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Beer lovers now have a new place to enjoy craft beer in Bellingham. Stemma Brewing Co., a family-run brewery, opened its doors in June. Owning a brewery has been a long-time dream of Jason Harper and his wife Kimberley. Jason’s interest in brewing started at a young age while watching his father make beer in their kitchen. When he turned 21 in 2010, he learned how to do it himself and carried on the family tradition. Even the name, Stemma, is a Latin root word for “family ties.” If you go for a visit, you’re likely to meet the couple.

Jason is the head brewer and Kimberley helps run the bar. In addition to serving 12 house beers and two ciders, they’ve also partnered with Mr. Frank’s “The Bus,” a food truck that is on location seven days a week. For something sweet, grab a West Coast Pops ice pop from one of the freezers. Stemma is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays until 9 p.m.


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"Jason’s interest in brewing started at a young age while watching his father make beer in their kitchen."