Trap Door Brewing is coming to downtown Washougal.
Bryan Shull and Michael Parsons, owners of Vancouver-based Trap Door Brewing, announced earlier this month that they will open a second location with a “family-friendly taproom, full bar with upscale drinks, local wine, limited cocktail menu and kitchen, and eventually a full-production brewery” at 1834 Main Street in Washougal this summer.
Owned by Washougal developer Wes Hickey, the building at the northeast corner of Main and 19th streets has housed two other breweries – Amnesia Brewing and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales — over the past decade.
Now, the owners of Trap Door Brewing are hoping the building, located in the heart of Washougal’s downtown, will help them build on the success they’ve found in Vancouver.
“We had tried twice to (open a location in) Ridgefield, and those projects weren’t working out for different reasons,” Shull said. “Then we came across this building, and the owner had a vision that aligned with ours. When (Hickey) expanded that place and put the brewery in there to lure Amnesia Brewing … he had a vision of what he wanted to do with Main Street, which is exactly what we did here, so it just seemed right. We saw the opportunity to buy a building and to expand a far enough distance away from here so we don’t poach our own (customers) and eat our own tail.”
Expanding to Washougal “made all the sense in the world,” Shull and Parsons wrote in a social media post.