By some respects, Bellingham's Kulshan Brewing Company and Aslan Brewing are less than 2 miles apart. While this nugget of trivia seems only helpful during a pub crawl, we thought it was important to draw attention to how close the two breweries are to one another. This might explain why the two breweries have teamed up to release a beer together, specifically an IPA.
Brewed in the "West Coast Style", Mountain Lion IPA is a unique beer, brewed at both Aslan and Kulshan breweries.
This collaborative IPA was brewed with our friends across town at Kulshan Brewing Company. Together we created one recipe, centered around a West Coast style IPA, then brewed that recipe at each of our locations to see how the differences in our operations would impact the final product.
For those who seek to try and replicate the beer at home, the brewery has shared they used Centennial, Chinook, and Mosaic hops; producing a beer that reminds one of dank blueberries and that classic bitterness made famous by breweries in the Pacific Northwest.
Look for this beer to be available now at both Aslan and Kulshan's taproom locations.
Join Aslan Brewing and Kulshan Brewing for the monumental release of Mountain Lion IPA, a collaborative beer project, on April 5, 2019 at the Aslan Depot in Bellingham, WA. Mountain Lion was brewed with the same recipe at both respective breweries, and is set to be released in two separate packaged options. Aslan’s first ever collab with another brewery in Bellingham proper, Mountain Lion is an IPA hopped with Chinook, Centennial, Mosaic, and employs Triticale from Camas County, OR. This single recipe was brewed at Aslan and at Kulshan to give the full perspective of different in-house flavors found at each brewery.
Aslan Brewing Company is a sustainable microbrewery and restaurant in Bellingham, Washington, exclusively brewing USDA Certified Organic beer for the Pacific Northwest. As a Certified B Corporation, Aslan is committed to pushing the boundaries of craft beer while preserving the triple bottom line: People, Planet, Profit. Visit aslanbrewing.com to learn more.
We are the Kulshan brewing company. A team of hard-working, dedicated beer-lovers committed to crafting the highest quality, true-to-style ales and lagers for our pacific northwest communities.
Our mission is to sustainably produce exceptional beer, bring people together, maintain a fun and fulfilling workplace for our staff, and give back to our community. Come visit us at one of our two distinct neighborhood breweries!
Independently owned & operated.
IT ALL STARTED IN THE SUMMER OF 2012, as a conversation over a pint of beer at a local Bellingham pub. We shared our dreams and soon realized that the elements of our future were sitting amongst us: a businessman, a craft beer believer and, most importantly, a brewer. Together, Frank Trosset, Pat Haynes, and Jack Lamb would go on to build and operate a pilot brewery in Downtown Bellingham, where, for the next twelve months of our lives, we would research and develop the knowledge and skills needed to start our own commercial microbrewery and restaurant.
We called it ASLAN BREWING COMPANY, and quickly realized its identity through our personal commonalities. With a commitment to organic ingredients, locally sourced goods, and low-impact practices, we aimed to offer the community something new and refreshing, the sustainable way. As for “ASLAN”: a lion is the King of the Jungle, a regal figure rooted in nature, and aslan is the Turkish word for lion. This aligned our desire to operate a world-class brewery all while preserving the raw and exotic elements of the world. Through hard work and perseverance, we brewed over 130 original pilot batches, connected with local brewers and beer lovers alike, and designed a business plan catered to craft quality and creativity.
In the final days of Summer 2013, we were given the keys to what would become Aslan’s Brewpub. Plans and permits in hand, we began our nine-month journey into construction that was done primarily by us, Boe and Don Trosset. After months of unconditional commitment, Boe Trosset was added as an invaluable member of the ownership team. Fast forward to today and we are four great friends who have together manifested our dream of owning and operating an organic brewery. We are proud and fortunate to be working with many of our close friends and to be part of the amazing community that is Bellingham.
CHEERS TO LOCAL BEERS!