Trap Door Brewing of Vancouver, Washington is opening a second location, a taproom, in nearby Ridgefield. The new taproom will be located just off Interstate 5 at exit 14, about 15 minutes north of the brewery’s current location in downtown Vancouver. We learned this today via a report in The Columbian. The brewery’s new taproom will be located in Ridgefield Pioneer Village, a new mixed-use development with roughly 300 apartments. The community covers a total of 40 acres, which includes 20 acres of residential housing, 10 acres or commercial businesses, and 10 acres park land.
In a statement released by Trap Door Brewing, company owner Bryan Schull said, “Our Vancouver location will remain the primary location for brewing. We will continue to ferment, keg, bottle and can at the Vancouver location, which will supply the taps at both locations.”
Schull says that the second location will see some fermentation and barrel work. “We will also be transporting batches of wort to the new facility where we will be fermenting and barrel-aging wild fermentations for our sour beers program.”
“We are thrilled to offer our products in this amazing community and exciting development,” added Schull. “We are happy to serve this community not only our crowd-pleasing beers but also provide quality food in a family-friendly atmosphere.”
The Pioneer Village commercial space spans a total of 80,000 square feet, which will be split between retail, office and medical. Reportedly, the new Trap Door Brewing taproom will occupy 2,250 square feet.