Seek home for rest, for home is best.

Thomas Tusser

When I walk into Stemma’s taproom, I immediately feel at home. The bright, airy space with spacious floorplan welcomes you as you make your way to the friendliest of beertenders waiting to pour you a taster (or two) of the pint you’ll choose to take to the nearest table of friends waiting, or outside near a heater in the beer garden. I’m hoping to get there for one of the Afterglow Comedy nights held on the last Friday of each month…

Sales & Special Projects Manager

Stemma Brewing Co.

Stemma Brewing Co. is a family run brewery that opened in Summer 2019. We are passionate about food, drink and bringing people together. Our hope is that our taproom becomes an extension of your living room and a place where relationships happen. We create beer so you can sit back, relax, and create better friendships. We invite you to share our family’s love and passion over a well-crafted pint.

Open daily from 11am to 10pm, we also have a wide selection of beer to-go!

Keep an eye our Facebook page and Instagram for upcoming events and beer announcements.

Event Coming up: 
The Afterglow Comedy Hour – February 25th @ 9 pm.  Tickets available soon.

Free COVID-19 Rapid Tests
Now Available at Whatcom County Distribution Points

COVID-19 rapid tests are now available at various distribution points throughout Whatcom County, thanks to a federal program providing tests through community health centers. The general public can obtain tests at the following locations (quantities are limited and availability is not guaranteed):

BP Cherry Point Refinery
Makes Major Investment in Whatcom County Childcare

A steadfast supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County for more than two decades, bp Cherry Point refinery is helping to ensure quality, affordable, all-day childcare for Whatcom County families by contributing $100,000 to BGCWC’s campaign to purchase the former Kids’ World daycare sites. bp Cherry Point’s expanded investment in early childhood development comes at a critical time for childcare both locally and nationwide.

Atwood Farm Brewery
Sounds the Flood Siren & Releases A Flood Relief Stout

Doing what it does best, Atwood Farm Brewery has once again used almost entirely local ingredients to craft and release its latest beer. More importantly, the resulting beer, Flood Siren, will benefit local flood relief efforts in Whatcom County, after historic flooding of the Nooksack River last November displaced over 500 people, and damaged or destroyed millions of dollars worth of property and infrastructure. 90% of the brewery’s gross sales from Flood Siren will be donated to the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Resilience Fund for flood relief.

North Cascades National Park Backcountry Permits Available Online

North Cascades National Park Service Complex will offer online trip planning and reservations on for the May 27 through September 30, 2022 peak hiking season. Visitors will have the opportunity to see real-time site availability and secure definitive backcountry trips across the park complex. The park will retain one-third of all available sites for “walk-up” reservations throughout the summer.

Whatcom Community College Selected
as One of Fourteen Community Colleges to Become a U.S. Cyber Command Academic Engagement Network Partner

The Whatcom Community College National Security Training & Education Center (NCyTE) is excited to announce a new partnership between WCC and the U.S. Cyber Command Academic Engagement Network. Out of the 84 colleges and universities chosen to join the Network, only 14 are community colleges.

The Northern Light Newspaper Receives Record 39 Awards
in the Washington Newspaper Publishers
Association’s 2021 Better Newspaper Awards

Patrick Grubb, publisher of The Northern Light newspaper, and co-owner of Point Roberts Press, is pleased to announce the company received a record number of awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. Fourteen of the awards were first place finishes and were awarded in editorial, photography, advertising, special publication and website categories.

The Bellingham Farmers Market
Open for Winter Hours 

The Bellingham Farmers Market is open on the third Saturday of the Month in February and March. Customers can expect some of their favorite vendors including Samish Bay Cheese, Alluvial Farms, Ten Fold Farms, and The Mount Bakery.

