Tap Roundup 1/11

By |2019-01-11T14:33:17+00:00January 11th, 2019|

Pint Points

  • Aslan is expanding into Seattle this summer! Read more about the opening of their Fremont taproom, here.
  • The Aslan Depot is now open on Saturdays and Sundays at noon, instead of 3 p.m. That’s three more hours of delicious barrel projects we can get behind.
  • This week from Lost Giants Cider you can enjoy their dry cider infused with Satsumas, get it while it lasts!
  • Don’t forget about brewery yoga every Monday in January at K2, Kulshan’s Roosevelt location! 6:30 pm, and it’s free!
  • Pink Boots Society Bellingham, celebrating women in craft beer, are working on their annual collaboration brew (made at Stones Throw) for International Women’s Day. Keep your eyes out for it around town in the next month or so!
  • Congrats to the new owners of Illuminati and new head Brewer Dave Meadows! Illuminati will be expanding to a 15 barrel brewing system. More to come on that later this month! Word is the owners of 2020 Solutions took over ownership last month. Excited to see what innovations Dave provides.
  • Wander Brewing picked up a new horizontal lagering tank.
  • Planning for Bellingham Beer Week has begun! Get involved as a sponsor and hit us up via email @ scott at taptrail.com

-New Pints-

Aslan Brewing Co.

De La Rouge

Brewed in the same manner as our Mandarina Queen IPA, this version uses only Barbe Rouge hops. This new experimental variety from the French hop breeding program delivers stone fruit and red berry notes with a prototypical dankness. Singular usage of hops can either work very well, or be a complete disaster. This particular variety is great all by itself.

6.8% ABV

Satan’s Airport

The intense Imperial Milk Stout was brewed with over 30lbs of custom roasted, organic Guatemalan coffee beans with their friends from Primer Coffee.

9.99% ABV

Kulshan Brewing Co.

Hoppy Lager

Brewed using experimental lager hops from Indie Hops in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, this Small Batch lager is subtle, nuanced, and very sessionable. Wholesome bready malt flavors lay the foundation for this beer, while on the hop side there are pleasing floral and earthy notes, as well as light citrus and lemongrass. Clean, crisp, and dry, this hoppy lager is a darned tasty beer.

Three Fingers Imperial IPA

Named after Three Fingers Mountain near Darrington. Aroma notes of mango, peach, and orange dominate, while on the tongue grapefruit pith and pine lead the way.

Stones Throw Brewing

Structures Brewing

DopeThrone Double IPA

Brewed with a simple malt profile and hopped with Citra, African Queen and Simcoe (very generously). Not available in cans but definitely available in growlers.

Illuminati Brewing

Captain Brown Ale

Smooth Drinking Brown Ale. 5.6% ABV

 

About the Author:

Layne Carter
Tap Trail's Assistant Editor, Layne Carter, grew up in Spokane, Washington but has spent the last five years in Bellingham studying journalism at WWU. When she’s not beertending around town, you can find her biking, drinking beer or biking to a number of local breweries for a beer.