Melvin Brewpub opened June 3 with an estimated 300 people lined up outside the door. Even with an abundance of microbreweries already in Bellingham, the community could barely contain its excitement for the native Wyoming brewery with a cult following. Melvin picked Bellingham over other, more populous cities (sorry-not-sorry, Seattle) because of our beer-friendly attitude and co-founder Jeremy Tofte’s, Mount Vernon roots. “There is room for more beer here. The market is definitely not over-saturated,” said national manager Jamie Morris. Visitors will find a unique atmosphere — dim lights and hip-hop playing throughout a wide-open space, along with the company’s trademark old Kung Fu movies streaming on large televisions. The vibe is young with a touch of Northwest flavor. Like most breweries found in this region, Melvin offers numerous hop-filled IPAs alongside lagers, porters, and stouts. There’s more fun in store for fall — in-house brewing and lunch service. Drink up, Grasshopper.