Vancouver’s food and drink development boom continues this month, as Seattle-area cidery Locust Cider & Brewing Co. plans to open a new, family-friendly Vancouver taproom, with 16 taps of beer and cider, flatbread pizzas, and a kid’s corner.
Founded by brothers Jason and Patrick Spears, Locust Cider is known for its fruity ciders and beers, from its dark cherry cider to its classic IPA. The taprooms also have a number of flatbread pizzas, with toppings like beef and bison chili, wasabi sauce, and Nutella. The Vancouver location will open on Washington Street near Esther Short Park, with games and kid-friendly activities.
The cider company has taproom locations in Woodinville, Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, and Walla Walla, Washington, though this incoming location will be the closest to Portland so far. The cider company is also known for its charitable mission: A portion of the proceeds from can and bottle sales go to Hydrocephalus Association — Jason and Rebecca Spears’ daughter lives with the brain condition. The new taproom is slated to open at the end of February at 700 Washington Street in Vancouver.