“Wherever there’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there”…..holding some of the best craft beer in downtown Camas.
Which happens to be exactly where this week’s Thirsty Thursday Spotlight is located. (They also have a place in Portland.) The evening was chilly and a bit drizzly, but spirits were high, because Jonathan Kaylor, Jason Knoppp and I finally got to a place that’s been at the top of our “must go to” lists: Grains of Wrath
The atmosphere was alive with the patrons enjoying beverages, food and conversations.
We took our spot at an outside table, under a portable heater of course. We know that the folks at Grains of Wrath are truly professional brewers and we could not wait to order our first round of some of the best craft beer in all of SW Washington. Ordering was actually pretty easy. Just take pic of the QR code menu, find out what you want, mask up, head up to the bar and place your order.
I went all in on my first choice, with the Perpetual Dawn Red IIPA! An Imperial Red IPA with a big malt backbone bringing flavors and aromas of caramel sweetness balancing notes of grapefruit, pine and tropical fruit. 9% ABV.
Kaylor decided to give the Dystopia IPA a shot. A Northwest IPA using Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic to bring flavors and aromas of pine and tropical fruit. 6.7% ABV.
Knopper’s eyes went wide when he saw the schwarzbier-Splatter Haus. A German-style with flavors and aromas of chocolate, roast and earthy undertones finished with a light and crisp body. 5.5% ABV.
After our first rounds of beer, it was time to order some food. I went for the The Italian Hoagie, served with salami, black forest ham, pepperoni, provolone, lettuce, Mama Lil’s peppers, yellow mustard, pesto aioli. Served Hot.(GF Available)
Knopp was shocked when his order was in front of him. The Southern Fried Chicken Sando – Served on a Brioche bun, topped with cheddar, chicken breast, pickles, crystal aioli, lettuce, buttermilk ranch. It looked absolutely delicious!
After our meals, Kaylor offered to order our final beer of the night. I went with the EGA IPA – A West Coast IPA with flavors and aromas of melon, pine, soft tropical fruit, papaya. 6.8% ABV. Kaylor ordered the Papermaker Plae Ale, and Knopp was too full from his meal to even think about drinking another beer. We’ve all been there, bro.
Before we called an end to our Thirsty Thursday, we wanted to make sure to say “hi” to Grains of Wrath Owner and GM, Brendan Greenen, to catch up with him and talk all things Grains of Wrath related. We chatted about the new location in Portland, the fantastic response people have had about the outdoor seating, and even a possible Podcast interview with The BOB in the future?
Before we left, we had to grab a 4 pack of beer to go to talk about for our live stream BOB Chat. Every Thursday starting at 8pm, you can find the dude’s talk about Beer, Sports, News, Podcasts, Beer, Books, Beer, Politics, Beer and Relationships.
If you find yourself in Camas, or just want to get away for some good drinks and food, take it from me Grains of Wrath should be on your list. Like Tom Joad says “I ain’t a guy to let you down.” and as always, tell them The BOB sent you.