According to newspaper folklore, there was plenty of beer drinking going on between editions back in the day.
So it’s only fitting that one of Vancouver’s newest breweries should be housed in The Columbian’s former downtown home on the corner of Evergreen Boulevard and Broadway. What’s even more fitting is that the owner of Trusty Brewing Co. has a background in printing.
“That put an extra plus on this location,” Gary Paul said Thursday amid wood walls and wide windows as a few fermenters bubbled in the basement below.
Paul and his wife, Andrea Paul, opened Trusty in January, and already the accolades are rolling in. Regional judges tapped by Willamette Week this spring dubbed Trusty’s Corner Window India pale ale as Vancouver’s best IPA.
That kind of encouragement has the Pauls eyeing the future. Trusty’s staff of five could grow before the end of the summer.