Fermentation is a great passion of ours. We moved into our warehouse brewery space in Bellingham, Washington in October of 2013 to express this passion through craft beer. We are a small, family-run team, completely focused on quality, our environment, and connecting with the local community. We celebrate and produce traditional styles, while simultaneously blurring guidelines by exploring mixed fermentations, blending, and barrel aging through our evolving Wander Barrel Project.
We were born and raised in the Midwest, met at the University of Iowa many years ago, and have spent a large portion of our shared life traveling and exploring the world. Chad, an industrial engineer by degree, attended the American Brewer’s Guild in 2011 before working at Hilliard’s Beer in Seattle, Washington. Colleen spent many years working for global health nonprofit organizations before focusing solely on the business side of Wander Brewing. Wandering has allowed us to explore the unexpected in life. The culture of our brewery is guided by the people and landscapes encountered during these experiences. Wandering teaches us that not all creatures follow the same path, uniqueness is good, and some of the richest life lessons come from the most unexpected places.
The paper airplane in our logo embodies the spirit of our lives and our beers. Each paper airplane’s design, journey, and end point is unique, and that is a wonderful thing. This philosophy is entwined in our culture and the beers that we produce.
We hope that you enjoy our beer as much as we passionately enjoy creating it for you.