Final Draft Taphouse | Craft Beer Taproom Vancouver, WA

Final Draft Taphouse is a craft-beer bar in Vancouver Washington featuring 30 rotating craft beers, craft cider and wine, and a small food selection. We offer the community an entertaining, welcoming, community craft-beer bar to gather to learn about and enjoy high quality, local craft beers while connecting with existing and new friends. 

Help Us Win a $2k Grant I GVCC Hashtag Contest

Hey Beer Friends! Help us Win a $2k Small Business Grant!

Have you had a great experience at our taphouse? Please share on Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook about it and hashtag #GVCCGrant2018. Get creative and share your testimonial/experience with photos on social media and you could help us win this amazing amount of money for our business!

As a small business, every customer interaction is important to us, and we strive to provide a place where everyone is welcome and feels comfortable and a place where people can connect and make friends over a pint!

In addition as a small business, every dollar counts in order for us to keep doing what we are doing in the community! And help you can provide us will be appreciated fully! Thank you in advance friends! Kimberly & Mike

PRESS RELEASE - November 8, 2018

Chamber to Award three$2,000 Small Business Saturday Grants in November, Competition Centers around Hashtag Contest

On November 1st the GVCC, in partnership with Columbia Credit Union, will kick off a social media hashtag competition forthree$2,000 Small Business Saturday Grant. Competition for the “best post” starts on November 1st and ends on Small Business Saturday which is November 24ththis year. Every GVCC Member with 15 full time employees or less can enroll in our small business Saturday grant program at no additional cost (good standing membership required).

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Need an Event Space? Reserve our Back Room at Final Draft Taphouse!

We have a sweet back room space in our taphouse that is perfect for small parties/get-togethers! 

It's perfect for a work or staff party/get-together, networking event a space to entertain your clients, and would be great for a birthday, anniversary, engagement, OR holiday party!

The event space holds up to 30 people. If you’re having a larger event, we would even consider renting out the entire taphouse just for you!

How to reserve?
Email us at finaldrafttaphouse@gmail.com or submit a reservation via our website at http://www.finaldrafttaphouse.com/events
We will get in touch with you about availability and to coordinate details!

***Availability dependent on normal flow of business.
Minimums can apply.
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Here are some photos of our back room...



 Back room is great for groups! This is our Couve Brew Bevy gathering that meets up monthly!

Back room is great for groups! This is our Couve Brew Bevy gathering that meets up monthly!

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Craft Beer & Writing | NaNoWriMo Location

Here at Final Draft Taphouse, we encourage people to tell stories, write stories, create stories, film stories, and/or share stories how ever you choose! The power of stories is great! Storytelling is the oldest form of making connections and making sense of the world around us!

Stories have always been naturally told at pubs, bars, and we are very intentionally about creating a taphouse where people can share their stories. One of the ways we do that is with our writing group Brews ‘N Write-In. On a monthly basis on the first Monday of each month, we host a Brews ‘N Write-In meet up event. Writers of all kinds are invited to come and write together while having a pint! It’s a casual setting but the writers write! We do this because we understand just how hard it is find time to write, so this write-in group is meant to encourage people to write and come together and meet other writers!

What do craft beer and writing have in common? Well, for one, they are two of Final Draft’s co-owner Kimberly’s loves! Second, they are both forms of art and bring people together! One thing that we are doing for the month of November is being a “Come Write In” Location for NaNoWriMo! One our your Brews N Write-In regular attendees/writers is a faithful NaNoWriMo writer and brought it up to the group a few months back. Encouraging everyone to consider the challenge, several of the Brews N Write-In have decided to commit to writing every day in November. Therefore, we have decided to become an official NaNoWriMo Location. What does that mean for us? That means you are welcome to come and write anytime in our taphouse during the month of November. In addition, if we don’t have events planned, the backroom at the taphouse will be open to NaNoWriMo writers. In addition, we will have our specific Brews N Write In as we always do on November 5. We hope you will join us in writing whether it be just on November 5 or throughout the month. Happy Writing!

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Thank you! NorthBank Champion Award

Thursday, Oct. 11, Northbank Brewers Alliance presented us with the ‘NorthBank Champion’ trophy. The trophy is an annual award honoring 3 local taprooms in response to a single question survey of the breweries: “Which taproom does the best to support SW Washington Beer?” Each brewery has 1 vote and the public Facebook vote accounted for 1.5 votes in the event of a tie.

We were completely surprised! Mike and I were both working behind the bar, and we starting noticing many of our craft beer friends (industry friends) were arriving. We were so grateful to see everyone but honestly just thought they were meeting up for meetings and/or pints together. About an hour into to noticing, next thing you know, Mike DiFabio of Fortside Brewing, a member of the NorthBank Brewers Alliance, came up to the bar with the trophy and made the announcement. We were totally surprised and taken aback. Everyone cheered, we said a few words and there may have been some tears along with it!

