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Kulshan Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.05%
Active Beers: 23
Beer Ratings: 141
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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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Photo of mabermud
4.1/5  rDev 0%

The Kulshan Brewery has a nice outdoor seating area. I normally grab beers and food for lunch and avoid the happy hour or evening crowds. It always seems pretty relaxed, and the crowd is usually older and mature when I'm around. The quality of this establishment and what they have to offer is as expected. Service is decent and I can usually find something good to drink, or I can go to their IPA. The food carts are standard, Bellingham has a limited number to offer.

I like the relaxed atmosphere and the nice outdoor seating area.

mabermud, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of soccerbrew
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

soccerbrew, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of bumchilly25
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

bumchilly25, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.06/5  rDev -1%

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.

Sound_Explorer, May 18, 2014
Photo of tongatim
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

tongatim, May 12, 2014
Photo of jellikit
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

jellikit, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of heyealex
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

heyealex, Mar 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

staceya2, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Kurmaraja, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

CletisVandamme, Nov 20, 2013
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Kulshan Brewing Company in Bellingham, WA
91 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.