The Washington Collaboration Festival is coming on August 19th and Bellingham breweries are well represented. Brewers from Aslan, Boundary, Kulshan, Melvin and Wander are teaming up with other Washington breweries to produce some awesome brews.

If some of you are wondering, “Yes, Melvin is a Bellingham brewery.” David Meadows will be at the helm of Melvin’s 7bbl system brewing up his Scandinavian inspired brews. Melvin teamed up with Sumerian brewing using some Skagit Valley Malt for their IPA (see below.)

Wander submitted two barrel aged beers from it’s collaboration with Stoup, with one of them named after their newborn daughter! Congratulations Chad and Colleen.

Here’s a rundown of Bellingham’s collaborations:

Aslan Brewing /Reuben’s Brews
Tales of Ordinary Madness IPA (7.1% ABV/60 IBU)
An IPA brewed in collaboration with Reuben’s Brews. Hopped heavily with Hallertau Blanc and Citra. This IPA displays an intense resemblance to pulpless orange juice. A large addition of oats were used to further accentuate mouthfeel and add to its juicy character. Expect a smooth, pungent, and expressive IPA.

Boundary Bay Brewery/Iron Goat Brewing
Oat In A Boat IPA (6.6% ABV/ 72 IBU)
Boundary Bay Brewery (Bellingham) and Iron Goat Brewing Co. (Spokane) sailed together in pursuit of a powerful tropical treasure. Goat in a Boat is a passion fruit IPA that head-butts palates with a hoppy, tropical twist. A fermentation voyage with passion fruit puree and a hefty dry-hop of Mosaic, Simcoe and Amarillo present aromas of passion fruit, musky melon and bright citrus. Anticipate a hazy IPA with pungent, tart fruit flavors and tenacious bitterness The Cascadia partnership was natural with Boundary Bay Brewer Aaron Jacob Smith and General Manager Janet Lightner being Spokane natives

Kulshan Brewing /Old Schoolhouse Brewery Collaboration
Golden Promise IPA
Bellingham’s Kulshan Brewing teamed up with Old Schoolhouse Brewery of Winthrop to craft a dynamic West Coast IPA. Golden Promise malt provides the bready and full bodied backbone needed to support a generous dosage of Simcoe, Loral, and Citra hops. Bold citrus, floral, and fruity hop notes dominate this well balanced IPA, creating a delicious drinking experience that is sure to collaborate well with any summer activity

Sumerian Brewing/Melvin Brewing
Dank as F**k West Coast IPA (7.7% ABV/ 77IBU)
Tapping into the tradition of Melvin and Sumerian, this IPA is packed with ample amounts of hops….Simcoe, Amarillo and Columbus to be exact. 100% Skagit Valley Malt bill and a bit of Swedish death metal lend to the solid base of the Dank as F**k IPA. Madness? Perhaps… but that’s what we are seeking!

Stoup Brewing/Wander Brewing
1) Mabel’s Brew (6.5% ABV)
Named in honor of Chad & Colleen Kuehl’s first baby. This IPA was brewed with wheat and oats and hopped heavily with Citra, El Dorado, and Mosaic. Fermented with an East Coast Strain and Bruxellinis Trois, the beer has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel balanced by the bright tropical fruit and citrus flavors of the hop profile.

2) Stave Some For Me Collaborative Blend (7.6% ABV)
Two barrels of Wander Brewing Barrel aged Flanders Red were blended with one barrel of
Stoup Brewing Golden Sour and one barrel of Stoup Brewing Brett Saison. All of the beers were aged for approximately one year in a combination of red and white wine barrels prior to blending. The resulting beer is light rust colored with firm acidity, balanced wood tannin and a complex rounded out palate.

Full List of Collaborations here.

The Washington Beer Commission is excited to announce that the Washington Beer Collaboration Festival will return to the South Lake Union Discovery Center lawn on August 19, 2017. This festival will feature 27 unique collaboration beers from 50 different Washington breweries. These beers will highlight the creativity and collaborative spirit of the Washington Beer community. This is an outdoor event.


Tickets are $30 Advance or $35 at the door.
Admission includes a tasting glass and 8 tasting tokens. Each taste is 4 oz.
Additional tokens available to purchase for $2.00 each or three for $5.00.
Separate tickets required for each day.

$5 designated driver admission is available at the door. Designated driver includes includes soda and/or water.

21+ only. No refunds. No dogs. Registered service dogs ok.

Eventbrite - Washington Beer Collaboration Festival

Collaborating Brewery Pairs:

20 Corners Brewing Big Block Brewing
Anacortes Brewery Bastion Brewing
Ashtown Brewing Redhook Brewery
Aslan Brewing  Reuben’s Brews
At Large Brewing Whitewall Brewing
Backwoods Brewing Loowit Brewing
Bale Breaker Brewing Georgetown Brewing
Cash Brewing Naked City Brewery
Cloudburst Brewing Fremont Brewing
Counterbalance Brewing Floating Bridge Brewing
Crucible Brewing Postdoc Brewing
Dreadnought Brewing Lost Canoe Brewing
Dru Bru Brewery Icicle Brewing
Dystopian State Wingman Brewers
Flying Lion Brewing Pike Brewing
Foggy Noggin Brewing Mac & Jack’s
Kulshan Brewing  Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Lowercase Brewing Stormy Mountain Brewing
Matchless Brewing Triceratops Brewing
Middleton Brewing Sound to Summit
Mollusk Rooftop Brewing
Scuttlebutt Brewing Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
Stoup Brewing
Sumerian Brewing 
Wander Brewing
Melvin Brewing 
Three Magnets Brewing Skookum Brewing
Boundary Bay Brewery Iron Goat Brewing