Cascade Peaks IPA
A NEW IPA SERIES
With the North Cascades right at our back door, it’s quite fitting that our newest line of IPAs will be named the Cascade Peaks IPA Series. On Friday, August 31st, we kicked off the series with Bellingham’s favorite Heliotrope IPA, released earlier this summer on draft only. Each beer in the Cascade Peaks series will be packaged in 500 ml bottles and available at both locations and on tap at the Roosevelt location, also known as “K2.” Local beer drinkers can now look forward to a new and unique release just about every other month.
This IPA series is a great opportunity for us to experiment with new hop varieties and cutting-edge brewing techniques. We’re not reinventing the wheel but we are definitely pushing the boundaries and getting outside of our comfort zone. We’ve been having fun experimenting with flaked rice and wheat, unmalted barley and fruit infusions, all ingredients that we don’t normally use in our standard IPA recipe.
Following the 500 ml release of Heliotrope look for the Eldorado Brut IPA, Forbidden Hazy IPA, and Bonanza Brut IPA, which will be infused with blood oranges and cranberries just in time for the holiday season.
For the mountain enthusiasts out there, these beer names may sound familiar. Since opening in 2012, we have long pulled inspiration from the rugged peaks of the Cascades beginning with our namesake, Koma Kulshan, the local native tribal name for Mt. Baker. This series aims to pay tribute to a handful of prominent peaks within the range that Kulshan employees know and love.
Each new beer in the series will be a short run and available for a limited time in the Kulshan taprooms and in select stores around the North Sound. Be sure to follow us on social media to keep up with the release dates. , Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.