New T-shirts and hats landed at the Taphouse! We are stoked to have a new line-up of T-shirts! Two of which show off our Vancouver craft-beer scene pride and two have two of our favorite beer sayings! Check them out and get yours at the taphouse! $20 plus tax for both!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
We hope you can join us to celebrate our one year anniversary! We will have craft beer, cider, wine, and special beer and cheese pairing!
Plus, giveaways, special sweet treats, and live music!
Kimberly wrote this article about the booming craft beer scene for the Vancouver Business Journal Tourism and Hospitality issue. Check it out!
We are almost one year old already! Can you believe it? We can, barely! We would love to celebrate with all of you! Mark your calendars, save the dates!
More to come shortly about the party plans!
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?