4.7% ABV // 29 IBU // 1.053 OG
medium body + dark chocolate + coffee
A take on a traditional dry stout - full of roasted barley depth, welcoming bitterness, and balanced coffee character all amplified by the complexity of rye malt. The pleasant chocolate aroma is followed by a rich mouthfeel and dry finish, making this beer an approachable and ABV friendly option.
Columbus, Chinook, Palisade
2-Row Pale, Roasted Barley, Rye, Chocolate, Carafa
Aslan couldn't be more lucky to call Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest our home. The community in which we live is our greatest support system and we do all we can to give back. Our philanthropic efforts are focused on five essential community elements: Art & Culture, Health, Environment, Education, and Common Good. As a manufacturer and retailer of beer, we have a responsibility to not only maintain ethical serving practices, but also ensure that our impact on the community is not entirely centered around alcohol. Here’s to extending these efforts into 2018!
10.4% ABV // 57 IBU // 1.100 OG
big body + dank blueberry + smooth
For the fourth year in a row we bring you Megathrust, an over-the-top IPA, named for the largest potential earthquake set to hit the Pacific Northwest. This year's version is hopped heavily with Mosaic, Azacca, Citra, and Columbus. It's hop diesel, juicy blueberry, sticky green, and insanely crushable.
Azacca, Cascade, Citra, Columbus, Mosaic
2-Row Pale, Oats
6.4% ABV // 28 IBU // 1.056 OG
medium body + clean + hints of strawberry jam
The Butler is an easy drinking farmhouse ale. Notes of fruit jam and cloves mingle with biscuit and roast. This beer finds balance between a traditional saison and a smooth dark ale. While complex and ever changing in flavor, it maintains its approachability.
Pilsner, Rye, Caramunich, Wheat, Carafa, Chocolate
5.0% ABV // 35 IBU // 1.046 OG
light body + floral + crisp bitterness
Bohemian style pilsner double dry hopped with Barbe Rouge and Mistral hops. Soft on the palate with a big floral aroma, grounded by accents of key limes and fresh lychee.
Barbe Rouge, Mistral, Premiant
Pilsner, Unmalted Wheat
7.0% ABV // 22 IBU // 1.068 OG
medium body + dank pine + heady fruit
Our interpretation of a "West Coast Style" IPA. Double dry hopped for maximum expression of the dank piney character of the Simcoe hop. Further accentuated with fruity notes of strawberries, lychee, and guava from the contribution of Taiheke hops. Brewed with oats for added mouthfeel. This beer is intense, yet balanced.
Bravo, Chinook, Simcoe, Taiheke
2-Row Pale, Oats, Raw Wheat
9.5% ABV // 75 IBU // 1.106 OG
big body + lactose & coffee + milk chocolate notes
Massive and insane, this Imperial Milk Stout was brewed with over 60 lbs of custom roasted, organic Guatemalan coffee beans from our friends at Doma Coffee Roasting Company. Pitch black in color, malty and smooth, the chocolate is complemented with deep coffee notes that linger on the palate. This beer is over the top in all the right ways!
Bravo, Cascade, Sterling
2-Row Pale, Black, Carafa, Caramunich, Chocolate, Roast, Vienna
6.7% ABV // 53 IBU // 1.060 OG
medium body + dank grapefruit + juicy
This IPA was brewed to exhibit the grandfather of "sexy" hops, Yakima grown Cascade. As the only hop used, massive flavors of dank grapefruit prevail, while finessed flavors of stone fruit and flowers create layers of complexity. Hopped heavily, but not excessively, this IPA shines the light back on a forgotten hero in American IPA origins.
2-Row Pale, Carahell, Wheat
5.3% ABV // 46 IBU // 1.054 OG
medium body + piney pear + soft
We revived a long forgotten ale strain from Europe to make this IPA. Possibly the first and only time this yeast has been used in the United States, making this beer wholly unique. Hopped abundantly with Jaryllo, the prevalent flavors are a peculiar mix of pear and pine needles that work amazingly well together. However, the mouth-feel may be the most redeeming quality, presenting a sensation of pulp free orange juice as it rolls across your tongue.
