Wander Brewing

Wander BrewingWander Brewing

Type: Brewery, Bar, Store

1807 Dean Ave
Bellingham, Washington, 98225
United States

(360) 647-6152 | map

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Added by beertunes on 04-16-2014

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 22
Reviews by beertunes:
Photo of beertunes
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

The recently opened "tasting room" is located in the brewery, so hours are limited. Being in a brewery means that the atmosphere runs to the industrial-type feel. The room is tall, so the sound is kind of bouncy.

The selection of Wanders brews has been very good on my visits, and more are in the pipeline. The service, quite often the owners, is good and solid. Wander doesn't have a kitchen, but do have rotating roach coaches, featuring various local eateries. I've tried most of them in the past and have found the range to be from OK to very, very good.

There is some outdoor seating, but not much of a view. There is limited indoor bicycle parking (IIRC, 4 hooks) and an ample bike rack in the outdoor seating area.

Wanders location on the edge of downtown Hamsterham makes it great for locals, and is a great spot on a 5 brewery loop of B'ham. My suggestion would be to park/start at Boundary Bay, head up a couple blocks to Aslan, make the trek up to Kulshan, cut through the neighborhoods to Chuckanut, then catch the trail up to Wander.

Wander is a welcome addition to the Bellingham beer community, and I look forward to many beers! A must visit when in town.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Solid spot making up the good scene developing in Bellingham. Had a growler of their rye IPA to-go and enjoyed 16 oz of Robust Porter Nitro on tap. Samples upon request. Easy going vibe, picnic tables adjacent to the parking lot, cooler of bottles beside the counter, reasonable prices. Straight forward and enjoyable.

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Photo of WillVictor
4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Holy shit: wow what an incredible place. The beers I had were completely ridiculous-seriously sheeple. Get to this place. And get there fast.

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Photo of Beernessgirl
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

One of my favorite places in Bellingham! The beers are great, I love the rye IPA

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Photo of LXIXME
3.97/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of abrodsky
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of HopHead360
5/5  rDev +32.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is the best brewery in BHam! Always amazing service from Hope!

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Photo of itsThatBoyE
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Love the vibe. Solid selection. The barrels and brewery equipment is right there with you in the tap room.

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Photo of mabermud
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Nice place. SoCal style, a brewery in a where-house with a roll-up garage. Combination seating, inside/outside. Quality product. Service is good. They need a couple of guest taps.

Overall- A place I will visit again.

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Photo of Moose90
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Cool location in an old railway hangar of sorts. Can be a bit difficult to find, and parking can be an issue when busy. Selection is nice, always has the year round beers on-tap, with a handful of one-offs and rotators. Pricing is fair. Food trucks do come and go, but it can be a bit clunky at times getting food. Layout could be greatly improved, but the beers they make are great.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of dogbe9
4.84/5  rDev +28%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of TheBungyo
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of SFhomebrew
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

A beautiful American built brewhouse in an old refurbished warehouse. Friendly staff who is actually knowledgeable about the beers they serve. Cool funky live edge tables with beer hall benches. Kid friendly. Food trucks daily. Outdoor seating on the patio when the weather is accommodating. Most importantly, truly unique beers that satisfy. Looking forward to their barrel releases. I could drink here all day and plan to return!

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Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Briken
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Brewhouse is open and adjoining to the hall. It's a rather industrial environment with reclaimed wooden tables and chairs. There are some picnic tables as well for outdoor seating. Rotating food carts provide some food but one of the days I was there they had Goat Mountain pizza. The smoke from their fire severely hampered the enjoyment of the beer. They have friendly service although many times they have only one server and you have to wait for quite a while to be served. They have very good prices on their beer for pints and growlers however their beer is thus far very similar in flavor and somewhat tasteless. Hopefully they bring some of the recipes around.

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Photo of anonymous123654
4.51/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

I believe Wander is a definite contender for best brewery in the state. I have enjoyed each beer I have tried from them and look forward to each new addition they put out. The owner's and small staff are always friendly and very knowledgeable which is such a plus. I think the other brewer's in Bellingham better step their game up if they want to compete.

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Photo of soccerbrew
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of staceya2
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Wander Brewing in Bellingham, WA
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