Rainier Beer and Aslan Brewing teamed up to create a beer to benefit Protect Our Winters, an organization of winter athletes and forward-thinking business leaders working toward systemic political solutions to climate change. In addition to being a benefit beer, it celebrates a legendary event at Mount Baker. Here is the press release with all the information. Rainier and Aslan teamed up to create King of the Mountain, a limited release pilsner.
Rainier & Aslan Brewing Companies Introduce: King of the Mountain Pilsner a collaboration brew celebrating the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom and benefiting Protect Our Winters
SEATTLE – Whether you grew up in the shadows of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker, or you’re new to the Pacific Northwest, the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom (LBS) is one of the iconic events in our region. Now in its 33rd year, the world-renowned LBS is the oldest single-venue snowboard competition in the world, bringing together hundreds of the world’s top riders each year from all generations to compete head to head and reunite with the rest of the snowboard community. It’s a throwback to the roots of the sport, when fun and friends were all that mattered.
This year, to celebrate the legendary race and have a bit of fun together, Rainier Brewing Co. and Aslan Brewing Co. have joined forces to create King of the Mountain, a limited release pilsner benefiting Protect Our Winters (POW) and available in 6-pack cans and draft starting February 8.
The name of the beer is a playful nod to the event itself as well as to the two partnering breweries. The Aslan logo is a lion (the king of the jungle), and Rainier Beer is named after the mountain.
“We are excited to partner with an up-and-coming brewery like Aslan,” said Michael Scott, Brand
Manager at Rainier Brewing Co. “We really appreciate that Aslan is not only making innovative beers but creating great pubs that bring people together and foster community, while having a lot of fun doing it.”
The collaboration brew will be available throughout the weekend on Mt. Baker, at participating area bars, and at both Aslan locations in Bellingham (until supplies last). Five percent of the beer’s total sales will go to support Protect Our Winters (POW), an organization of winter athletes and forward-thinking business leaders working toward systemic political solutions to climate change.
“We’re extremely honored to be collaborating with Rainier and partnering with POW on this project. This is a great opportunity for us to raise funds and awareness for POW while bringing friends together to celebrate,” said Boe Trosset, Co-Owner of Aslan. “Like many folks from the Pacific Northwest we grew up drinking Rainier, still do, and have fond memories of the commercials and brewing culture they helped develop. The truth is, we’ve had a Rainier neon bar sign in our brewery ever since it was a 5-gallon homebrew set up in my parents’ basement.”
The weekend-long celebration will culminate in a co-sponsored Wrap Party at Graham’s Restaurant in Glacier, WA on Sunday February 10th from 6p until late. The party is open to the public with live music and lots of Rainier and Aslan beer, including a chance to try King Of The Mountain.