Kulshan Brewing opened three years ago and quickly earned the admiration of Bellingham beer lovers. The need for expansion was almost immediate. Without fanfare, the company recently opened its second location on Kentucky Street just one mile away from the original brewery and taproom on James Street.
This is not intended to replace the existing brewery and taproom, but is in addition to the existing brewery and taproom. The new 12,000 square-foot facility primarily serves as a production facility but also has a taproom that seats about 120 people. Expect food trucks parked out front. (picture courtesy Kulshan Brewing’s Facebook page.)
The second brewery will serve as the primary production facility, allowing Kulshan to grow to as much as 15,000 barrels per year. Currently, the James Street brewery operates at capacity producing about 3,000 barrels. The original brewery (James Street) will now focus on producing seasonal and specialty beers.
So, all you Bellinghamsters, get used to it. From now on when you say, “Meet me at Kulshan,” you’ll need to define it as James or Kentucky. And all of us down here in Seattle, and beyond, can expect to see more of Kulshan Brewing’s beers.
The Bellingham Herald recently published a story about the expansion. Read it here.
1538 Kentucky St.
Bellingham, WA 98229