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  • Great new spot in Ferndale to meet with friends and try out some new drinks!! Highly recommend the wine slushees! Great music and atmosphere! We will defiantly be back!

    Lisa Robinson Avatar
    Lisa Robinson
    7/10/2018
  • What an awesome place. Exactly what ferndale needed. Great atmosphere, definitely not trying to be to fancy for ferndale. We will definitely be going back!!!

    Sam McGrady Avatar
    Sam McGrady
    7/14/2018

Beer, Wine & Cider

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

  • Chardonnay

    14 Hands Winery

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      Chardonnay

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      13.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      This lighter style Chardonnay begins with bright aromas of sweet lime and pears with a touch of baking spice. Refined fruit flavors are accentuated by ample acidity that give way to subtle hints of butter, caramel and vanilla.

  • Merlot

    14 Hands Winery

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      Merlot

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      13.5%

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      0

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      This round, structured Merlot is packed with rich flavors and aromas of blackberry, plum, cherry and mocha. Balanced in style, the wine is soft, approachable and food friendly.

  • Pineapple Hard Cider

    Ace Ciders

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      Cider

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      5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Inspired by the House Family’s annual visit to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands our Pineapple cider is an ideal drink for tropical hot and humid climates. Our signature drink the Hawaii 5-0 is a mix of Ace Pineapple cider, coconut rum, ice and a garnish of fresh pineapple. This original cider is perfect for a backyard BBQ, or Bacon dishes. First pineapple cider developed in the world

  • Between the Wheels

    Atwood Ales

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      Saison

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    • ABV ::

      5.1%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Mixed culture saison, fermented in oak barrels. Dry hopped with Jarrylo hops from Puterbaugh Farms in Yakima, WA. Light-bodied, golden-copper colored, dry, mildly tart and funky

  • Chai Mead

    BeeHaven Mead

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      Mead

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    • ABV ::

      6%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Metheglin style. Spicy peppercorns, a prickle of cloves, and of course a blast of cinnamon to awaken the taste buds. Vanilla adds a smooth finish. Wonderful when gently heated on a cold night.

  • Double Red IPA

    Bellevue Brewing Co.

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      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      8.2%

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      IBU ::

      72

    • Description ::

      Balanced hop complexity, wispy tropical notes in harmony with full-flavored malt and a delicate caramel finish.

  • Dry Cider

    Blue Mountain Cider Co.

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      Cider

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    • ABV ::

      6.25%

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      0

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  • RPM

    Boneyard Beer Co.

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      American IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      50

    • Description ::

      Brewed using 6 different NW varieties of hops at over 2.5 pounds per barrel, RPM IPA focuses on extreme hoppiness rather than bitterness. It’s golden to copper in color with a complex malt profile that will not overshadow the hops. Our flagship, RPM IPA, will satisfy any opinionated hop forward IPA consumer.

  • 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.

  • Red Velvet

    Cupcake Vineyards

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      Red Wine Blend

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      13.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Experience a wine as rich, soft and elegant as red velvet. The Red Velvet blend delivers over-the-top aromas of chocolate, deep dark blackberries and luscious red fruits that follow through to the palate. Finish with a hint of coconut and creamy mocha that shows unmistakable intensity and length. Red Velvet combines Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Each varietal adds distinct characteristics and lends structure, aroma and depth of flavor. We ferment each varietal separately before blending. Finally, a unique oak regime infuses creaminess.

  • Skagit

    FarmStrong Brewing Co.

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      German Pilsner

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      3.7%

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      IBU ::

      20

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  • Canadian Breakfast Stout- CBS

    Founders Brewing Co.

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      Imperial Stout

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    • ABV ::

      11.7%

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      IBU ::

      45

    • Description ::

      CBS was born when we stumbled upon some bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. We opted to put the same base beer as KBS, an imperialized version of Breakfast Stout, in the maple barrels and, after one taste, we knew we had something special. Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.

  • PB and Death

    Iron Horse Brewery

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      Strong Ale

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      6.53%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Your favorite sandwich spread in a beer. Inspired by it's big brother, Irish Death, PB & Death is a delightful, dark smooth brew made with peanut butter and rich chocolatey malts.

  • Vanilla Honey

    Longdrop Cider Co.

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      Cider

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      6.9%

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      0

    • Description ::

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

  • Grapefruit ENIAC IPA

    Lucky Envelope Brewing

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      American IPA

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      6.4%

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      IBU ::

      68

    • Description ::

      Our flagship ENIAC IPA brewed with grapefruit juice and citrus zest.

