Let’s grab a beer! If you’re in the mood for a good brew, Southwest Washington breweries offer a variety of local Washington beer to satisfy your thirst. Located near the North bank of the Columbia River on the Oregon/Washington border, and just minutes from Portland, a Vancouver brewery or taproom is just a few steps away. Washington thrives on the craft beer culture. Vancouver, Camas, Battle Ground and Washougal are home to breweries where some of the tastiest beer recipes are created. Make your way to Longview to enjoy a beer tasting or brewery tour, or all the way east to Carson and Stevenson to relax at a local brew pub.
If you’re like many Southwest Washington locals, you know that spending your free time outside is a must. After a day of playing – whether you’re kayaking, windsurfing, or fishing in the gorge, hiking Beacon Rock, or mountain biking in the Cascades with a view of the Columbia River, a cold pint of beer is near. You’ve definitely worked up a thirst – and an appetite. Breweries, pubs and taprooms are scattered throughout the Columbia Gorge area. If you’re near the city, hop downtown for a draught beer and a satisfying meal at one of Vancouver or Portland’s breweries and fine restaurants!
There are lots of ways to enjoy Southwest Washington’s beer scene. Are you in the mood for some live music? Make your way to a nearby pub for some suds and enjoy the sounds of a local Washington band. Sip on a pint or a glass of chardonnay at a beer and wine festival, where you can strike on conversation with other beer lovers. If you’re ready to relax at home, simply grab a six-pack or growler of your favorite flavor to share with your friends while making dinner after a trip to the farmer’s market.
Whatever you decide to do when you’re hopping around Southwest Washington in search of a cold beer, you’ll have a great time. Cheers!
Southwest Washington includes breweries in Battle Ground, Camas, Carson, Castle Rock, Cathlamet, Longview, Stevenson, Vancouver, Washougal and White Salmon.