February 5th, 2019 — Bellingham, Washington — Aslan Brewing Co. and Rainier Brewing Co. have partnered with Protect Our Winters (POW) and Mt. Baker Ski Area to bring you King of the Mountain, a limited release pilsner available in 6-pack cans and draft. On February 8th, King of the Mountain will be released to coincide with the opening day of Mt. Baker Ski Area’s Legendary Banked Slalom, taking place February 8-10th.
“We are excited to partner with a great up and coming brewery like Aslan,” said Michael Scott, Brand Manager at Rainier Brewing Co. “We really appreciate that Aslan is not only making great beers, but has done a great job of fostering community and creating pubs that bring people together all while having fun doing it.”
Founded in Seattle, WA, Rainier Brewing Co. has been a staple in the Northwest brewing industry for over a hundred years. Aslan Brewing Co., founded in Bellingham, WA, will be celebrating its 5th anniversary this coming May. Together they are raising money for POW and advocating for the winter sports community by helping build a movement against climate change.
“We're extremely honored to be collaborating with Rainier and partnering with POW and Mt. Baker on this project,” said Boe Trosset, Co-Owner of Aslan. “Like many folks from the Pacific Northwest we grew up drinking Rainier, still do, and have fond memories of the commercials and brewing culture they helped develop. The truth is, we've had a Rainier neon bar sign in our brewery ever since it was a 5 gallon homebrew set up in my parents' basement.”
Mt. Baker Ski Area’s Legendary Banked Slalom is celebrating its 33rd competition. King of the Mountain Pilsner will be making its debut on tap at the mountain, participating Glacier bars, and both Aslan locations in Bellingham. The weekend will culminate in a co-sponsored celebration at Graham’s Restaurant in Glacier on Sunday February, 10th, 6PM to late. “We named the beer King of the Mountain in honor of LBS and as a fun nod to both our brands,” said Michael Scott. “We are stoked to share some fun content we created and to host a launch party at Graham’s.”
5% of all King of the Mountain draft, cans, and in-house sales will be donated to Protect Our Winters. “This is a great opportunity for us to raise significant funds and awareness for Protect Our Winters while bringing friends together to celebrate Pacific Northwest tradition, and not take ourselves too seriously,” says Boe Trosset. “We've had a lot of fun putting this together and hope everybody can enjoy it with us!”