Even though we have a large number of breweries right here in Seattle, many of us often take trips away from the city to explore breweries farther away or perhaps to visit some favorites we’ve found on previous craft beer excursions.
One popular destination for those leaving Seattle on one of these excursions is the city of Bellingham, WA. I myself am a big fan of many Bellingham breweries including: Wander, Kulshan, Chuckanut, Structures and, of course, Aslan. Well, if Aslan Brewing Company is on your list of favorite Bellingham breweries, then I’ve got some great news. This Summer, Aslan will open a location in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood.
Here’s the full press release from Aslan Brewing Company:
Coming Summer 2019…Aslan Seattle! Located in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood, this new taproom will serve exclusive organic beer brewed by and delivered directly from Aslan Brewing Company. Soon, Aslan will be able to give the Seattle community access to a wider selection of seasonal offerings, barrel projects, and specialty can releases, as well as the staples we have all come to know and love.
A message from Jack Lamb, CEO of Aslan Brewing Company:
We’ve been looking for a spot in Seattle for a couple years now, and couldn’t be happier finding a home in Fremont. Expansion can be a scary thing, but we are confident this is more a step toward quality than anything else. The more we can be in control of how our beer is being presented and showcase our passions first-hand, the better represented Aslan will be. This will ultimately improve the average beer drinker’s experience and ensure the quality beer we make is still quality when it is consumed.
We do not need to make more beer in order to accommodate this new location. In fact, we have been pulling in the reigns on distribution in order to prepare for more direct beer sales, again, for the preservation of quality. We are happy with our current production volumes and intend to keep our reach within the Pacific Northwest.
What this does is expand our opportunity for more community-based involvement. Having an outpost in Seattle will bolster our ability to directly connect with a more diverse group of nonprofits and local organizations in need, further solidifying our triple bottom line business structure. With every extra dollar we make from this expansion, more money will go back into the community, into the preservation of our environment, and into our workforce.
Bellingham will always be where Aslan calls home, but the genuine support that we have received from the Seattle community over the years has made Fremont a clear stepping stone for us to be able to better share our beer. As a Seattle native, I know there is still a rich culture underneath all this crazy growth the city has seen, and we intend to help preserve the weird that still remains.
Oh, and we have some pretty cool roommates too! Evo and Revel will be joining us in this new timber-framed beast of a building. Here’s to radical collaborations and a very bright future for independent craft beer!
Follow @aslanseattle on instagram to stay in touch with our progress!
We already get Aslan’s beers in Seattle. You can find them at just about all Seattle area craft bottle shops. So they aren’t totally new to Seattle but, once they’ve moved in, you won’t have to take a trip 80 – 90 miles North to visit. Welcome to the neighborhood, Aslan!
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.