A microbrewer located in North Portland is planning to open this summer in Washougal.
An announcement was made Saturday that Amnesia Brewing will expand to 1834 Main Street, in downtown Washougal. The 5,500-square-foot site was formerly occupied by the AAA Pawn shop.
The new facility will include a tasting room, pub and brewhouse.
“The expansion will allow Amnesia to greatly increase their production capacity and expand their customer base and distribution,” said Adam Taylor, a representative with Lone Wolf Development. “Amnesia currently produces approximately 1,700 barrels of beer a year in their North Portland location. The Washougal location will produce up to 6,000 barrels in the first year of operation.
“Amnesia has plans to incorporate canning and bottling of their signature beers in the near future,” he added.
Amnesia owner Kevin King said Washougal fits the personality of his company.
“The town is understated, has a great history and tremendous potential,” he said in a press release. “It’s not a flashy place, and Amnesia is not a flashy brewery.
“The first time I stood in front of the building on Main Street, I was taken back to Mississippi Street in 2003,” King added. “Washougal is ready for growth. We just feel lucky that we get to be in on the ground floor again.”