Many beer lovers around Western Washington are familiar with the annual April Brews Day festival in Bellingham, which benefits Max Higbee Center. Understandably, the festival didn’t happen this year. Now there’s another way local beer geeks can experience the best of the B-ham beer scene while supporting this great, non-profit organization: the Fall Crawl. It kicked off the other day and is happening right now.
In short, it’s a passport program. Participants purchase a Fall Crawl Passport that contains a map and information about the over 30 participating breweries, cideries, and tap houses. Visit the participating locations before September 19th, show your passport, and receive two tasters for free.
There are over 30 participants involved, including hometown Bellingham breweries and cideries, as well as some out-of-town guests. In addition to brewery and cidery tasting rooms, some of the local taprooms and bars are involved. Lots of places for you to visit, flash your passport, and get set up with some tasters of the special Fall Crawl beers. You can see the list of participants here.
Max Higbee Center is a grassroots organization founded by educators and families of people with developmental disabilities who wanted quality recreation opportunities in Whatcom County. Max Higbee, a professor at Western Washington University, spearheaded this movement. The Drop-In Center gained status as a non-profit organization in 1984 and was then renamed in honor of its founder.