A new pub created by the owners of Menace Brewing in Ferndale has opened in Railroad Avenue in downtown Bellingham.
The Local, which is at 1427 Railroad Ave., the former downtown home of Cicchitti’s Pizza, serves as Menace’s off-site tasting room. It also showcases select beers from other regional brewers, and serves food designed to pair easily with beer selections. The menu, which will focus on small plates, will change regularly as the pub’s taps rotate.
The pub is owned by Benjanin Buccarelli, one of the original brewers at Kulshan Brewing, and Brandon Petersen, a local chef, who spent the past four years at The Fork at Agate Bay.
“Our goal is to become a hub for growing local beer culture,” Buccarelli said, in a news release. “There are a lot of great things going on here, beer-wise, and we want to highlight that. Plus, we want to get involved in community building, both within and outside the beer community.”