Pour House brings 20-plus taps to Colville

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KATIE LEITHEAD
S-E Staff Reporter

Not just a place to drink, but a place to meet

The Pour House is a new tap house in Colville that sports a variety of beer and a family-friendly atmosphere.

This new business is the creation of husband and wife Zane and Julie Gibbons, and Julie's parents, Susan and Ken Linse.

The Pour House, scheduled to hold its grand opening April 8, will have 20-plus rotating taps featuring beers from all over Washington, a children's play area, an extensive mug club and Sunday hours.

While a few brewery suppliers are from Idaho and Montana, the majority of beer will always be from Washington, according to co-owner Julie Gibbons.

The Pour House will carry craft beers from No-Li, Bayern, Burwood, Ten Pin, McDuffs, Republic, Pfriem Family Brewers, D's Wicked Cider, Iron Horse, Goodlife, Pelican, Harmon, Humm Kambucha, Quartzite, Big Barn and Ordinance during the first few weeks.

Gibbons said D's Wicked Cider, Iron Horse and Kulshan are providing exclusive varieties of beer to the Pour House.

The Pour House will offer one nitro tap.

When served "on nitrogen,” a beer will have finer bubbles, a denser head and a creamier mouthfeel than beers carbonated and dispensed with CO2 alone, according to Zane Gibbons.

The Pour House will also serve non-alcoholic drinks like water, sodas, Kombuchas, and root beer and cider on tap.

Along with drinks, the Pour House will offer food.

The Pour House menu will open with four different paninis, stadium style nachos with various toppings and polish hot dogs with various toppings. Meat and cheese platters will also be available along with seasonal fruit trays.

A children's menu will offer peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and more snack style foods.
Popcorn will always be complimentary.

According to Julie Gibbons, there are plans to expand the kitchen within three months of the grand opening. An expanded kitchen will allow for more variety with the menu.

The main purpose of the Colville Pour House is to create a space where people can gather, so it has to be family-friendly. To meet that goal, a designated play area was established in the Pour House for children.

Because of popular request, the Pour House will be open on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

“Sundays are for families,” Gibbons noted, so that's why the hours are short.

Pour Club

Gibbons said the Pour Club makes it so “a person can feel like they're part of the Pour House.”

To join the Pour Club, there is an annual $100 membership fee, but it gives members a number of perks.

Members receive a personalized, engraved 20 oz. Pour Club mug that stays onsite and is kept chilled, a pint glass and a growler to take home and a discount of 10 percent on all “Beer Gear.”

Engraved names or nicknames must be appropriate for all ages.

Beer Gear is in-house merchandise like T-shirts, sweaters and beanies. These items will be available inside the tap house and they can be purchased through the Pour House website (www.colvillepourhouse.com).

Pour Club mugs will always be filled for pint price and members can purchase a 9 oz. pour of wine for the price of a 6 oz. pour. The wine discount can be shared with a friend or spouse.

Members also receive special discounts when it comes to “Kill the Keg,” and they get a free beer on their birthday.

All patrons can participate in Growler Wednesdays, which offers a $2.50 discount on growlers.

Anyone interested in the Pour House is encouraged to visit the website or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ColvillePourHouse/).

In the future, patrons will be able to see what's on tap and view keg volumes on the Pour House website.

The Colville Pour House is located at 202 Main St. Colville, across the street from the city clocktower.

Read about the origin of the Pour House in the March 29, 2017 edition of the Statesman-Examiner.

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