  • Magic Hat X

    Magic Hat

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      American Pale Ale

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      5.6%

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      IBU ::

      45

    • Description ::

      A collaboration with X Ambassadors. X is an American Pale Ale brewed with Centennial, Huell Melon and Lemon Drop hops and a malt bill of pale, wheat, flaked wheat, oats and acidulated.

  • Light Shadow

    Modern Times Beer

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      Imperial Porter

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      9%

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      0

    • Description ::

      New Beer release

  • Japanese Style Lager

    Okayama Omachi

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      Rice Lager

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      4.5%

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      IBU ::

      35

    • Description ::

      A crisp Japanese Lager using rice traditionally used to make Sake. Light, soft, and refreshing, it’s has undertones of Umami and overtones of fresh bread.

  • Lemon Basil

    One Tree Hard Cider

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      Cider

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      6.6%

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      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.

  • Old Chub

    Oskar Blues

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      Scotch Ale

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      8%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Old Chub is a celebration of malts. The cola-colored beer features a dense, tawny head, a creamy mouthful and flavors of caramel, chocolate and lightly roasted malt. Complex and rich, it finishes with a whisper of smokiness that calls to mind a fine single malt scotch.

  • Cactus Queen

    Pelican Brewing Co.

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      Belgian Blonde

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      6.5%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      All hail our Cactus Queen! This double barreled beer has characteristics of your favorite spicy tequila, while maintaining an exciting, bold balance of flavors. Aged in Reposado Tequila and Ransom Old Tom Gin barrels for a dynamic oaky and earthy aromas will make their presence known from the start.

  • Father of all Tsunamis

    Pelican Brewing Co.

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      Imperial Stout

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      11.2%

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      IBU ::

      55

    • Description ::

      Full of rich roasty flavors reminiscent of dark chocolate and espresso, Father of All Tsunamis takes things one step further by aging in Rye whiskey barrels. With layers of spiciness, vanilla and caramel coming from these barrels, Father of All Tsunamis emerges with a richness and balance beyond any stout ever created at Pelican before now.

  • Kiwanda

    Pelican Brewing Co.

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      Cream Ale

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      5.4%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      Inspired by one of America's traditional 19th century beer styles, Kiwanda Cream Ale is pale gold with a fruity, floral hop aroma. A sweet malty flavor and a smooth snappy finish round out this tasty, refreshing brew!

  • Our Dankest Hour

    Pelican Brewing Co.

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      India Pale Ale

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      7.5%

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      IBU ::

      75

    • Description ::

      Hunting for the deepest heart of dankness, the brewers at Pelican have explored new depths of adventurous flavor and emerged triumphant with the assertive resiny, earthy pungency known as Dank. A bold blast of hop character with notes of pine tree, blackberry and stone fruit sets the stage, while malt undertones of biscuit and subtle caramel round out the flavor balance.

  • Flanders Red

    pFriem Family Brewers

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      Flanders Red Ale

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      7%

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      IBU ::

      10

    • Description ::

      Barrel-aged for 18 months in French oak Pinot Noir barrels. Offering bright cherries, tobacco and delicate tartness.

  • 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.

  • Powers Out Stout -Nitro

    San Juan Island Brewing Co.

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      Oatmeal Stout

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    • ABV ::

      5.6%

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      IBU ::

      28

    • Description ::

      A dark and delicious traditional English oatmeal stout. Cozy up to a pint of this full-bodied stout with notes of chocolate and coffee.

  • mango pale ale

    silver moon

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      Pale Ale

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      6%

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      IBU ::

      25

    • Description ::

      A mouthful of summer, this easily drinkable and enjoyable pale ale is packed with traditional fruity northwest hops and a perfect hint of tropical mango.

  • Amber's Hot Friend

    Skookum Brewery

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      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.1%

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      IBU ::

      28

    • Description ::

      Our Amber ale brewed with a shapely malt body and enough hops to keep her feisty. Flavors of caramel, mild citrus and a clean, balanced finish.

  • Sun Shower

    Skookum Brewery

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      New England IPA

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      6.8%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Spelt/Rye IPA. Strawberry cush, kiwi, lime, and orange blossom honey HOPS – Citra, Motueka and Apollo

  • Together Belgian Dubbel

    Wander Brewing

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      Belgian Dubbel

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    • ABV ::

      7.2%

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      IBU ::

      24

    • Description ::

      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.

  • Angry Amber

    Whitewall Brewing Co.

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      Red Ale

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      6.1%

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      IBU ::

      32

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Happenings

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

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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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