Two Northwest B Corp breweries team up for interstate collaboration



Aslan Brewing and Hopworks Urban Brewery release Eco Freak IPA

In simplest terms, a certified B Corp is a company that has committed to a high level of social and environmental performance and accountability, balancing profits and purpose. Here in the Pacific Northwest, Aslan Brewing and Hopworks Urban Brewery are two such companies: both are certified B Corps.

The collab brew crew.

The two breweries recently teamed up for an interstate collaboration, creating Eco Freak IPA. The beer releases today and is available at Aslan Brewing’s locations in Bellingham and at Hopworks Urban Brewery’s locations in Portland and Vancouver. More details in the official release announcement below.

Eco Freaks Unite: Hopworks Urban Brewery and Aslan Brewing Join Up for IPA Collab


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PORTLAND, Ore. — September 29, 2021 —Hopworks Urban Brewery, the first B Corp brewery in the Pacific Northwest, is releasing a beer in collaboration with fellow B Corp Aslan Brewing of Bellingham, Washington: Eco Freak IPA.  This beer was designed with sustainability in mind, incorporating locally sourced, organic ingredients, and Salmon-Safe hops from yet another B Corp, Roy Farms. 

“We are always looking for ways to express our sustainability through the lens of beer. Bringing two B Corps together was paramount,” said Christian Ettinger, founder and brewmaster at Hopworks. “We asked each other what the most meaningful way to be ‘eco’ in the brewery space was, and decided that organic, Salmon-Safe, and local was an interesting intersection of three things that, on their own, are remarkable and impactful–then we then brought them all together in one beer. The beauty of collaborative beers is not only pushing each other on the recipe, but on the process too.” 

Eco Freak IPA ($12) is available on tap and in 16 oz. 4-packs at independent grocers and at Hopworks’ two locations on SE Powell Boulevard in Portland and SE Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver, Washington. It can also be found in Aslan Brewing Co.’s taprooms in Seattle and Bellingham, Washington. 


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Eco Freak IPA 

This eco-friendly hazy IPA has a juicy tangerine-and-peach cocktail on the nose from Sabro hops. The malt lends a smooth platform and a lighter body, allowing hints of pineapple and coconut to sparkle through. All ingredients were sourced locally and sustainably from Roy Farms and Skagit Valley Malt. 5.8% ABV. 20 IBU. Releases September 29th

For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.



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