As summer arrives and the weather heats up, who doesn’t want to enjoy a cold, refreshing pint?
And if you’re craft-beer lover, Ocean Pours Taproom spoils you for choice. Boasting 17 taps, there’s something to suit every taste and delight every palate.
Locally sourced craft beer
Every delicious beer on the menu hails from the west coast and many are from Washington State. The folks at Ocean Pours Taproom set out to provide a local craft-beer experience and do they deliver!
If you prefer a lighter flavor, consider the Friem pilsner, crafted in Hood River, Oregon. If you lean to the darker beers, the North Coast Old Rasputin, an aptly named Russian Imperial Stout from Fort. Bragg, California might just be the one.
Are you sweet or sour? Ecliptic Blackberry Meyer Lemon Ale from Portland, Oregon is a unique fruit beer, but if you love the sours, North Jetty’s Sinea’s Strawberry Sour made in Seaview, Washington offers a flavorful experience.
Pandemic problems and solutions
Ocean Pours Taproom opened in December 2018 and barely had time to dip their toe in the mighty Pacific waters before the pandemic hit. Like many businesses, and being new in the community, they feared the worst. Adaptability was key to staying afloat, but a few extra ingredients have gone into their success story.
With the help of a forward-thinking local government who were instrumental in their success, Ocean Pours Taproom created a welcoming outside seating area so folks could safely indulge their passion for craft beer. Growlers and some pre-packaged beers were added to the menu too so that craft-beer lovers could enjoy a bevy on the beach or anywhere else for that matter.
Pulling (a pint) together
What could have spelled disaster in a troubling time turned out to be the exact opposite. The owner, Roy Seeman, makes it clear that Ocean Pours Taproom is proud to be part of the beachside community and credits the taproom’s success to local folks and local government.
“We were embraced by the community from the beginning and they made us part of the family.”
It was, without a doubt, local support that pulled them through the pandemic. “Without our new community, we would not be here,” he says. “We want to thank everyone for their support and for their sense of community spirit that helped us pull through together.”
Onwards and Pubwards
And pull through they have. While Ocean Pours Taproom currently sports an excellent menu of nibbles to enjoy with your premium pint, they are looking to expand so they can invite families in too. With the addition of a food truck that will become a permanent fixture and four more outside beer taps for a grand total of (you read it here first!) 21, the future looks grand. You can truly “never drink the same beer twice!” Come and pull a pint together.
Check us out on Facebook or come on down in person to 759 Ocean Shores Boulevard, Northwest, Ocean Shores, Washington, 98569, United States