The Bourough has Forded the River!

Nothing is worse than moving. It is its own type of slow torture.  I say this having just done so. Yup, the family and I migrated north across the Columbia River to the great state of Washington.

We are now in Camas, just east of Vancouver. Save all the smelly mill jokes if you know the area…Although it does smell pretty bad on certain days if you are in town. Fortunately we are far enough away to not to have to deal with the odor. The good news about the move is a bigger house, a great neighborhood, better schools (no more PPS, Yay!), and of course new breweries to explore.

I’ve had the chance to taste the beers at Mill City Brew Werks in Camas which has some tasty beers. It’s the only brewery in Camas, however there are a couple of good craft beer bars in or near town: Caps N’ Taps, A Beer at a Time, Grape and Growler to name a few. I look forward to checking them all out.

Vancouver, Washington has become quite the beer town. Per Visit Vancouver’s website, there are, “12 breweries within a 2- mile radius. Most of them are in downtown within blocks of each other.” Sounds like a pub crawl waiting to happen. The city offers the Brewcouver Brewery Passport. It’s similar to Bend’s Ale Trail map. When the wife and I went to Bend, I thought the passport was sort of cheesy but I became a believer. It’s like having a ready-made checklist of places to go.the stand

As we continue to settle in, I’ll be sure to chronicle my discoveries. Aside from checking out breweries in the vicinity, I’ll be rebuilding my home brewery. standAs you can see, I dismantled the old wooden set up. I’ll need to assess the new space but I think I’ll be putting together a single tier set up. More on that to come.