Kulshan Brewing Co. Opening Second Brewery in Bellingham

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Check Kulshan tour schedule to learn the inner workings of the brewery.


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Kulshan’s new brewery will be twice the size as its original location.

In response to growing consumer demand for its extensive line of award-winning ales and lagers, Kulshan Brewing Co. is excited to announce that it will be opening a second brewery on Kentucky Street in Bellingham this spring.

Affectionately nicknamed K2, the new brewery will feature a 30-barrel brewhouse (twice the size of the James Street brewhouse) and a brand-new canning line, plus a large taproom for visitors and offices for staff. The new brewery also will provide additional storage, including a massive walk-in cooler to keep the packaged beer fresh.

“We are very excited to be getting this new location off the ground,” says Kulshan founder David Vitt. “Once it’s completed, it will help us to keep up with local demand, as well as share our product with our neighbors in Seattle and beyond.” Kulshan’s Kentucky Street location will produce its flagship beers – Bastard Kat IPA, Good Ol’ Boy Pale Ale and Red Cap Irish Red Ale – allowing the James Street facility to create more seasonal, specialty and experimental beers.

  • Kulshan’s James Street brewery has a 15-barrel brewhouse, a tap room and an office within 4,000 square feet.
  • Kulshan’s Kentucky Street brewery has a 30-barrel brewhouse, a tap room and offices within 14,000 square feet.
  • In 2014, Kulshan brewed about 3,100 barrels of beer. Kulshan expects to brew about 6,000 barrels by the end of 2015, and it expects to brew about 12,000 barrels in 2016.

“Our new brewery and tap room is nothing short of breathtaking,” Vitt says. “We can’t wait to see the looks on people’s faces when they see the full-scale production brewery in operation coupled with the beautifully hand-crafted architecture in the tap room.”

K2 will have it’s Grand Opening Celebration June 13, 2015. Check out Kulshan’s website for details.


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