re·verse os·mo·sis (rĭ-vûrs′ ŏz-mō′sĭs, ŏs-)

A technique for purifying water, in which pressure is applied to force liquid through a semi-permeable membrane in the opposite direction to that of normal osmosis.

Great beer is only as great as its ingredients.  Grain, hops, yeast and water, all must be of the highest quality to ensure high quality beers.  Since beer is mostly water, it makes sense that the water used in making the beer is of the utmost highest quality and purity.  Reverse Osmosis (referred to as RO) water treatment is one of the most effective and thorough methods to effectively remove undesirable additives and other contaminants from a water supply.  The RO process is particularly effective in removing chlorides, dissolved solids and fluoride from the water supply.   Fluoride, for example, is not removed by traditional paper or charcoal filters and is concentrated in the brewing process if not removed.

The team at Trap Door Brewing is committed to serving you the highest quality beers.  We carefully craft our beers using the finest of ingredients including:  locally sourced grains from Great Western Malting in Vancouver WA, Yakima and Willamette Valley hops, yeast from local sources, and Reverse Osmosis water produced onsite.   Our processes ensure you get consistent, quality beer in every glass, pint, growler, and keg.

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BEERS ON TAP

Trap Door IPA

trap-door-ipa-iconIntroducing Trap Door’s IPA! This may very well be our flagship IPA. We’ve added Cascade, Citra, and other locally grown hops that will keep your tongue dancing the tango. Experience the hints of fruity aromas and balanced bitterness that promise to please IPA enthusiasts with each sip. This is a medium bodied IPA that doesn’t compete for your attention, but gets it none the less. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

ABV:7.1%
IBU:71
Beer Number:#1
Availability:Year-Round

Tiger Trap Coffee Stout

After a great deal of coffee research, we’ve partnered up with Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters to create a perfectly blended stout. Dark roasted barley with hints of chocolate and coffee combined with our favorite coffee delivers a smooth creamy stout with a nice little kick of coffee.

ABV:6.3%
IBU:45
Beer Number:#4
Availability:Year-Round

Dry Hop Pilsner

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German style Pilsner made with Hull Melon and Mandarina Bavaria hops. Dry pilsner character backed with some bitterness. Look for hop aromas of strawberry, melon, and tangerine.

ABV:5.1%
IBU:37

Uptown Brown – Brown Ale

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This Brown Ale was the winning recipe of our inaugural Uptown Village Home Brew Challenge. Malt-driven chocolate, roasty, and toffee flavors make for a quaffable brown. Congrats to Mike Wright and Dan Graves! Stay tuned for the bourbon barrel-aged version.

ABV:5.8%
IBU:34
Beer Number:#2
Availability:Seasonal

Zest Fest – Pale Ale

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A delicious Amarillo wet hopped pale ale with over 110 lbs of hand zested grapefruit establishing Trap Door’s “ZestFest”

ABV:4.8%
IBU:30

Glowed Up – New England Style IPA

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New England Style IPA dry hopped w/ Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic hops delivering a super juicy, refreshingly smooth IPA

ABV:7.2%
Beer Number:#8

El Sobrante – Milk Stout

El Sobrante means “The Leftovers” in Spanish. We made this beer with all of our leftover grains accumulated from the last year of brewing. We also added a bunch of cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and toasted coconut for a truly decadent beer.  Available on nitro and CO2.

ABV:8%
Beer Number:#6

Unlucky Lager – NW Style Lager

Smooth NW style lager

ABV:5.1%

SEASONAL BEERS

Walter Wheat Ale

If you’re looking for a smooth lightly hopped summer time brew during the cold season, this is your beer. Light bodied, smooth finish and almost kolsch-like. This beer is going to be a warm weather classic, so sit back, enjoy the refreshing finish, and think about summer time fun. Oh, and don’t forget you need to mow the lawn.

ABV:5.5%
IBU:29
Beer Number:#3
Availability:Year-Round

Kölsch

This is Trap Door’s American-style Kölsch made with Pilsner, Munich, and Vienna malts from Vancouver’s own Great Western Malting. This is a refreshing, light bodied, zing to the tongue Kölsch that will have you second-guessing your favorite beers.

ABV:6%
IBU:40
Beer Number:#2
Availability:Year-Round

Holidank Winter Ale

trap-door-holidank-iconDry hopped Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial, and Citra hops combine for this medium bodied, hoppy good time of a beer. Refreshingly dank, slightly piney, and a citrus aroma will help you ring in the holiday spirit. If you want a hoppy belly warmer, this is your beer.

