Caps N’ Taps

Silver Moon Tap Takeover at Caps N’ Taps

Silver Moon Brewing from Bend, Oregon—makers of such fine craft brews as IPA 97, Chapter 2 Casual Ale, Ghost Fields Rye IPA, and Crazy Horse Double IPA—will be at Caps N’ Taps in downtown Camas for a Tap Takeover from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. Keenan from Silver Moon will be on site to talk beer, drink beer, and fill pint glasses with Silver Moon brews like Tropic Zombie IPA, Mango Daze Pale Ale, and Brokedown Palace. As always, there will be plenty of swag to be raffled off, as well as a crowler (or three) so come early, drink often, and get raffle tickets.

Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, visit Caps N’ Taps Facebook page, see its website at capsntapscamas.com, or call 360-210-7244.

Sept. 1 is also First Friday in downtown Camas, when shops, art galleries, coffeeshops and eateries will be open late for shopping and good times. September’s First Friday features an all-day plein air art event, an abundance of original art all over dowtown, a Bronze Bird Art Tour, activities for kids, a raffle for merchant prizes, and more. For full details, click here.

Silver Moon Tap Takeover at Caps N’ Taps

Silver Moon Brewing from Bend, Oregon—makers of such fine craft brews as IPA 97, Chapter 2 Casual Ale, Ghost Fields Rye IPA, and Crazy Horse Double IPA—will be at Caps N’ Taps in downtown Camas for a Tap Takeover from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. Keenan from Silver Moon will be on site to talk beer, drink beer, and fill pint glasses with Silver Moon brews like Tropic Zombie IPA, Mango Daze Pale Ale, and Brokedown Palace. As always, there will be plenty of swag to be raffled off, as well as a crowler (or three) so come early, drink often, and get raffle tickets.

Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, visit Caps N’ Taps Facebook page, see its website at capsntapscamas.com, or call 360-210-7244.

Sept. 1 is also First Friday in downtown Camas, when shops, art galleries, coffeeshops and eateries will be open late for shopping and good times. September’s First Friday features an all-day plein air art event, an abundance of original art all over dowtown, a Bronze Bird Art Tour, activities for kids, a raffle for merchant prizes, and more. For full details, click here.

Pints for Pups at Caps N’ Taps

Join Original Bully, Caps N’ Taps, Backwoods Brewing Company, Coalition Brewing, Grains of Wrath Brewing, and local pet-friendly businesses to raise funds for pups in need! Come on down to Caps N’ Taps in downtown Camas from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 28, to sample outstanding regional brews and raise funds for My Pit Bull Is Family, a nonprofit organization focused on ending breed-discriminatory housing and insurance policies, as well as building a nation-wide database of pet friendly housing for dogs of all breeds.

At “Pints for Pups,” 100% of proceeds from every pint, growler, and crowler sold will be donated to My Pit Bull Is Family—plus $1 per pint or fill from in-house taps, glasses of wine, and ice-cold bottles from the Caps N’ Taps coolers. You can also enter the raffle to wine lots of great prizes from the above-mentioned businesses, as well as gift cards for The Wild Hair and Elmer’s Barbershop. A $1 raffle tickets will get you a ticket to possibly win a bully-sized pet basket, sponsored by the generous folks at Girolami Insurance Agency, Inc.

A further note: while this is a dog-focused event, quite a large crowd is expected, so Caps N’ Taps respectfully asks that you leave your pups at home for this event. However, you should definitely bring your canine companions to the Portland Pit Bull Parade Bully Walk happening on Saturday!

Pints for Pups at Caps N’ Taps

Join Original Bully, Caps N’ Taps, Backwoods Brewing Company, Coalition Brewing, Grains of Wrath Brewing, and local pet-friendly businesses to raise funds for pups in need! Come on down to Caps N’ Taps in downtown Camas from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 28, to sample outstanding regional brews and raise funds for My Pit Bull Is Family, a nonprofit organization focused on ending breed-discriminatory housing and insurance policies, as well as building a nation-wide database of pet friendly housing for dogs of all breeds.

