The wait is over. Eric Surface, Owner/Brewmaster of Mt. Tabor Brewing opened his doors last Friday night for his highly anticipated relocation project from Portland where he originally was brewing beer at Mt. Tabor. Information about Mt. Tabor can be found HERE. Mt. Tabor is actually a volcanic cinder cone.
Eric plans on having his first beer in the new 7 bbl system soon, perhaps November he hopes. He is working on the final touches, as getting the ball rolling is quite the difficult task. The beers we enjoyed last Friday night were brewed at the very close Salmon Creek brewpub, and on Eric's smaller nano setup. True, only 2 beers were available, but they were quite good, and just teasing the lot of us for future styles Eric plans to brew.
Duke Geren!). Glassware was still lacking, but the plastic still held a good pint which sold for $4.00 of the Asylum Ave. IPA (which was very limited and blew rather quickly) and the P5 Pale ale which was my favorite of the two. Both quite fresh tasting, and full of the good northwest hops which almost all of us love.
BREWPUBLIC attended and as usual was great to have some beer geek discussions. Also Portland's 'The Commons' (formerly Beetje) Brewmaster Michael Wright was there, and also filled me in a little on his work, and plans with his new location. He seems to be in the same phases as Mt. Tabor, but still a little ways off to have a functioning tasting room.
|(Eric Surface of Mt. Tabor Brewing, and Michael Wright of The Commons Brewing)|
Vancouver is in great need of some new and tasty craft brewers. Certainly Salmon Creek Brewpub has its place in Vancouver's beer arena, and Larry brews a mean beer and serves up some great food. I really love the fried mushrooms as well. Right next door to Salmon Creek Brewpub (which is only 1 block/street north of Mt. Tabor Brewing) is the well known By The Bottle. Soon close by, a new nano called Loowit Brewing will pop up somewhere soon as well. Plus others in Vancouver such as Heathen Brewing.
|(Co-owner Dave pouring brews at the By The Bottle Taproom)|
Mt. Tabor Brewing Co. 113 w 9Th st, 98660 Open Fri. 4pm to Closing
(Please excuse the quality of the images. I went there straight after work with an aging phone)