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Beer Guide 2015: Mt. Tabor

Mt. Tabor

113 W 9th St., Vancouver, Wash., 360-696-5521, 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 good.

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.