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  • A nice change for Ferndale. Good beer, nice layout and great atmosphere. �

    Kulia Vasconcellos Avatar
    Kulia Vasconcellos
    7/11/2018
  • Awesome atmosphere, super friendly and helpful staff, and FANTASTIC options for beer, wine and cider all on tap. You have to try it!

    Keely Pedigo Avatar
    Keely Pedigo
    9/05/2018

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

    • Description ::

      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.

  • Ginja Ninja

    2 Towns Ciderhouse

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      Cider

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      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!

  • Ballz Deep

    7 Seas Brewing

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      Double IPA

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    • ABV ::

      8.4%

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      IBU ::

      84

    • Description ::

      A mash tun packed with Pale Ale Malt, medium crystal malt, and carapils malt provide a firm, slightly sweet malt flavor while copious amounts of resiny Yakima Valley hops go berserk on bitterness, flavor and aroma. Truly a Big, Bold, and Balanced double IPA.

  • Pineapple Cider

    Ace

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      Cider

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      5%

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      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

  • Whistle Lake Weizen

    Anacortes Brewery

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      Hefeweizen

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    • ABV ::

      4.6%

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      IBU ::

      18

    • Description ::

      Our award-winning Hefeweizen is relatively dry with traditional Bavarian flavor and aroma. It’s mildly hopped with Perle & Mt. Hood varieties.

  • Anchor Porter

    Anchor Brewing

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      Porter

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      5.6%

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      0

    • Description ::

      With deep black color, a thick, creamy head, rich chocolate, toffee and coffee flavors, and full-bodied smoothness, Anchor Porter is the epitome of a handcrafted dark beer. A blend of specially roasted pale, caramel, chocolate, and black malts, along with our top-fermenting yeast, creates complexity without bitterness. The result is dark in the glass, but surprisingly light on the palate.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rose

    Chloe

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      Rosé

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    • ABV ::

      13.4%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Our Chloe Rosé is a Pinot Noir-based blend that is light and elegant in style. This dry Rosé is ballet slipper pink in color, offering delicate notes of fresh strawberries, raspberries and watermelon on the nose and palate. The blend is crisp and well-balanced with bright acidity and a creamy mouthfeel.

  • 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.

  • Baked Apple

    D's Wicked Cider Co.

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      Cider

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      6.9%

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      0

    • Description ::

      D's Wicked Baked Apple is a premium, artisanal, hand crafted cider made with natural flavors and the freshest Washington State grown apples. Off-dry with a hint of spice, Baked Apple hosts the flavors of Red Delicious and Honey Crisp apples, finishing with a perfect touch of allspice and cinnamon. Just like the apple pie Grandma made, only WICKED!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Funky Red Patina

    Hellbent Brewing Co.

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      Red Ale

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    • ABV ::

      5.3%

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      IBU ::

      22

    • Description ::

      The name is a nod to the hip hop we grew up on and our brewer's former life as a metal shop. This ale is well balanced, rich and malty with a dark auburn color and an airy toffee finish.

  • Dirtyface

    Icicle Brewing Co.

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      American Lager

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    • ABV ::

      5%

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      IBU ::

      21

    • Description ::

      Finally, a beer that pays homage to the hard workers in our Valley. The trail crews and farmers, the lumberjacks and firefighters, we brew this for you! With these folk in mind, we’ve created an Amber Lager that features a smooth, medium body, with a rich toasted malt aroma. Dirtyface's initial malty sweetness finishes fresh and clean... unlike its name. No need to wash up, just wash down.

  • 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.

  • Pilsner

    Kulshan Brewing Co.

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      German Pilsner

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    • ABV ::

      5.2%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      Crisp and refreshing with balanced bitterness, Kulshan Pilsner showcases the finest German malt and noble hops. Traditional clean and bready malt flavors support herbal, floral and slightly spicy hop aromatics and flavor. With a medium body and a dry finish, Kulshan Pilsner is the epitome of balance, simplicity and flavor. Prost!

  • 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

  • Tangerine Wheat

    Lost Coast Brewery

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      Hefeweizen

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    • ABV ::

      5%

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      IBU ::

      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.

  • 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 ::

      30

    • 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.

  • Hard Cider Dry - Sidra Seca

    Maeloc

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      Cider

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      4.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Brewed using the original process for ancient Celtic ciders. A different way to enjoy cider. cider lovers will find this to be a much more refreshing drink. People who have yet to discover dry cider will encounter a light, flavoursome drink, which is original and perfect for a variety of occasions on your way through life

  • 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.

  • Belma And Louise

    Menace Brewing

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      India Pale Ale

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      6.6%

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      IBU ::

      31

    • Description ::

      Single Hop Belma IPA. Bright citrusy and floral flavor and aroma with medium body. Brewed using Kveik yeast.

  • 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.

  • MooJoe - NITRO

    Paradise Creek Brewery

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      Coffee Milk Stout

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      5%

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      IBU ::

      31

    • Description ::

      The latte of beers, MooJoe is a milk stout for coffee lovers. We use locally-roasted beans to "cold brew" the coffee right into the beer while it conditions.

  • Robust Porter

    Reuben's Brews

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      Porter

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      5.9%

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      IBU ::

      30

    • Description ::

      Roast and caramel aroma leads to complex and flavorful roast flavors and a medium full, malty mouthfeel.

  • mango pale ale

    silver moon

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      Pale Ale

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    • ABV ::

      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.

  • Sun Shower

    Skookum Brewery

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      New England IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.8%

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      0

    • Description ::

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

  • Fuzz

    Structures Brewing

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      New England IPA

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    • ABV ::

      6.2%

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      IBU ::

      31

    • Description ::

      Our flagship IPA, brewed with our favorite blend of malts, and hopped with El Dorado, Amarillo, and Comet.

  • Wishing Wand

    Urban Family Brewing Co.

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      Sour Fruited

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    • ABV ::

      8.5%

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      0

    • Description ::

      Boysenberry Imperial Sour.

  • Scofflaw CDA

    Wet Coast Brewing Co.

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      Black IPA

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    • ABV ::

      7%

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      IBU ::

      65

    • Description ::

      As it’s name implies, Scofflaw CDA takes pleasure in defying styles. Falconers Flight, Amarillo and Simcoe hops provide a hit of citrus, resin and smooth bitterness. While Blackprinz® malt gives the beer its black color and just a hint of roast character. The beer leaves your palate slightly dry, accentuating it’s hop character.

Happenings

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

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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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