ABV:8.1%
IBU:90
Beer Number:#14
Availability:Winter

Circle Day IRA

trap-door-circle-day-rypaHoppy and bitter like an IPA, with caramel and toffee flavors like a Red or Amber Ale. Rye  and Red X malt from Germany add an earthy and spicy complexity to the beer that balances nicely with the piney/resinous Chinook and Simcoe hops.

ABV:6.2%
IBU:65
Beer Number:#6
Availability:Year Round

Co-Hop Fresh Hop IPA

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The Co-Hop is back! We used fresh Centennial and Cascade hops from our Co-Hop program, grown in Vancouver’s own backyards, as well as some fresh Centennials and Amarillo from Crosby Hop Farm, located in Woodburn, OR. The result is a super juicy and aromatic fresh hop experience! Drink it fresh and local. Side Note: We used over 200# of fresh hops in this beer!

ABV:6.8%
Beer Number:#13
Availability:Late Summer/Fall

UpTown OPA – Oatmeal Pale Ale

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Classic bright and hoppy pale ale with flaked oats to give it a creamy mouth feel. Dry hopped with Cascade and Centennial for a slight citrus and floral nose.

ABV:4.9%
IBU:42
Beer Number:#5

A Gose Called Quest – Apricot Gose (Goh-zuh)

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Trap Door’s first kettle sour is a Apricot Gose, brewed with Himalayan sea salt and coriander. Slightly tart, salty, with subtle apricot aromas, with a refreshing finish! Can you kick it?

ABV:4.6%
IBU:15
Beer Number:#7

Funk the Jewels Farmhouse Ale

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Intense aromas of banana, clove, spices, pineapple and tropical fruit.  Dry hopped with Sorachi Ace.

ABV:6.4%
IBU:31
Beer Number:#6

Hull Melon Single Hop Pilsner

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German style Pilsner made with Hull Melon hops.  Dry malty character backed with some bitterness.  Look for hop aromas of strawberry and melon.

ABV:5.4%
IBU:38
Beer Number:#9

Dry Hop Pilsner

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German style Pilsner made with Hull Melon and Mandarina Bavaria hops. Dry pilsner character backed with some bitterness. Look for hop aromas of strawberry, melon, and tangerine.

ABV:5.1%
IBU:37

Hop Love – Amarillo Fresh Hop Pale Ale

A wet hopped pale ale w/ fresh Amarillo hops, farmed in Woodburn, OR. Expect juicy hop flavors of citrus and passion fruit.  Fun Fact: “Hop Love” is a term used by some hop growers to name the rash received from picking hops off the vine.

ABV:4.6%
IBU:37
Hops:Amarillo
Beer Number:#11

Zest Fest – Pale Ale

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A delicious Amarillo wet hopped pale ale with over 110 lbs of hand zested grapefruit establishing Trap Door’s “ZestFest”

ABV:4.8%
IBU:30

Glowed Up – New England Style IPA

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New England Style IPA dry hopped w/ Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic hops delivering a super juicy, refreshingly smooth IPA

ABV:7.2%
Beer Number:#8

Bourbon Barrel Brown

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Uptown Brown Ale aged in bourbon oak barrels.  Delivers a delicious combination of oak and bourbon flavors

ABV:7%
Beer Number:#10
Availability:Cellar Series

Blankface – Baltic Porter

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Historically inspired baltic porter made with smoked malt, oats, and amber malt, to name a few!

ABV:8.5%
Beer Number:#7

El Sobrante – Milk Stout

El Sobrante means “The Leftovers” in Spanish. We made this beer with all of our leftover grains accumulated from the last year of brewing. We also added a bunch of cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and toasted coconut for a truly decadent beer.  Available on nitro and CO2.

ABV:8%
Beer Number:#6

imPEACHment – Golden Sour w/ Peaches

Kettle soured Golden Ale, fermented with 2 lbs per gallon of peach puree. Tart, crisp, and peachy!!!

ABV:6.3%
Beer Number:#7

Hazed Up – New England Style IIPA

The DIPA version of Glowed Up. This time we used a unique English yeast strain that pumps out fruity esters like Mango and Papaya aromas. Generously hopped with Simcoe, Columbus, and Idaho 7.

ABV:8.1%
Beer Number:#10

DAMN. IPA – NE by NW Hazy IPA

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New school IPA with “old school hops” – We’ve added Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, and Simcoe hops. Piney, orange peel, and fruit juice notes

ABV:6.3%

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