– by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog –
Salmon Creek Brewing originally started producing beer in 1994 as a production-only brewery. The original brewery was located across the Columbia River in Woodland, Oregon. The business relocated to Vancouver, Washington in 1998 and opened a brewpub offering a full menu to accompany the beers. In 2007 and 2008, Salmon Creek Brewery and Pub won top honors for Best Brew Pub in the NW Brewing News Readers’ Choice awards.
Located downtown in old Vancouver, the historic brick building provides a unique atmosphere that is both historic and utilitarian. Vintage copper ceilings and crown moldings do not distract from the working man’s pub feel. A lovely patio divides the building into two separate sections – one side that welcomes children (the restaurant) and one side reserved for grownups (the bar). There is also patio seating for the warmer months.
For years Larry and Ana Pratt owned and operated Salmon Creek Brewery and Pub. When it came time to retire earlier this year (April of 2012) they knew exactly who needed to take over the reins. Salmon Creek is now in the hands of David and Arlene Nunez, the owners of By the Bottle – the bottleshop right next door. When they assumed control of the brewpub, they called on Tom Munoz to take over the brewhouse. Tom is a well-known veteran on the local brewing scene. Munoz will continue brewing many of Larry Pratt’s beers, but will also introduce some of his own recipes. In addition to house beers, Salmon Creek also offers a selection of guest taps.
Salmon Creek Brew Pub
108 W Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660
Tuesday through Saturday, 3:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m.Filed under: Brewery Profiles