Aslan Brewing Company

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Aslan Brewing Company is an American brewery from Bellevue, Washington.

IT ALL STARTED IN THE SUMMER OF 2012, as a conversation over a pint of beer at a local Bellingham pub. We shared our dreams and soon realized that the elements of our future were sitting amongst us: a businessman, a craft beer believer and, most importantly, a brewer. Together, Frank Trosset, Pat Haynes, and Jack Lamb would go on to build and operate a pilot brewery in Downtown Bellingham, where, for the next twelve months of our lives, we would research and develop the knowledge and skills needed to start our own commercial microbrewery and restaurant.

We called it ASLAN BREWING COMPANY, and quickly realized its identity through our personal commonalities. With a commitment to organic ingredients, locally sourced goods, and low-impact practices, we aimed to offer the community something new and refreshing, the sustainable way. As for “ASLAN”: a lion is the King of the Jungle, a regal figure rooted in nature, and aslan is the Turkish word for lion. This aligned our desire to operate a world-class brewery all while preserving the raw and exotic elements of the world. Through hard work and perseverance, we brewed over 130 original pilot batches, connected with local brewers and beer lovers alike, and designed a business plan catered to craft quality and creativity.

In the final days of Summer 2013, we were given the keys to what would become Aslan’s Brewpub. Plans and permits in hand, we began our nine-month journey into construction that was done primarily by us, Boe and Don Trosset. After months of unconditional commitment, Boe Trosset was added as an invaluable member of the ownership team. Fast forward to today and we are four great friends who have together manifested our dream of owning and operating an organic brewery. We are proud and fortunate to be working with many of our close friends and to be part of the amazing community that is Bellingham. 

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Employee Feature: Jake and Colton

Say hello to Jake Hacker and Colton Phillips: The dynamic duo that runs our kitchen. Colton Phillips (left) and Jake Hacker (right) After working on the line for two years, the pair was promoted to take over Aslan’s food program and have been crushing it ever since. When asked how the two work together, Jake ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: Old Bavarian

Old Bavarian Organic Provinical Lager // 5.4% ABV // 25 IBU Old Bavarian comes from our love of Southern German lager. A keller Festbier, richly malty and crisply hoppy – served unfiltered. With the blend of malt from 3 Franconian malthouses, and hops from Hersbrucker we should really be calling this beer old Franconian – ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: Schwarzbier

Schwarzbier Organic Black Lager // 5.2% ABV // 25 IBU Huge thanks to local homebrewer Cory Geerdts, who created the recipe for this Schwarzbier! As the winner of our homebrewing challenge at the Depot earlier in the year, Cory got to come brew a beer with us of his choice. This dark lager is dark ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: Mandarina Queen

Mandarina Queen Organic IPA // 6.8% ABV // 35 IBU medium body + orange creamsicle + lush This Queen of an IPA is nearly an exclusive representation of Mandarina Bavaria hops. A luscious and viscous mouthfeel with strong notes of Florida oranges, dried coconut, & honeydew melon dominate. This beer reminds us of a certain ... Read More

Employee Feature: Aubrey

“I pride myself on being able to push myself into things that are hard. If things are easy… that’s when I know it’s kind of time to move on.” Meet Aubrey, one of Aslan’s lead bartenders. This woman rocks! Quite literally- Whether it’s climbing rocks or studying them, Aubrey’s got it dialed. “People ask me ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: Evil IPA

Evil IPA Organic IPA // 6.66% ABV // 666 IBU // 14.8 P medium body + dank + evil EVIL Bikes, Lib Tech, Travis Rice, Graham Aggasiz & the most shreddable dankness all in one can. Hopped exclusively and judiciously with fresh off the line Amarillo and El Dorado. Extra sticky resin, ripe melon, bright ... Read More

NOW IN BOTTLES: Oak Aged Tateyama

Oak Aged Tateyama (館山市 ) This journey started as a Japanese style rice lager, fermented in stainless steel. On the day of spunding, for natural carbonation, an oak cask was filled and immediately placed in a walk-in cooler. The oak cask had previously held red wine, for one season. The cask was clean of any ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: Gold Goose