Premiant, Jaryllo, Strisselspalt
Oats, Plumage Archer, Rye
4.8% ABV // 16 IBU // 1.049 OG
light body + fresh cucumber + soft
A Helles style lager made with fresh organic cucumbers. The Pilsner malt used was grown and malted in Skagit Valley, making this German lager uniquely local. The light body gives the beer a sessionable quality and a clean finish. Its malt profile is soft and delicate, while the aromas and flavors of freshly cut cucumber excite the palate.
5.7% ABV // 33 IBU // 1.060 OG
medium body + pecans + roasty
A wonderfully balanced London-style Porter with waves of subtle complexities. Brewed with blackstrap molasses, dried bitter orange peel, and roasted pecans; creating flavors of roasted nuts, figs, and chocolate. This beer finishes dry with lingering notes of caramelized sugar.
Bravo, Cascade, Sterling
Carafa, Caramunich, Chocolate, Maris Otter, Oats, Raw Wheat, Roasted Barley
6% ABV // 55 IBU // 1.062 OG
medium body + piney + balanced
This years rendition of our winter warmer is a red IPA. Fermented with our house ale strain and mashed with a variety of caramel and chocolate malts for a deep amber hue. Then dry hopped with Mosaic, Cascade, and a large dose of Sterling Hops. This seasonal IPA has a prominent piney character that is slightly dank.
Chinook, Cascade, Mosaic, Sterling
2-Row Pale, C-120, Carafa, Caramunich, Munich, Wheat
Nanette here! I love that Bellingham hosts an Art Walk every month. I love even more when Aslan’s Art Walk is presented by an Aslan employee. This month, our brewpub is lined with the art of the mastermind behind the Aslan logo, Austin Martin.
He moved to Washington years ago and was working at a small start up in Bellingham when he found out that some guys needed help with a logo for a brewpub. So he met with current CEO Jack and was asked to come up with something that incorporated beer and a lion. At first he had the idea of putting hops and a lion next to each other.
One day he was drawing lions and hops and realized that their outlines were really similar. So he drew the hop head as the lion’s mane and out birthed the idea of the logo. But the lion’s face originally had wide eyes. Jack requested the lion looked as though it had already killed its prey and was now just hanging out because he knew no one would f*#% with him. So Austin drew the eyes more relaxed and gave him somewhat of a smirk.
I asked him if it was weird to see people wearing the logo he’d created and he admitted it was at first.
“I’ve kind of become numb to it because it’s so much more than my logo now,” he said.
It was funny too because when we were talking about it at my house, one of my roommates came out and introduced himself to Austin in an Aslan t-shirt.
Besides being the brain behind the logo, he does a lot of art in his free time. He has two distinct styles of art that he does: minimalistic and psychedelic. He has a site for his minimal art and a site for his psychedelic art, choosing to keep them seperate. I’ve been sifting through his websites for the past hour and I’m honestly blown away by how much he’s done. Does anyone else ever wonder what’s going on inside the minds of talented artists?
The works that he currently has on the walls of Aslan are a mix between the two styles - something he’s never done before. You’ve also got some art that’s mixed with his photography. Besides working for hours on his art pieces, he’s also really into photography and that shows if you take a peak at any of his work.
When I was asking him what fueled his art, he talked about attention to detail. Something he loves about big art is that there’s so much room for detail in every space of the art. I highly recommend taking a real good look at his pieces because you could look at them for hours and notice something new.
When asked to describe his style Austin simply said, “less is more.”
Come in and peep Austin’s art. I advise you to give yourself some time to really look at it though. It’ll be worth your while.
