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Kulshan Brewing Company

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 23
Beer Ratings: 137
Beer Avg: 3.76

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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]

2238 James St
Bellingham, Washington, 98225-4142
United States
phone: (360) 739-3608

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(Place added by: beertunes on 01-31-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-16-2014 21:45:45 | More by soccerbrew
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-30-2014 21:52:34 | More by bumchilly25
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $

First time into Kulshan after seeing them at a few festivals in Washington and I wasn't disappointed. Place is rather new and had the expansive patio open on this warm May day. Did only see one waitress responsible for the outside but they had two bartenders inside which helped. Inside as I said was comfortable and spacious, also had quite a bit of old pictures of local brewing history. They coupled that with some rather impressive old cans I found rather insightful.

I had two beers while visiting, the Saison Du Kulshan that was rather good I felt and the Full 90 Session which had a nice orange linger to it. They did have a food truck available and it is easy to find though parking can be an issue.

Definitely put Kulshan on a tour of Bellingham if you are looking to go Northern Washington.

05-18-2014 21:25:26 | More by Sound_Explorer
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3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$

Great addition to Bellingham's growing stable of breweries. Where Kulshan excels is in the quality of their basic ales, their Pale Ale and IPA's being the best in town, giving us an alternative to the deteriorating quality of the ales served at our other long-established local ale brewer. Not quite as predictably good as they try to expand beyond the basic ales, but everything they turn out reflects care in brewing, and their winter warmers tend to be especially satisfying.

Very pleasant atmosphere and layout, making it a compelling place to stop for a pint or two, whether on a sunny summer afternoon, or dreary winter day.

And they've really hit on something by being the first local brewery to leave the food to an excellent rotation of food trucks, while they concentrate on the beer.

05-12-2014 15:18:42 | More by tongatim
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3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$

The beer at Kulshan is a fresh divergence from the over-the-top, in-your-face hoppy North West ales. The beer is good. A much more mellow version of what is served in the territory.
There is no food, but some great food trucks are parked out front.
Dog friendly.

04-07-2014 04:38:24 | More by jellikit
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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$

Great beer, I just wish they had a real brewpub. Instead they have rotating food trucks outside, and I'm not a fan of having to leave my beer and walk outside into the chilling Bellingham air to get some okay food. It also doesn't provide much of a choice, the food they have that day is what they have.

That being said, its the best beer in Bellingham in my opinion, so I tend to pick up growler from Kulshan about once a week and go to Boundary Bay if I actually want to hang out at a good brewpub.

03-31-2014 18:52:06 | More by heyealex
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

03-27-2014 23:41:01 | More by staceya2
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-05-2014 01:37:28 | More by Kurmaraja
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-20-2013 02:55:00 | More by CletisVandamme
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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$


Ever since stumbling into a really cool bar in Glacier, WA (enough said) that featured only Kulshan brews, I've had Kulshan on my list for a visit. After a hike in the Chuckanuts, I hit the spot around noon and the outdoor patio was overflowing. A local truck was slinging burgers and falafel (tasty) and solid music was playing from the inside. Very cool place, inside and out.

The saison was OK, but their IPA is solid. It was too nice out to go after the RIS, but it appears to rate out pretty nicely.

Located in a section of Bellingham I wasn't too familiar with but only about 5 minutes from the central area. Will be returning - lots of cool Swag too, though completely out of normal sizes..

03-31-2013 01:10:32 | More by dirtylou
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Kulshan Brewing Company in Bellingham, WA
91 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.