Heritage inspires brewery that continues with family

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Bryan Shull grew up in the shadow of Great Western Malting. Both his grandfather and father made their careers there, and for a time during college he worked there as well. Shull left Vancouver for a 25-year career in solar energy, but when he returned home in 2013, in part to ponder his second-half life goals, his family’s malting history came back to him: “What if I were to start a brewery?” he wondered.

In April, Trap Door Brewing was named the 2015 Startup of the Year by the Vancouver Business Journal.

See full article by Hope Tinney here: https://news.wsu.edu/2016/05/10/heritage-inspires-brewery-continues-family/

Zane Singleton, left, and Bryan Shull with the tanks at Trap Door Brewing

Zane Singleton, left, and Bryan Shull with the tanks at Trap Door Brewing

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