops creating what has become the original, cult classic, northwest amber ale.

  • Export India Porter

    Machine House Brewery

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    • Style ::

      Porter

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    • ABV ::

      5.3%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      An Export Porter brewed using several pounds of whole leaf goldings in the mash and pelletized goldings in the kettle. Inspired by the history of British ales sent on boats to India. Copious amounts of mellow, earthy hops give a deep, muscular but balanced bitterness to compliment a rich, silky dark malt base.

  • Chili Bravo

    Menace Brewing

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      Spiced Beer

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    • ABV ::

      5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Pepper Flavor Abounds And Parties Well With The Hops. Not Spicy.

  • Galactic Space Dragon

    Odin Brewing Company

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      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      68

    • Description ::

  • Odin's Gift

    Odin Brewing Company

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    • Style ::

      Amber

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    • ABV ::

      5.4%

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      IBU ::

      28

    • Description ::

      Inspired by the northern brewing tradition of flavoring beer with juniper boughs, we created Odin’s Gift, a deep ruby colored ale brewed with a touch of juniper berries. Rich caramel and roasted malt flavors compliment earthy hop aroma to produce a beer that easily pairs with a variety of foods.

  • Ruud Awakening

    Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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    • Style ::

      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      8%

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      IBU ::

      75

    • Description ::

      Big, bold American IPA with plenty of piney, citrusy, and floral Pacific Northwest hops that completely overwhelm its medium malt body. This is our signature beer, named after Evan Ruud, the first hop-head in our family.

  • Lemon Basil

    One Tree Hard Cider

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      This cider is the perfect complement to some summer fun, or if you are stuck inside and just want to get that brief glimpse of how much fun the rest of us are having. Real lemon and fresh basil make this a sassy bouquet of awesome to enjoy year- round.

  • Pinot Noir Rosé

    Rainstorm

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      Rosé

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    • ABV ::

      14%

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      IBU ::

      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.

  • Light Keeper

    San Juan Island Brewing Co.

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      Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      IBU ::

      55

    • Description ::

      Extra pale ale, great hops drinks like a great IPA

  • Berry Rosé

    Seattle Cider Co.

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.9%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Crafted with locally grown raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Slightly tart on the start and softly sweet on the finish. This cider is both accessible and full-flavored.

  • Brumation

    Skookum Brewery

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      Czech Pilsner

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    • ABV ::

      5.2%

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      IBU ::

      0

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  • Delicious IPA

    Stone Brewing Co.

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      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      7.7%

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      IBU ::

      80

    • Description ::

      Brewed at the new Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens – Liberty Station. This bright and deep gold IPA is brewed with six great hops thrown into the mix, including the addition of two new hops (Mosaic and El Dorado) that Stone has never used before. It’s full bodied, dry and very bitter, with flavors of spiced bread, grapefruit, lemon, nectarine and pine.

  • Pink Socks and Sandals

    Stoup Brewing

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      Grisette

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    • ABV ::

      4.9%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      Brewed as a Pink Boots Society collaboration beer, we put our own NW spin on the grisette style. We dry hopped with the 2019 Pink Boots hop blend (Loral, Sabro, Glacier, Mosaic, Simcoe). We also fermented at high temperatures with a Norwegian Kveik yeast. The result is a sessionable, delicate beer with notes of stone fruit, citrus and tropical fruit.

  • Cherry Blend Cider

    Tieton Cider Works

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      Cider

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      6.9%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Our crisp apple cider finishes with the sweetness of cherry and hints of clove and cinnamon blended with a tart acid to stand up to the sweetness of the cherry. A well balanced apple cider blended with Cherry. Big mouth feel, perfect acid, and long finish.

  • Red table wine

    TOWNSHEND

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      Red Blend

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    • ABV ::

      13.3%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      Washington- Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, strawberry, cedar and a hint of orange zest fill your glass and then your mouth with pepper & tobacco lingering. A Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah blend.

  • Intervention

    Triplehorn Brewing

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      Imperial IPA

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    • ABV ::

      8.8%

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      IBU ::

      80

    • Description ::

      Released April 4th 2013, the second imperial IPA from Triplehorn Brewing.

  • Ginger Rogers

    Twin Sisters Brewing Co.

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      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5%

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      IBU ::

      22

    • Description ::

      An easy drinking amber ale with a Christmas cookie sweetness and ginger ta boot... Bring on the holidays!

  • Doglost

    Wander Brewing

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      German Pilsner

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    • ABV ::

      5.1%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      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.

  • Hefeweizen

    Widmer Brothers

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      Wheat Ale

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      4.7%

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      IBU ::

      0

    • Description ::

      A golden unfiltered wheat beer that is truly cloudy and clearly superb.

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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 Amminie 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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