Jun 24, 2022 - Food and Drink

Aslan Brewing has solid beer, plus stellar seafood

A room with tables and people sitting at them, with murals on the walls and a pride flag at the end of a bar.
Murals by artist Connor McPherson give the taproom a warm and fun vibe. (Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios)

I've been branching out in my beer tastes lately, but typically there are a few options at any brewery that I just … would never order again.

Yes, but: I've yet to find that "thanks, but no thanks" pour at Aslan Brewing Company, a Bellingham-based brewery which opened its Seattle taproom a few months before the pandemic hit.

What's on offer: 10 beers on tap — plus, food prepared by the stellar seafood restaurant next door, Local Tide.

  • I like the Tateyama, a Japanese-style rice lager with notes of jasmine that kept me wanting to come back for another sip.
  • I also happily downed a Mountain Crisp — a pale lager— on a recent visit, along with the B’ham Brown Ale, which was full of chocolatey, malty goodness.

The vibe: The murals on the walls, designed and painted by artist Connor McPherson, make for a vibrant and welcoming setting to sip a beer.

  • The crowd skews young and cool, but so far no one has told me to take a hike or given me side eye as I imbibe in my disheveled mom clothes.

The verdict: I plan to keep on going and chugging the occasional beer before it's time to pick my son up from daycare.

Details: Aslan Seattle, 401 N 36th St., Ste. 102

A brown beer in a tall glass and a lighter colored beer in a shorter glass, both labeled "Aslan Brewing," sitting on a wooden bar.
The B'Ham Brown and the Mountain Crisp at Aslan Brewing. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios
A sandwich board on a sidewalk outside barstool seating just outside a taproom, with a white and black lion sign overhead.
There's a little bit of outdoor seating, too. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios
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