This is a little gem of video that I made two years ago already! While it may be a few years old, it remains my love letter to American Craft Beer! Maybe Mike and I should make a new one soon cause well, we have a lot to be thankful for because of American craft beer and all the opportunity it provides us!? What do you think?
We can now fill 16 oz Cans for you to bring home with you!
If you get a 4-Pack or 6-Pack, we give you a discount!
During the 2nd annual North Bank Beer Week (Sept. 22 to 30), we invited North Bank Brewers to come into the taphouse and tell their stories. As the (tap)house of stories, we believe in the power of telling stories to connect with each other, new friends, and the community. North Bank brewers shared about their breweries, how they got into brewing/came to open their breweries, and their thoughts on being part of the North Bank. Here is the collective story emerging of the North Bank craft-beer scene as told by 15 North Bank (SW Washington Brewers)!
We already knew we have found ourselves part of a very exciting time in this community because of craft beer but after hearing their stories, we are even MORE excited to be a part of it all! We look forward to watching it grow and being a part of its continual growth!
The 2nd annual North Bank Beer Week took place Sept. 22 to 30. And here at Final Draft Taphouse, we did several events including Brewers' Stories, our launch of Couve Brew Bevy, and a Trap Door/Wingman Brewers Collab beer release party! Throughout the week, there were many events around Vancouver and the entire North Bank celebrating all the goodness that is craft beer on the North Bank! Being part of the North Bank is something very special with lots of promise for the future of craft beer on the North Bank! We are excited to be part of the North Bank and part of this awesome craft-beer community!
We look forward to next year's North Bank Beer Week!
Here's an image recap of our North Bank festivities!
We like to be happy. Beer makes us happy. We want you to be happy too!
$1 off pints and food/snacks specials start today for happy hour!
Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.!
Now that we have our feet under us, we are celebrating in a major way from August 4 through 6. With one event each day and giveaways, we would love to see you and pour you a pint! Check out the event below! Hope to see you at one or ALL of them!
We are officially open now. Hooray! Today, we are open 3, to 10 p.m.!
Come in and see us! Cheers!
We've been busy lately. We are about a month out from opening and things are moving fast. We are installing all things, purchasing all things, finalizing all things, and are getting ready to hire some awesome people to work alongside us! While we still have lots to do to get ready to open our doors, we are seeing it all come together and are getting more and more excited!
Here are a few images on our progress...
Picture this....you walk into a pub you've never been into before, you see groups of people gathering around tables, pints in hand, and see someone telling a group a story! It's clear she's telling a story cause her hands are flailing, her friends' smiles are showing, and then the belly laugh! Isn't that the best? Seeing people connecting and having a great time!
Storytelling is the way we connect with others. Telling stories is how, since the beginning of time, we've shared ideas, thoughts, emotions, and history, and how people share life together.
As Andy Smith put it on his blog post for Ceros blog...
"Stories are all around us. They are what move us, make us feel alive, and inspire us. Our appetite for stories is a reflection of the basic human need to understand patterns of life — not merely as an intellectual exercise but as a personal, emotional experience. Stories are the way to reach out to people and emotionally connect."
While we know this happens in many pubs, taphouses, and bars already, we at Final Draft Taphouse want to be intentional about fostering an environment of storytelling. We are intending to weave it through the taphouse experience when you come in, to what you see us sharing on social media, and what types of events we host at our taphouse. We want to do this because we want to know your stories...the story of your day, your season in life, your career, your family, and your journeys. We want to hear about your #beerstory...where you are in your beer journey, whether you are just getting into craft beer or you're an enthusiast already. We want to pour you a pint and connect with you and hopefully our place helps you connect with others!
One quick story on that. ;-) Recently, I went into a local taphouse solo and was going to grab a pint after a long day of work and running errands. I found a seat at the crowded bar and ordered up an IPA. Next thing you know, I was talking with a woman sitting next to me. She had recently moved to Vancouver, and she was hitting up the taphouse solo as well. Come to find out, her story of leaving her hometown, burnt out from her old job and life, was a similar story to mine. She picked up, found a job here and was starting over! She loves craft beer and is eager to find other women in the area who love craft beer who she can building friendships with!
See, we believe that stories matter. We believe in the power of stories to connect with each other and to better the world. Sharing stories is how we connect with others and our hope is that we can help you do the same!