Trap Door Brewing Celebrates One Year


One year ago, Bryan Shull and Zane Singleton made one of their dreams come true.

The father/son tandem opened Trap Door Brewing in Vancouver’s once-forgotten Uptown Village. The brewery’s emergence into the neighborhood has acted as a catalyst of revitalization, as it was joined in the last year by whiskey bar & taphouse The Thirsty Sasquatch, two food cart pods, vividly unique art installations, quaint boutique stores, and new restaurants and cocktail bars, as well as fellow barley pop makers Doomsday Brewing.

The arrival and continued success of Trap Door Brewing is worth celebrating for those in the neighborhood and far beyond. You’re invited to join Bryan, Zane, and the whole “Trap Crew” this Saturday, November 5th, from 11am-11pm for a day to remember!


Family-friendly festivities start around lunchtime with the grand opening of a new food cart. The newly named Uptown Food Cart Village pod adjacent to Trap Door welcomes Two Doors Down Gourmet Grilled Cheese. Enjoy lunch from the new cart or from the carts that originally opened alongside Trap Door last year – E-San Thai Cuisine and Taco City.


NEW BEER. Every hour on the hour for 5 hours, Trap Door will release a new beer. Each beer is either a small batch single offering or a seasonal beer making it’s Winter 2016 debut. Let’s cut the crap and get to the beer…

Blankface Baltic Porter
8.5% ABV         36 IBU
A historically inspired Baltic porter made with smoked malt, oats, and amber malt (just to name the key players of the malt bill). This lagered porter presents a bold chocolate delivery and a sweet malt back with nice touch of smokiness. For those who plan ahead: half of this batch is going into bourbon barrels for a later release.

Trap Door Brewing's Holidank
Holidank – Winter Ale
7.8% ABV        80 IBU
Back again for the winter months! A hopped up imperial red that was dry-hopped with Cascade, Centennial, Citra, and Simcoe for a super dank experience.

Dark Side – Dry Irish Stout
5.1% ABV
Early on, Trap Door teamed up with locals Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters to collab on Tiger Trap – a coffee stout. This is that recipe sans the coffee. Silky chocolate and roasted barley with a low ABV. Go ahead, have another.

Stupid Sexy Phlanders – Flanders Style Cherry Sour
6.3% ABV
Their 2nd collaboration beer with Fortside Brewing. You may have read about it here. A Flanders-style malt bill kettle-soured with lactobacillus, then fermented with 300 lb of sweet cherries.

Untitled #1 Dry-hopped Golden Sour

Untitled #1 – Dry Hopped Sour
It has a title. The title is Untitled #1. Zane Singleton grew up in the Bay Area with the opportunity to attend UC Davis’ brewing program and intern with some notable Bay Area breweries. This golden sour pays homage to that heritage as it’s fermented with mixed cultures from Sudwerk, Almanac, and Russian River Brewing Company. It was aged for 10 months and then dry-hopped this week with Citra, Amarillo, Mandarina Bavaria, and Simcoe.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown Ale
~5% ABV
Not to be confused with Untitled #1, this beer is still awaiting its moniker as of this publication. It’s the first within a series of upcoming barrel-aged beers from Trap Door. The liquid in the barrels is Uptown Brown – a beer brewed as a result of a neighborhood homebrewing competition. Uptown Brown is aged in Wild Turkey and Jim Beam bourbon barrels for 2 months. The barrels and beer have mixed a magical concoction of vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon.


LIVE MUSIC from Vancouver’s own The Pearls. <– Click to taste with your ear holes.

Trap Door Brewing’s ONE YEAR Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, November 5th 11AM-11PM
2315 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 314-6966

Michael Perozzo
Michael Perozzo

Michael Perozzo is a life-long resident of Southwest Washington and father of 4. At his day job, he leads a digital marketing and graphic design team supporting food/beverage clients at ZZEPPELIN. Michael helped start Brewcouver – the passport to Vancouver’s breweries – and co-founded NorthBank Beer Week. He also manages beer buying for the Vancouver Brewfests and helped create Brewing Bridges Collaboration Fest. Portland Trail Blazers fans may remember him as DarthBlazer circa 2008-2012.