At “Pints for Pups,” 100% of proceeds from every pint, growler, and crowler sold will be donated to My Pit Bull Is Family—plus $1 per pint or fill from in-house taps, glasses of wine, and ice-cold bottles from the Caps N’ Taps coolers. You can also enter the raffle to wine lots of great prizes from the above-mentioned businesses, as well as gift cards for The Wild Hair and Elmer’s Barbershop. A $1 raffle tickets will get you a ticket to possibly win a bully-sized pet basket, sponsored by the generous folks at Girolami Insurance Agency, Inc.

A further note: while this is a dog-focused event, quite a large crowd is expected, so Caps N’ Taps respectfully asks that you leave your pups at home for this event. However, you should definitely bring your canine companions to the Portland Pit Bull Parade Bully Walk happening on Saturday!

IPA Fest at Caps N’ Taps

C’mon, get hoppy…at Caps N’ Taps, for the third annual IPA Festival, happening from noon to close on Friday, March 24. Hopheads of the North Bank, warm up those taste buds now because it’s going to be a day of IPA overload, featuring a bevy of hops-forward, hops-heavy, and hops-on-hops craft brews. It’ll be, in short, totally hop-some, dude.

We can’t list the featured breweries here, because the IPA Festival involves a blind taste test of Clark County’s top eight IPAs. You can get a taster tray of all eight—unlabeled and marked only A to H—and then rate your top three. The winning breweries will be announced Monday.

Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, visit Caps N’ Taps Facebook page, see its website at capsntapscamas.com, or call 360-210-7244.

IPA Fest at Caps N’ Taps

C’mon, get hoppy…at Caps N’ Taps, for the third annual IPA Festival, happening from noon to close on Friday, March 24. Hopheads of the North Bank, warm up those taste buds now because it’s going to be a day of IPA overload, featuring a bevy of hops-forward, hops-heavy, and hops-on-hops craft brews. It’ll be, in short, totally hop-some, dude.

We can’t list the featured breweries here, because the IPA Festival involves a blind taste test of Clark County’s top eight IPAs. You can get a taster tray of all eight—unlabeled and marked only A to H—and then rate your top three. The winning breweries will be announced Monday.

Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, visit Caps N’ Taps Facebook page, see its website at capsntapscamas.com, or call 360-210-7244.

Sweaters & Suds at Caps N’ Taps

Just think of it this way: the more beer you drink, the more attractive your sweater will become. By the end of the evening, you’ll think it’s the most fashionable item of clothing that you own. There may be prizes for the ugliest sweater; we’ve been sworn to secrecy on that count. But by the third pint, will you care? Seriously, though, drink responsibly and order some sandwiches to go with that beer.

The evening starts at 6 p.m. And while you’re at Caps N’ Taps, cross off the beer lover on your Christmas list by purchasing a $10 pre-wrapped “growlette” or a Caps N’ Taps gift card. Seriously, it will be much more appreciated than a sweater. Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. They are open from noon to midnight on Saturdays. For other days and hours, check the Caps N’ Taps website at www.capsntapscamas.com.

Sweaters & Suds at Caps N’ Taps

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like an ugly sweater. So put on your ugliest sweater—we know you have one—and head on down to Caps N’ Taps for Sweaters & Suds on Friday, Dec. 16, featuring seven delicious beers by Backwoods Brewing. As extra incentive for the humiliation you’ll endure while wearing your ugly sweater, you’ll get a raffle ticket and be entered to win groovy Caps N’ Taps gear for each pint of Backwoods. Mmmmmm…Copperline Amber.

Just think of it this way: the more beer you drink, the more attractive your sweater will become. By the end of the evening, you’ll think it’s the most fashionable item of clothing that you own. There may be prizes for the ugliest sweater; we’ve been sworn to secrecy on that count. But by the third pint, will you care? Seriously, though, drink responsibly and order some sandwiches to go with that beer.

The evening starts at 6 p.m. And while you’re at Caps N’ Taps, cross off the beer lover on your Christmas list by purchasing a $10 pre-wrapped “growlette” or a Caps N’ Taps gift card. Seriously, it will be much more appreciated than a sweater. Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For days and hours of operation, check the Caps N’ Taps website at www.capsntapscamas.com.

