Final Draft Taphouse | Craft Beer Taproom & Bottle Shop 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. 

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We're Turning TWO! I Save the Dates I July 26 & 27


Mark Your Calendars Beer Friends!!! 

We are turning TWO in July, and we're going to throw a party! Save the date for July 26 AND 27! 

We are so excited to celebrate our two-year anniversary with all of you. We're having TWO rad events, and here are more of the details!

Friday, July 26 - We'll be releasing our special TWO-YEAR Anniversary beer we brewed in collaboration with Brothers Cascadia Brewing! This will be a special, limited CAN RELEASE that you will want to get...a rad label included designed by our friend Jeremy Backer!

Saturday, July 27 - We're throwing a big ole two-year party this day/night that it will feel like Christmas in July! A bunch of crazy, awesome barrel-aged beers on tap, cake, giveaways, Santa is going to make a visit - even though he is very busy getting ready for the real deal Christmas, and we'll have beery christmas caroling led by our brew-loving ladies of Couve Brew Bevy!

We hope you can join us. One night, two nights, either way, we would love to celebrate with you and give you a HUGE THANK YOU hug, high-five or cheers! Because well, we wouldn't be two years old without all of you!

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Vote for Us! Best of Clark County I Best Taproom

Thank you to everyone who nominated us for the Best of Clark County awards!

We are honored to be in the finalists for Best Taproom and in such great company! 

Now is the voting time which goes until April 21! We would love your vote! 

To vote, go to the Best of Clark County website and click under the Food category for Taproom. Also, vote for all of your favorite businesses in Clark County. These awards help businesses a lot with spreading the word about all that we do!

http://www.bestofclarkcounty.com

Thank you in advance Beer Friends!

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Introducing The Draft Society Beer Club!

Introducing….

The Draft Society

The Couve’s Premiere Beer Club

Vancouver Wa Beer Club

Get Discounts, Exclusive Perks, and Meet Rad Friends!

Draft Society Members Receive…

  • A special member glass, either giving you happy-hour pricing OR a bigger pour (depends on beer and what the original pour is!).

  • 10 percent off merchandise and all to-go beer

  • Monthly Society Meet-Ups - Second Wednesday of Every Month

  • First dibs on beer at Final Draft Beer Events

  • Society Launch Party on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • End-of-Year Members Party in December 2019.

Why be part of The Draft Society?!? Because The Draft Society is a rad group of beer friends who love beer, love exploring beer, want to hang in community, want to not only receive perks but want to be part of something where they can explore craft beer, learn more about craft beer, and make connections with other beer lovers in Vancouver/SW Washington!

Membership fee is $100 annually and renew each January. Limited Number of Memberships. Get yours early!

Annual Memberships go on sale January 1, 2019! We will be open 12-5 pm on New Year’s Day so you can get your membership!

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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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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!

Happy American Craft Beer Week! Throwback video - Love Letter to American Craft Beer

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?