Four men with varied experiences in brewing beer, operating a restaurant and owning a marketing management company plan to open a craft brewery and restaurant in downtown Camas during summer 2017.
Mike Hunsaker, an award-winning head brewer at Fat Head’s Brewery in Portland, Brendan Greenen, an owner of Caps N’ Taps in Camas, and Shawn Parker and Brendan Ford, founders of Fuel Medical, in Camas, have formed Grains of Wrath, a limited liability company. The business partners live in Camas, Washougal and Vancouver.
Before Grains of Wrath opens at 425 N.E. Birch St., Greenen said much of the concrete and interior walls will be demolished and structural components will be reinforced to update the building and meet change of use code requirements.
The 7,500-square-foot space was previously leased by Lemon-Aid Automotive, Inc. The property is owned by the Gunderson Family Trust, of Camas. Lemon-Aid relocated in November to 13407 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver.
The Grains of Wrath brewhouse will feature a three-vessel, 10-barrel system. Owen Lamb will serve as an assistant brewer and lead cellarman, and Fabiola Ponce-Wyatt will be the executive chef.
Lamb’s career in craft beer has included working at Fat Head’s breweries in Middleburg Heights, Ohio and Portland, as well as Breakside Brewing in Portland.
Ponce-Wyatt has worked at Xico, Southpark and Roman Candle Baking Co., all in Portland.
Greenen said Grains of Wrath craft brewery and restaurant will help further the progression and expansion of downtown Camas.
“There will be no competition among businesses in the local restaurant industry as the more quality establishments that exist, the more attractive the city becomes and the better everybody does,” he said. “Rising tide floats all ships.”