Oktoberfest at Caps N’ Taps

It’s time for some serious stein action during the second annual Oktoberfest at Caps N’ Taps, the craft beer bottleshop and taproom that has been making a splash on the North Bank beer scene for the past several years with its 20 rotating taps and huge selection of bottled beers, ciders, and other drinkable goodies.

Drop by Caps N’ Taps any time from  from 6 to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. The party will feature six authentic German beers from Merchant du Vin and Ayinger, one of the most respected breweries in Germany, as well as a varied selection of the finest local craft beers. There will also be beer games (like regular games, only more fun, because BEER), raffles, special guests from local craft breweries, and beer brats made with Ayinger beer. Join the Stein Hoist competition at 7 p.m. (sign-ups start at 5 p.m.) and grab a friend for “Das Boot”—a 70-ounce boot full of your favorite Ayinger beer, just right for two people. Tom from Merchant du Vin will also be on hand to talk about—what else?—beer. Ja wohl!

There’s no admission price, and prices for beer vary depending on the type. Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more details, visit capsntapscamas.com.

Oktoberfest at Caps N’ Taps

It’s time for some serious stein action during the second annual Oktoberfest at Caps N’ Taps, the craft beer bottleshop and taproom that has been making a splash on the North Bank beer scene for the past several years with its 20 rotating taps and huge selection of bottled beers, ciders, and other drinkable goodies.

Drop by Caps N’ Taps any time from  from 6 to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. The party will feature six authentic German beers from Merchant du Vin and Ayinger, one of the most respected breweries in Germany, as well as a varied selection of the finest local craft beers. There will also be beer games (like regular games, only more fun, because BEER), raffles, special guests from local craft breweries, and beer brats made with Ayinger beer. Join the Stein Hoist competition at 7 p.m. (sign-ups start at 5 p.m.) and grab a friend for “Das Boot”—a 70-ounce boot full of your favorite Ayinger beer, just right for two people. Tom from Merchant du Vin will also be on hand to talk about—what else?—beer. Ja wohl!

There’s no admission price, and prices for beer vary depending on the type. Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more details, visit capsntapscamas.com.

“Sour Saturday” Beer Tasting at Caps N’ Taps

Pucker up, because Caps N’ Taps—the extremely popular downtown taproom and bottleshop—is hosting a Sour Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. This event will feature all sorts of delicious sour beers—that is, beer which has an intentionally acidic, tart or sour taste, commonly made from fruit or other pucker-inducing additions to the brewing process. You might have already encountered these beers as lambics, gueuze or Flanders red ale. The Caps N’ Taps Sour Saturday will showcase sour beer from brewers both local and far-flung, and they’ve got quite a tasting list compiled for you sour-heads. Here’s what you can expect:

If you get hungry, you’re welcome to bring in food from other Camas establishments, or you can try Caps N’ Taps’ excellent grilled paninis, BBQ sliders, chicken dip, or chips & salsa. Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, visit Caps N’ Taps Facebook page, see its website at capsntapscamas.com, or call 360-210-7244.

Sour Saturday at Caps N’ Taps

Pucker up, because Caps N’ Taps—the extremely popular downtown taproom and bottleshop—is hosting a Sour Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. This event will feature all sorts of delicious sour beers—that is, beer which has an intentionally acidic, tart or sour taste, commonly made from fruit or other pucker-inducing additions to the brewing process. You might have already encountered these beers as lambics, gueuze or Flanders red ale. The Caps N’ Taps Sour Saturday will showcase sour beer from brewers both local and far-flung, and they’ve got quite a tasting list compiled for you sour-heads. Here’s what you can expect:

If you get hungry, you’re welcome to bring in food from other Camas establishments, or you can try Caps N’ Taps’ excellent grilled paninis, BBQ sliders, chicken dip, or chips & salsa. Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, visit Caps N’ Taps Facebook page, see its website at capsntapscamas.com, or call 360-210-7244.

Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing

Beer is serious business. And to a certain portion of the population, so are Girl Scout cookies. At some point during the last century (which is about as long as Girl Scout cookies have been sold to the eager public), an absolute culinary genius decided to pair the two. You might not think so, but it’s a match made in heaven: the wheaty, malty, bitter-hoppy flavor of many beers (not to mention the chocolately, oatmealy, molassesy flavor of many stouts) turns out to be the perfect foil for butter shortbread Trefoils, peanutty Do-Si-Dos and Tagalongs, coconutty-caramelly Samoas, lemony Savannah Smiles, and the divine Thin Mints. (My personal favorite, although it may or may not be on the tasting menu, is a Mill City Brew Werks Fromudder Milk Stout with a Toffee-tastic. Or any cookie, really. Or no cookie, just more beer.)

Caps N’ Taps in downtown Camas is capitalizing on this beautiful partnership with its First Annual Girl Scout Cookie Beer Pairing event, happening from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 8. A flight of six local craft beers and six Girl Scout cookies (named above) will be available for your enjoyment. If you’re interested, you’ll want to come early in the evening, because Caps N’ Taps has squirreled away only a limited amount of cookies, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-210-7244 or visit capsntapscamas.com.

Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing

Beer is serious business. And to a certain portion of the population, so are Girl Scout cookies. At some point during the last century (which is about as long as Girl Scout cookies have been sold to the eager public), an absolute culinary genius decided to pair the two. You might not think so, but it’s a match made in heaven: the wheaty, malty, bitter-hoppy flavor of many beers (not to mention the chocolately, oatmealy, molassesy flavor of many stouts) turns out to be the perfect foil for butter shortbread Trefoils, peanutty Do-Si-Dos and Tagalongs, coconutty-caramelly Samoas, lemony Savannah Smiles, and the divine Thin Mints. (My personal favorite, although it may or may not be on the tasting menu, is a Mill City Brew Werks Fromudder Milk Stout with a Toffee-tastic. Or any cookie, really. Or no cookie, just more beer.)

Caps N’ Taps in downtown Camas is capitalizing on this beautiful partnership with its First Annual Girl Scout Cookie Beer Pairing event, happening from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 8. A flight of six local craft beers and six Girl Scout cookies (named above) will be available for your enjoyment. If you’re interested, you’ll want to come early in the evening, because Caps N’ Taps has squirreled away only a limited amount of cookies, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-210-7244 or visit capsntapscamas.com.

Caps N’ Taps IPA Festival

C’mon, get hoppy…at Caps N’ Taps, for the second annual IPA Festival, happening from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Hopheads of the North Bank, warm up those taste buds now because it’s going to be a day of IPA overload, featuring a bevy of hops-forward, hops-heavy, and hops-on-hops craft brews. The event includes a blind taste test of Clark County’s top six IPAs, as well as a whole bushel of hop-some beer on draft. Here’s the list to get you all hopped up:

Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, visit Caps N’ Taps Facebook page, see its website at capsntapscamas.com, or call 360-210-7244.

 

Winter Ale Fest

Check one: Winter is the time for (a) skiing and sledding and snowball fights, (b) hot cocoa, (c) cute boots, or (d) truly excellent winter ales. The answer is, of course, truly excellent winter ales! (If you picked “cute boots,” we’ll also give you 10 points.) Come to Caps N’ Taps from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, to celebrate the elusive ales of winter with Caps N’ Taps’ Winter Ale Fest. This bottleshop and taproom in downtown Camas will be serving numerous winter seasonals from many breweries, both local and far-flung. Tom from Merchant du Vin (a specialty beer importer headquartered in Seattle) will be on site to hand out delicious samples of Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale, along with some other fantastic European beers.

Friday, Jan. 8, is also First Friday in downtown Camas, so dress warmly because there will be lots of fun things to do in the downtown area that evening. If you can’t make it to the Winter Ale Fest on Jan. 8, come back from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, for a Taproom Takeover featuring Payette Brewing. Luke, one of the brewmasters at Payette, will be at Caps N’ Taps to drink beer, talk about Payette and the fine art of craft brewing, and drink more beer. There will be “beer gear” to raffle off throughout the night; tickets are available to those who purchase pints.

Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. To learn more, visit capsntapscamas.com or call 360-210-7244.

