Mount Baker Highway is home to a plethora of dining options, but at the North Fork Brewery you can get beer, pizza, tie the knot and visit the beer shrine all under the same roof. What’s more, the North Fork Brewery is conscious about its green footprint. They took advantage of the Community Energy Challenge, sponsored by local nonpro ts the Opportunity Council and Sustainable Connections.

Not only did they retro t their establishment but they also installed eight kilowatts of solar panels in 2010, which will provide most of their electricity they consume annually, according to a press release from Sustainable Connections.

The brewery produces relatively small batches of beer, 109 gallons, keeping the beer fresh and the options changing. Their staple is the India Pale Ale. The opening taste is a strong citrus flavor, but is quickly dissolved by the aggressive bitterness, making it a quite enjoyable beer to accompany a slice of their homemade pizza.

The pizza crust is made fresh daily with a hint of beer. The sauce is a well-balanced with tomatoes and spices. Made with fresh vegetables, meats and cheeses, there is nothing not to like about this pizza.

6186 Mount Baker Highway, Deming

August/September 2012 – Bellingham Alive/North Sound Life