As we creep closer to Bellingham Beer Week, the city will become alive with the various beer-centric events happening. Here is what to expect from Aslan Brewing during these busy days of Beer Week.
ALL WEEK FUNDRAISERS AT ASLAN // Nine for Nine: Beer for the Planet
Nine days, nine nonprofits, nine percent. All week long, Aslan will be donating 9 percent of beer sales to 9 local, environmentally oriented nonprofits. Come into Aslan any day during Bellingham Beer Week and your pints will help a different cause. Here are the nine different nonprofits that will be apart of Aslan for Beer Week.
- Fri, 4/21: Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
- Sat, 4/22: Washington Trails Association
- Sun, 4/23: RE Sources
- Mon, 4/24: Whatcom Land Trust
- Tues, 4/25: Brewshed Alliance
- Wed, 4/26: Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
- Thurs, 4/27: Washington Native Plant Association
- Fri, 4/28: Northwest Straits
- Sat, 4/29: Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
Friday, April 21, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.: Wear Local Day
We’re kicking off Bellingham Beer Week with a local brewery tee day. Wear a t-shirt from a local brewery to our brewpub and drink $3 pints all day. All Whatcom County breweries are included: Boundary, North Fork, Chuckanut, Kulshan, Menace, Wander, Structures, Stones Throw, Bellingham Beer Lab, Gruff, Atwood Ales, Subdued. It’s our way of saying thank you to the awesome breweries and beer lovers in our community.
Saturday, April 22, Aslan and Boundary Bay’s Beers & Gears at Aslan, Boundary Bay, and Bayou on Bay
This Earth Day some of Bellingham’s finest establishments are teaming up for an all-day, city-wide event, Beers & Gears! Join Aslan Brewing, Boundary Bay Brewing, and Bayou on Bay as we encourage car-free transportation to each location to raise awareness for energy efficient travel. Both breweries will be swapping their new beers; Aslan will be selling Boundary Bay’s Cedar Dust IPA, Boundary Bay will be selling Aslan’s Captain Planet IPA, and Bayou on Bay will be selling both.
Proceeds from Aslan and Boundary’s drink sales will go to the Washington Trails Association and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, while proceeds from Bayou will go to The Hub Community Bike Shop. Pick up a Beers & Gears stamp card at any of the three locations and acquire all three stamps from each establishment to qualify for the raffle. The raffle will be held at Bayou on Bay at 7 p.m. Grand prize includes two VIP passes to April Brew’s Day. No beer purchase necessary and stamps can be acquired in any order. Just make sure you’re traveling car-free.
Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Cornhole Championship of the Universe at The Aslan Depot
Grab a partner and sign up for the biggest Bellingham Beer Week event in town! This 32 team, 5-round tournament will take place down at the parking lot of Aslan’s new location – the Aslan Depot on 1322 N. State St. Bellingham WA 98225. Enjoy good beer and competition, and potentially win the grand prize!
First round starts at 2:00 p.m.
Preregister here: www.aslanbrewing.com/cornhole-tourney-signup/
Thursday, April 27, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Zwickel Night and Brewery Tour
Join us at Aslan for a brewery tour and a chance to taste beer straight from the zwickel (the valve that attaches to the fermentation tank). From 5-8 p.m. Aslan’s own brewers will guide you around the brewery for an educational and beer-quenching evening. Feel free to sign up individually or as a group up to 6. Zwickel tours will be $10, last about 30 minutes, and will include a pint of Aslan beer at the end of the tour! *This event is 21 and over.
Preregister here: www.aslanbrewing.com/zwickle-night/
Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Yoga at Aslan
Yoga and Beer! The morning begins with an hour long, all levels, Yoga practice. Immediately following our practice we will move to the bar for a pint of your favorite Aslan brew. Leave your worries at the door, get your body in motion, taste some of Bellingham’s finest craft beer, and get to know your community.
Tickets available here: www.justaddyogaevents.com/schedule/beerplusyogaaslan
Beyond Beer Week: BEER RELEASES
There’s a lot happening around Aslan these days. Here are our new beer releases for April.
April 22 – Captain Planet IPA – Released in house, at Boundary Bay, and Bayou on Bay for our Earth Day Beers & Gears event.
April 29 – Barrel Aged Frances Farmer – Released and pouring at April Brew’s Day.