Over the weekend, a new brewery opened in Bellingham, Washington. Darach Brewing is a kid- and dog-friendly brewery taproom located on State Street, not too far from Boundary Bay Brewery, a landmark familiar to many beer lovers. How do you pronounce Darach? Just say “Dah-rock,” though you might make it sound a bit different if you speak Gaelic.
“We make farmhouse-inspired beers, focusing on wild and spontaneous fermentation, while also crafting excellent IPAs and dark beers,” says the brewery’s website. “Darach is Gaelic for “oak”, and a large portion of our beers spend time in oak barrels before being released.”
The current beer lineup includes a dry-hopped saison, a dry-hopped American pilsner, a wee heavy, a hazy pale ale, and an imperial stout with cocoa and vanilla, along with a few others.
“In addition to our offerings that we make on-site, Darach Brewing also sells a rotating selection of lagers, ciders, and wine produced by some of our favorite breweries/cideries/wineries in the region. We are family and dog friendly, and offer non-alcoholic drinks for the kiddos, Designated Drivers, and anyone else who wants them. While we do not have a kitchen, we encourage our guests to bring in food or order from any of the fantastic restaurants downtown for delivery.”