Gold Goose Organic Canadian Lager // 5.0% ABV // 16 IBU // 11.3 P medium body + malt forward + crispy While there may not be a specific style of beer referred to as “Canadian lager”, we feel that this particular beer wholly encompasses what the style should be. Gold Goose is a premium North ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: Billy Goat Smoke

Billy Goat Smoke Rauch Bock // 6.66% ABV // 25 IBU // 16.1 P medium body + beechwood smoke + rich Inspired by beer pilgrimage(s) to Bamberg, Germany — a town well known for its Rauch (smoke) lagers. This Märzen style bock lager, was triple decoction mashed with a portion of beechwood smoked malt, and ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: King Moonracer

King Moonracer Organic Holiday Ale // 5.8% ABV // 40 IBU // 15.8 P medium body + holiday spices + warming The days are getting shorter and darker by the minute, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to celebrate. This year we decided to brew a Holiday Ale in the traditional English Style. The ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: Lambo Tape Deck

Lambo Tape Deck Organic Double IPA // 8.2% ABV // 60 IBU // 18 P big body + ripe mellon + smooth What better style of beer could there be to point out the irony of consumer capitalism in the beer industry? One which costs far too much to make, yields too little, causes beer ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: Hook's Stash

Hook’s Stash Pale Ale // 5.0% ABV // 45 IBU // 11 P light body + piney + crisp Back for year two, and in collaboration with Mt. Baker Ski Area, we brewed a beer to celebrate the life of former Pro Patrol and Mt. Baker Legend, Randy Hook. This easy drinking, light-bodied hazy pale ... Read More

Community Spotlight: Hedlin Family Farms & Skagit Valley Malting

Organic Raspberries at Hedlin Family Farms Organic Grain at Hedlin Family Farms Alice Waters, an American chef & restaurateur, once said that “good food depends almost entirely on good ingredients.” We discuss the quality of ingredients often in the food world, but it’s not a topic that comes up often on the beer side of ... Read More

Employee Feature: Tony

“One thing I’ve been really trying to focus on in my own life and for other people is bringing the romance back to food. Like the idea of sitting down and eating a meal, slowing down, and really appreciating what you have” Say hello to Tony, one of Aslan’s kitchen leads. You can usually find ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: Simcoe Slice

Simcoe Slice IPA // 6.6% ABV // 60 IBU // 13.5 P medium body + balanced + fruity A single-hop IPA that straddles the line between West Coast and hazy styles. This beer is a pure expression of Simcoe since it was only hop variety used in this beer. The atypical sensory notes for Simcoe ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: Dunkles

Dunkles Lagerbier // 5.1% ABV // 10 IBU // 13 P medium body + malt forward + crisp The “Altmünchner Bier” is the original lager of Munich. Prior to the creation of Pilsener malt, Dunkle or Dunkles (depending on your dialect) was THE lagerbier of Bavaria. We spare no expense when it comes to the ... Read More

Announcing the official opening of Aslan Brewing Seattle

October 21st, 2019 — Seattle, Washington — We are excited to announce that Aslan Brewing Seattle is now open! This is the third location for Aslan Brewing Co., and the first location we’ve opened up outside of Bellingham.Aslan Brewing Seattle is a 21+ taproom located in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood, serving 100% certified ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: Juice Box Hero Vol. 2

Juice Box Hero Vol. 2 IPA // 7.0% ABV // 20 IBU // 14.3 P medium body + juicy + silky This particular IPA was brewed for one of our favorite bottle shops, Chuck’s Hop Shop! In year two of this collaboration, we focused on hops from across the pond. All of the hops used ... Read More

NOW ON TAP: ÜLa

ÜLa Ungespundet Lager // 5.1% ABV // 25 IBU // 12 P medium body + notes of honeysuckle + balanced In the Franconia region of Germany, there is an orange, unfiltered lager that is brewed by nearly every brewery referred to as a “Kellerbier”, or “Ungespundet”, which translates to un-bunged. This traditional regional lager is ... Read More

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