6.3% ABV // 24 IBU // 1.048 OG
medium body + peach notes + dry
A rustic farmhouse ale aged four months in a french oak foeder with four varieties of Brettanomyces yeast. Brewed with raw wheat, pilsner, and vienna malts along with hops from the Alsace region of France. This delicate saison carries elegant notes of ripe peaches and aromas of sweet hay, leaving a complex and rewarding aftertaste.
Malling, Premiant, Strisselspalt
Pilsner, Raw Wheat, Vienna
4.5% ABV // 21 IBU // 1.052 OG
light body + floral sun brewed tea + tart
If this was anything other than beer, it would be sun brewed tea. Overtones of hibiscus and rose both dominate the flavor and aroma, finishing quite tart and very dry. As a kettle soured ale, its tartness was formed quickly and in a controlled manner. It was then dry hopped with a massive charge of Idaho grown Cascade hops, adding a sharp floral character. The final product was then filtered, granting it a beautiful ruby hue.
2-Row Pale, C-120, Carafa, Carahel, Caramunich, Chocolate, Munich
5.4% ABV // 27 IBU // 1.051 OG
light body + malt forward + dry
Our version of this famous seasonal lager is brewed in the modern method, with a less conventional technique. We use only Vienna malt in this exceptional beer and hop it with both Saaz and Hallertau Mittlefruh for a crisp and classically balanced bitterness. The malt is the showcase, however, and exudes bright notes of fresh toasted bread that finishes smooth, crisp, and dry.
Mittlefruh, Premiant, Saaz
7.5% ABV // 60 IBU // 1.070 OG
medium body + ripe melon notes + fruity
Alligator Suitcase graces your palate with pungent notes of ripe honeydew and cantaloupe. Brewed with a heavy dose of Amarillo hops and a small portion of Cascade and Hallertau Blanc, this beer is a one way ticket to hop heaven. It features a very large portion of Vienna and oat malts, which hold up and accentuate the ripe melon flavors from the hops. Possibly the dankest IPA we have released to date.
Amarillo, Bravo, Cascade, Hallertau Blanc
2-Row Pale, Oats, Vienna
5.4% ABV // 78 IBU // 1.054 OG
medium body + pine & blueberry notes + balanced
In partnership with Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood, this special release IPA was brewed with freshly picked, still wet, centennial hops. Further dry hopped with additional centennial and a touch of mosaic, the flavor is a balance of fresh pine needles and blueberries with a slight earthy dankness. Aromatics are strongly reminiscent of ripe pears. 5% of this beer's sales will be donated to Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood.
Bravo, Centennial, Mosaic
2 Row Pale, Carahell, Oats
The reactions Aslan has received in wake of the impending I Stand IPA release have been both wonderful and overwhelming. In late April a decision was made by the Aslan team to reach out to Mount Baker Planned Parenthood in hopes of sparking a partnership. This decision to do so was a result of weeks of deliberation, and one we did not take lightly. Ultimately, reaching out to MBPP seemed right. We were all well aware of the reactions, good and bad, that would result from this decision. But the weight of the partnership seemed too great to pass up. Given the current political climate and changes in federal leadership we found ourselves in a unique position to throw our support towards an organization that our staff unanimously believes in.
By highlighting MBPP’s importance to the community, our aim was to not engage in political discourse, but provide facts:
Simply put, thousands of local residents with lower than average income need MBPP and their low cost services.
Using Aslan’s public reach we could give MBPP a platform to dispel misinformation and also promote what we believe are essential health service needs. While raising money for MBPP is an added bonus, the gesture of support goes much further. Providing customers the option to purchase an I Stand IPA will give everyone the opportunity to support MBPP financially, but also stand with them.
Jack Lamb, CEO of Aslan, says it clearly: “Aslan will always make a stand for human rights and quality healthcare, simple as that, which is why this collaboration is a great fit. Together, we hope to bolster the conversation surrounding sexual health, raise funds for local MBPP locations, and have some fun while we do it!”