309 NE 76th St., Vancouver, Wash., 360-907-8582, railsidebrewing.com. Hours TBA.
[SWITCH TRACK] Washington got a whopping 62 new permitted
breweries last year—consider that Oregon has 208 total—thanks in large
part to operations like Rail Side. Rail Side was the first and only
brewery in the 'Shoug' back in 2012, before Mike Davis broke from his
business partner. Davis' old space is now Doomsday (61!) while he's
about to open his own spot on the western side of the 'Couv' (62!). As
of press time, the new Rail Side was almost ready to open, with a few
taps pouring but no scheduled start date. Davis and his Polish-born
wife, Anka, are Eurocentric in their tastes, favoring traditional styles
and balance while shunning trendy hops and big ABVs.
DRINK THIS: Hopper Car IPA, which has a nice English vibe.