Backwoods Sweaters & Stouts at Caps N’ Taps

If you’re looking for an occasion to visit Caps N’ Taps, how about this: Backwoods Sweaters & Stouts, happening from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Local brewing legend Backwoods (based out of Carson and also known for its top-notch pizza, reviewed here) will be doing a Taproom Takeover for the night with three barrel-aged beers, a Pecan Pie Porter (OH. MY. HECK.) and the mother of all IPAs for you hop heads out there. Everyone wearing an ugly sweater gets an extra raffle ticket per Backwoods brew ordered. Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. To learn more, visit capsntapscamas.com.

Sweater Round-up at Caps N’ Taps

It’s a holiday round-up at Caps N’ Taps! For the entire month of December, patrons at Caps N’ Taps can round up their tabs to the nearest dollar (or choose a donation amount) to benefit the Camas-Washougal Community Chest, a local nonprofit organization that supports education, natural resource conservation, services for those with special needs, crisis and emergency services, and other charitable and civic endeavors. What’s more, Caps N’ Taps will match customer round-ups and donations up to 5% of the net check amount! Now that’s spreading Christmas cheer—and completely par for the course at Caps N’ Taps, which is known for its community involvement as well as its breathtakingly broad selection of craft brews both on tap and by the bottle.

If you’re looking for an occasion to visit the tap room, how about this: Backwoods Sweaters & Stouts, happening from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Local brewing legend Backwoods (based out of Carson and also known for its top-notch pizza, reviewed here) will be doing a Taproom Takeover for the night with three barrel-aged beers, a Pecan Pie Porter (OH. MY. HECK.) and the mother of all IPAs for you hop heads out there. Everyone wearing an ugly sweater gets an extra raffle ticket per Backwoods brew ordered.

Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. To learn more, visit capsntapscamas.com.

Caps N’ Taps Oktoberfest

It’s time for some serious stein action during Oktoberfest at Caps N’ Taps, the craft beer bottleshop and taproom that has been making a splash on the North Bank beer scene for a couple of years now. Caps N’ Taps is hosting its first Oktoberfest celebration from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, and on Saturday, Oct. 3. The party will feature draft beers from local breweries as well as some of the world’s best German Oktoberfest beers. There will also be beer games (like regular games, only more fun, because BEER), raffles, special guests from local craft breweries, and Vienna-style sausages from Dog Heaven. There’s no admission price, and prices for beer vary depending on the type. Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more details, visit capsntapscamas.com.

Caps N’ Taps Oktoberfest + Miss Nola’s Cafe

There are two things happening in downtown Camas on the first Friday in October that are too delicious to miss. The first is Oktoberfest at Caps N’ Taps, the craft beer bottleshop and taproom that has been making a splash on the North Bank beer scene for a couple of years now. Caps N’ Taps is hosting its first Oktoberfest celebration from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, and on Saturday, Oct. 3. The party will feature draft beers from local breweries as well as some of the world’s best German Oktoberfest beers. There will also be beer games (like regular games, only more fun, because BEER), raffles, special guests from local craft breweries, and Vienna-style sausages from Dog Heaven. There’s no admission price, and prices for beer vary depending on the type. Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more details, visit capsntapscamas.com.

The second palate-pleasing thing that’s happening in downtown Camas is that Miss Nola’s Cafe will be open to serve you Low Country Southern-inspired fare. (It’ll be like having our very own Screen Door, but without the three-hour wait. Although the cafe did actually sell out of food on the first couple days it was open.) Miss Nola’s Cafe—formerly the upscale fusion restaurant known as Harvest—is owned and operated by Tim and Melissa McCusker, who owned a restaurant in the actual South for many years. The space has been totally revamped and boasts a new tin ceiling and walls, new colors (think LOTS OF ORANGE), new tables…and even a few stuffed gators, for extra atmosphere. Miss Nola’s Cafe, located at 401 N.E. 4th Ave., is one of two restaurants owned by the McCuskers in downtown Camas; you might also try Feast at 316 for steak and cocktails.

Above image:  Mmmmmm….beer and biscuits! #getinmybelly