We are very grateful to be recognized by the Northbank brewers and North Bank craft beer community! We love this community and supporting local craft beer. We believe in SW Washington and what the breweries are doing to make this a great place to live, work, and share life with others. We work very hard running our taphouse and want to make it a place where everyone is welcome, and we can highlight local, independent craft beer! To be recognized for doing what you love is very rewarding! Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We are in very good company, and we are proudly displaying our award in our taproom!

2nd place was Hockinson Market joined by 3Peaks Public House and Taproom for 3rd. All three taprooms are engraved on the award for 2018!

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North Bank Craft Beer Brings Home Medals from GABF

At the Great American Beer Festival last weekend (Sept. 20-23), three North Bank breweries took home medals for their award-winning craft beers. Loowit Brewing won Bronze for their Shimmergloom Imperial Stout. Grains of Wrath scored a bronze for their Vienna Lager. And 54-40 Brewing in Washougal, Wa. earned Silver for their flagship Kolsch, Cascadia Kolsch. This is an amazing accomplishment for these breweries and for the North Bank (North Bank of the Columbia River).

We will be celebrating these breweries and the brewers on October 4 from 6:30-9 pm. We will be featuring their medal-winning craft beer on draft and the brewers will be in the (tap)house!

Come and try their craft beer, meet the brewers, and give them a cheers for their accomplishments!

 Grains of Wrath of Camas, Washington on stage at the Great American Beer Festival Awards

Grains of Wrath of Camas, Washington on stage at the Great American Beer Festival Awards

 54-40 Brewing Team at GABF donning their Silver Medal

54-40 Brewing Team at GABF donning their Silver Medal

Tonight with Cassidy! Features Ukes in the Couve

Craft beer and ukuleles!? We are all about it! Our monthly Ukes in the Couve jam session got a special visitor last night. Mckinzie of Tonight with Cassidy of KGW News showed up and shared the love for this jam sessions and our group Ukes in the Couve! It was a packed house last night, and we were stoked to share the jams with them LIVE! 

Check out the segment #TonightwithCassidy! 

Couve Brew Bevy & Our First Bevy on the Road

Our brew-loving ladies group Couve Brew Bevy had our first outing for what we are calling "Bevy on the Road." We volunteered at the recent Vancouver Brewfest in Esther Short park and poured craft beer for all those fest-goers to enjoy in Vancouver, Wa. Seventeen ladies volunteered and shared their passion of craft beer with fest goers, talked beer with craft beer lovers and novices alike, and then got the chance to hang out together after volunteering! This dynamic group of women who love beer are amazing and awesome and funny and kind and really make Couve Brew Bevy special! 

A huge thank you goes out to .....(L to R in the photo below)...Hayley, Rachel, Amanda, Alicia, Annie, Ramona, Kimberly, Amy, Carol, Missy, Jenny, Lindsay, Tracy, Jovana! Back row - Honorary Bevy Ladies - Thank you for coming and volunteering with us ....Joann Mueller, Pam Suttle, and Cheryl Hamilton!

A special extra thank you goes to Rachel, Annie and Missy for photos of the group, and to Amy and her small but mighty team of ladies who made pretzel necklaces to share with the ladies at the fest and to Michelle Svendsen of North Jetty Brewing for sporting her Couve Brew Bevy t-shirt while rocking it the keg toss....she took second place and was the only lady tossing! 

If you want to learn more about Couve Brew Bevy and/or join us at our monthly meet-up or to get involved in Bevy on the Road, please check out the next meet up on our website!

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One-Year Anniversary - A HUGE THANK YOU!!!

Thank you everyone for a truly amazing year! We could not have done it without all of you beer friends, those we've known for some time and those that are new to us! You are the reason why we have been able to make this dream come true. We've reflected on our first year of owning our craft beer bar Vancouver, WA and wanted to share it with you!

Real Slim Hazy Beer Releases to Kick-off our One-Year Anniversary

 

Can we have your attention, PLEASE? Will the Real Slim Hazy Please Stand Up? 

Real Slim Hazy IPA from Fortside Brewing releases tomorrow at our taphouse to kick off our One-Year Anniversary Weekend! PLUS, we will have a special firkin' of Slim made with fresh-cut mangos!

Come and help us celebrate being one-year of #BeerStrong in the #VanWa tomorrow, July 27 - dropping at 6:30 p.m.!

Thank you to Joe Hill for this rad video and to all of our beer friends, Chris Waller, Ramona Lupo, and the Fortside Crew, who helped us in the making of this!