Earth Day is technically 4/22 and not, as many have parodied, 4/20. Obviously, April 20th is a convenient moment for those who love the herb, to celebrate the earth in their own way but the rest of those Earth-conscious types will be celebrating on April 26th. But really that whole introduction was meaningless if you fail to recognize the Earth is, in fact, getting warmer, that seasons are becoming less common, and now is as good as any to enjoy something fun from Aslan Brewing Company.
Released in recognition of Earth Day, Captain Planet IPA is a B-Corp dream collaboration. It starts with exclusive hops from Crosby Hop Farm way down south in Oregon's Willamette Valley, it continues with exclusive malt from Skagit Valley Malting, and it continues in the kettles and fermenters in Aslan Brewing Company's Certified Organic brewery. For those curious, Captain Planet IPA is brewed with a base of Vienna malt, before Pale and Wheat malts join the party. Eventually, this malt trio welcomes the addition of Idaho 7 and El Dorado hops, before the duo returns in the fermenter for a bit of dry-hopping.
The result is a beer that has been described by the brewery as something akin to a piña colada with its notes of pineapple and coconut. What's more, is that 10% of every sale made from this beer will go to The Hub Community Bike Shop. All you have to do is head over to The Hub Bike Shop starting at 4 pm, April 22nd, help the Aslan Brewing crew clean an alleyway in Bellingham, before celebrating some volunteering rewarding pint (or two) of Captain Planet IPA.
For more information on this event and others, hosted by or participated by Aslan Brewing Company during Bellingham Beer Week (and Earth Day) visit http://www.aslanbrewing.com/bhambeerweek.