Tap Roundup 1/25

By |2019-01-26T13:47:39+00:00January 25th, 2019|

Pint Points

  • This Saturday, January 26, the Aslan Depot turns 1! And they’re throwing a heck of a party for it. There will be a bottle pour station where they’ll feature bottles from deep within their cellar, vertical tastings and even a new release. Doors open at 12 pm, Ovn Wood Fired Pizza will start serving at 2, and the event is even free! Make sure you stop by and celebrate the last year of barrel projects that have come from the Depot.
  • Bellingham Cider Company is now open on Tuesdays! They are also offering a 30% discount on food for furloughed government employees, bring your ID!
  • On that note, Kulshan is doing all day happy hour for furloughed government employees, & Melvin Brewing Bellingham is offering a 50% off your check.
  • Mark your calendars, snowboarders. Melvin is hosting a rail jam in partnership with Boardworks Tech Shop and Ride Snowboards on February 2nd in celebration of International 2×4 Day. See their Instagram for details.
  • Overflow Taps is celebrating barleywine all weekend at both of their locations! Tapping four different barleywines each location, there is an opportunity to do an entire barleywine flight as well as take bottles to go. Cheers!
  • Join Boundary Bay in the Mountain Room on February 2nd as they kick off a Bill Murray event series, where they’ll host a movie night every month. Groundhog Day, 6 p.m.! Be there.
  • Pink Boots Society is hosting two brew collaboration days on 1/29 and 1/30 for their annual International Women’s Day beer. If you are a woman in the beer industry, stop by Stones Throw anytime on those days and have a hand in the brewing process!
  • The Lost Giants infused cider this week is one back by popular demand, Lemon Basil infused semi-sweet.
  • On February 2, Kulshan hosts the Writers On The Fly Cascadia tour, hear readings from some of fly fishings finest writers. Starts at 7 pm at K2 (Roosevelt).

-New Pints-

Aslan Brewing Co.

Whisky Ginger

A rye-style barley wine which aspires to embody the essence of the cocktail for which it is named. This project began in July, 2016 on our original brewhouse. After fermentation was completed in stainless steel, the beer was moved into freshly dumped Heaven Hill Rye Whisky barrels, where it stayed for over a year. Near the end of its time in oak Aslan began adding in freshly shredded ginger, then more ginger which they candied. This layering approach added considerable depth to the ginger character of the beer. Once the ginger was where they wanted it, the entire project was re-combined and bottled. Bottle conditioned for 18 months, Whisky Ginger is 11.5% ABV.

Aslan is also releasing 2016 bottles of Frances Farmer and Pulp Fiction.

Boundary Bay Brewery

Heathens Have No Boundaries

This Boundary beer is a collaboration with Heathen Brewing in Vancouver, WA. It’s a classic, West Coast Double IPA that has apparently become a quick staff favorite. Get it before it’s gone!

Herb’s Cider

Syncopation Crabapple Wine

Herb’s keeps on rolling out the bottle projects, each one getting even better than the last. Check out their newest endeavor, crabapple wine, at their Bay St. tasting room.

Menace Brewing

Fridge Beer

A long time ago deep in the history pages of brewing in the 15th century, hides the formulation of Fridge Beer. When homebrewers in Germany found themselves on their last creative leg, they would forge a recipe held together by innovation and necessity. Menace reached into the back of their fridge inspired by the brewers before them and in the throes of science and art mingling in a cosmic dance, Copper Ale formed! Mild aroma and hop flavor, with a light to medium body.

Twin Sisters Brewing Company

Fire Layne Brut IPA

“House ale yeast is used as the primary fermentation yeast to create a classic IPA base beer that is then finished with a secondary fermentation that uses a ravenous Belgian saison yeast strain. The finished product has a bold yet light and playful hop aroma of lemon, mandarin, and greenery that continues into the overall flavor that bounces around in the higher carbonation. It finishes with an evaporative dryness.”⁣⁣⁣ said brewer Tom Eastwood.

Structures Brewing

Modern Memory

A wheat double IPA brewed with 2-row and Flaked oats. Hopped in an unconventional fashion using Styrian Wolf, African Queen, Simcoe, El Dorado and a touch of Calypso.

Wander Brewing

Sour Robert

Slightly funky with a lively acidity, this foeder-aged sour will only be at the Brew Hall for a limited time!

Powderland IPA

Piles of flaked and malted wheat create a pillowy landscape while an exhilarating blend of Glacier, Simcoe, and Chinook hops leave you navigating the woodsy, resinous, and subtly fruity back-country slopes of your taste buds.

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.