Kulshan beer now available.

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by beertunes, Mar 21, 2012.

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  1. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,592) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    The brand new Kulshan Brewing here in Bellingham has started getting beer available. I had a few pints of their Bastard Kat IPA last night and it was very tasty. Lots of floral and citrus/lemon notes and the beer was unfiltered. Their tasting room will hopefully be open by the end of the month (they're just waiting for final inspections from the City and Health Department). It's on tap at The Copper Hog, and should be in more Bellingham bars this week. Should be showing up farther South soon.
     
  2. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,592) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Quick update, they have beer available at several places around the 'Ham now and hopefully their tasting room will be open next week. The available beers are the ones currently on the beer list here: http://www.kulshanbrewery.com/beer-list/
     
  3. NWer

    NWer Crusader (703) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    Looks like another trek to Bellingham is in order. Damn. With Boundary Bay, Chuckanut, and now Kulshan, Bellingham is becoming a destination beer town.
     
  4. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (979) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I've got spring break this week from work, so the wife and I are thinking of doing a little day trip to Bellingham along Chuckanut drive with our 7 week old daughter. Have to keep an eye out for this.
     
  5. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Do you think some kegs of this will start popping up around Seattle?
     
  6. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,592) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Eventually. They just started getting more kegs out this week, and I think their plan is to gradually start working the way South. Probably Skagit, then Snohomish and then Seattle.
     
  7. NWer

    NWer Crusader (703) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    How does that work? Do they distribute their own kegs or do they go through a distributor?
     
  8. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,592) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    They're self-distributing. One guy in a van visiting accounts and making themselves known. Fortunately, their sales guy is well-known and respected in the industry. They want to make sure the can service the accounts they do get, before stepping out. I'm just guessing, but probably at some some point they'll go through a distributor as they reach farther out from Bham.
     
  9. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,592) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    There was just a post on Facebook that the Kulshan Porter is now on tap at the Pourhouse in Port Townsend, the first account outside of Whatcom County.
     
  10. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,592) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Boundary Bay, Chuckanut, the Copper Hog, The Green Frog, Elizabeth Station, Bayou on Bay and (if they get open) of course, Kulshan are all-family friendly. Except for BB and Nut, I believe Kulshan is, or will be, available at all of the above. Shoot the brewery a message on FB and they'll let you know where exactly their at:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kulshan-Brewing-Company/114462868651493
     
  11. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,592) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    And this just in, they are now open: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kulshan-Brewing-Company/114462868651493 . Hours and other info here: http://www.kulshanbrewery.com/beer-list/ .

    From the South: I-5 to exit 255 (Sunset/Mt.Baker Hwy), turn left at the top of the ramp, then left again onto James. Less than a mile South on James you'll see Trader Joes on your left, Kulshan is a couple blocks farther on the left. Not sure of their parking situation, but there is generally plenty of street parking in that area, especially after 5pm. From the North, Exit 255, go straight across Sunset/Illinois onto James.
     
  12. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (979) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    We're leaving Seattle in a few minutes for the tulip festival, definitely hitting up Bondary Bay for dinner and some beers (bottle of Imperial IPA and Barleywine!), but I'm sure that will be about it due to kiddo only being 7 weeks old and probably ready to melt down after that much.
     
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