Mount Baker Theatre Wedding Expo: Vendors Needed

The Mount Baker Theatre is thrilled to begin offering our historic spaces for Weddings and Receptions. To launch this, we are presenting MBT’s first Wedding Expo on Saturday, March 19th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. We invite you to join us as a vendor to display and talk about your products and services to many potential wedding parties.

2022 Ski to Sea Registration is Open

Whatcom Events is pleased to announce that registration for the 2022 Ski to Sea Race is open.  The big race is Sunday, May 29th. We are so excited to be back after a two-year hiatus!

Waffles for Valentine’s Day: Support Local Businesses, Taste Delicious Treats, Win Giveaways, and Say ‘I Love You’ With Waffles

Join Sustainable Connections as they celebrate a Valentine’s Day full of love, whimsy, and waffles – all locally, of course! Valentine’s Day is culturally associated with chocolate, roses, and Hallmark sayings galore. But to Sasquatch, there’s one thing above all else that says ‘I love you’: waffles. This Valentine’s Day, Sasquatch is exploring the best waffles that Whatcom County has to offer. Follow along on their journey to find delicious and unique ways to express love – all in waffle form!

Visit Bellingham Whatcom County Photo Contest

Check out these beautiful shots of Whatcom County and congratulations to our photo contest winners from our first photo contest of the year! Check out our Facebook to share the winning shots now! 

🥇Melissa Hatcher
🥈John Vlastelica 
🥉Megan Porter

Submissions are now open! Enter your vacation photos from Bellingham & Whatcom County for a chance to win local prizes the next time you visit. Voting will begin on Facebook on March 1st. 

The photo contest is our way of sharing visitors’ genuine experiences in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Next time you post on social media, make sure to let your followers know they can share their photos of visiting your business by tagging #BellinghamExperience or through the photo contest! 

Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas in Bellingham & Whatcom County 

February is the month for love, and Bellingham and Whatcom County are full of romantic experiences! So whether you’re planning a staycation or a scenic drive getaway for Valentine’s Day, you will find it all here in the peak of the Pacific Northwest!

We’ve put together a list of unforgettable and safe Whatcom date ideas for today, or any day including romantic specials at our local hotels ❤️

Rounding Up Bellingham’s Craft Beer Scene

Want to sip the best of the Pacific Northwest? You’re in luck, Bellingham was just named Best Region for Beer Drinking in 2022 by Sip Magazine! Check out our round-up of Whatcom County’s beer scene to discover our incredible breweries, including Stemma Brewing!

Attend Awesome Things!

February 4, 2022

Valentine’s Day Pottery Pop-Up

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
202 Grand Ave , Bellingham
Hosted by Bar Cicotti

February 5, 2022


9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Mile 46.9 Mt. Baker Highway, Mount Baker, WA
Hosted by Bellingham Parks and Recreation

February 10, 2022

Brian Regan

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
104 N Commercial St, Bellingham
Hosted by Mount Baker Theatre

February 10-13, 17-20 & 24-27, 2022

The Groom Has Cold Feet at The Claire

Thurs-Sat: 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.
655 Front Street, Lynden
Hosted by The Claire Theatre

February 11, 2022

Valentine’s Sip-N-Shop

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
913 Harris Avenue, Bellingham

February 12, 2022

Fairhaven Chocolate Walk

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
1106 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
Hosted by Fairhaven Association

February 12, 2022

Valentine’s Day Party

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
2114 Electric Ave., Bellingham
Hosted by Bellingham Parks and Recreation

February 14, 2022

Keenan’s Valentine Prix Fixe Dinner

4 p.m. -10 p.m.
804 10th Street, Bellingham
Hosted by Keenan’s at the Pier

February 14, 2022

Bellingham Farmers Market – Third Saturday Market

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1100 Railroad Ave, Bellingham

February 26, 2022

An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
104 N Commercial St, Bellingham
Hosted by Mount Baker Theatre

February 27, 2022

Fred McCarthy: Coming All the Way Home

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
1200 11Th St, Bellingham
Hosted by Village Books

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