113 W 9th St., Vancouver, Wash., 360-696-5521, mttaborbrewing.com. 4-8 pm Thursday, 4 pm-close Friday.
[STILL REPPIN' S.E.] If you're going to plan a beercation
to Vancouver—and that's not the worst idea given the number of breweries
that've popped up there in the last year—you're going to want to plan
it around Mt. Tabor's very limited hours. Remember these guys? They used
to be in Portland, but moved north in 2011 because it's apparently
cheaper to rent a downtown storefront in the 'Couv than to stay in a
Montavilla warehouse. Which…really makes you think. Anyway, four years
later they've mastered their seven-barrel system—we tried a dozen
tasters without hitting a dud—and now they're making a glorious return
from exile. Yes, Mt. Tabor is planning to open a second brewpub at
Southeast 11th Avenue and Ash Street. Well, welcome back, boys. You done
DRINK THIS: Look for something off the single malt and single hop ("SMASH") series, like the Comet Smash made with nothing but Comet hops and 2-row malt, or go for the Bridge Lifter IPA, which has really rounded into form in the wilderness years.