Loowit Brewing is an award winning microbrewery and tasting room located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, WA just a stones throw from the mighty Columbia River. We are conveniently located across the street from the Vancouver Hilton Hotel, Conference Center, lovely Esther Short Park and feature easy access to the waterfront walking trail along the Columbia River. Our tap room features a selection of our beer offerings, non-alcoholic drink options, bar snacks, free play arcade games, steel tip dart boards and live music every night. Not sure what to drink? Let our friendly staff make a recommendation or try a sampler tray!
Founded in 2010 and established in 2012 by Vancouver residents Devon Bray and Thomas Poffenroth, Loowit Brewing Company is the latest significant addition to underpin a revitalized downtown Vancouver, Washington. Loowit specializes in brewing approachable, well-balanced ales and lagers. These hand crafted brews are thoughtfully developed with our own unique Pacific Northwest flair that showcases our individual tastes. We believe it’s all or nothing when developing a new beer and do not cut corners to cut costs. The quality and integrity of the beer is paramount.
The lineup of Loowit beers are currently distributed in Washington as well as Oregon.
2012: Loowit opens it’s doors in October featuring 3 beers on tap: Shadow Ninja IPA, Extrabeerestrial ESB and The Walking Red.
2013: Distribution of our beer begins in SW Washington. At only 8 months old, Loowit wins a Gold Medal in the Fruit Beer category of the Washington Beer Awards for Vandalia Summer Ale. Open days and hours are expanded in the tap room. Cooperage was significantly increased and a new 20 bbl uni-tank was added to the line up. In November, Shadow Ninja IPA became our first bottled beer offering.
2014: The tap room moves to being open 7 days a week with an excellent dedicated staff. Two more bottled beers were added to our packaged offerings, Two-Sixteen Red Ale and Shimmergloom Stout. We became the first brewery to sell beer at the Vancouver Farmers Market. Distribution of our beers expanded to include a good portion of Oregon and most of western Washington. The brewery underwent another significant expansion with the addition of more 20 bbl tanks, new glycol system, new grain mill and new screw auger. Loowit took home 2 more awards from the Washington Beer Awards: Gold for Two-Sixteen Red Ale in the Irish Red Ale category and Bronze for Shimmergloom Stout in the Irish/British Stout category.
2015: Another set of 20 barrel tanks are added to the brewery and production is again increased. Distribution territory is also expanded and Loowit beer now covers the entire I-5 corridor in Washington from Vancouver to Bellingham and also the Spokane region in the eastern part of the state. In June, Loowit won two more medals at the Washington Beer Awards: Silver for Extrabeerestrial ESB in the English-style Bitters category and Bronze for Der Couvensteiner Dunkelweiss in the German-style Wheat Beer category.
2016: The year kicked off with a Silver medal for Two-Sixteen Red Ale at the Best of Craft Beer Awards then a Silver medal in the spring for Grimlock Rye Porter at the World Beer Cup. Multiple medals were won at the Washington Beer Awards including Silver for Flawless Victory IPA, Gold for Grimlock Rye Porter and Gold for Two-Sixteen Red Ale. More tanks were added for more production capacity including one 20 barrel tank and two 30 barrel tanks.