With an anticipated summer 2019 opening, Aslan Brewing will be setting up shop in Seattle, Washington with a new Aslan Seattle Taproom. Located on the westside of Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, directly to the north of Brouwer’s Café, Aslan Brewing will bring its Bellingham brewed organic beers to the Emerald City.
This will be Aslan’s second satellite location after opening the Aslan Depot a mere few blocks away from its brewery and brewpub in downtown Bellingham one year ago. Aslan Seattle Taproom will share a new multiuse timber framed building located at the corner of N 36th and Phinnney Ave N.
Here’s the message that from Jack Lamb, CEO of Aslan Brewing…
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!
We will look forward to checking out the new Aslan location in Seattle later this summer!
Aslan Brewing – Seattle Taproom 401 N 36th St. Seattle, WA 98103
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.