Beermaker bar owner team to bring new brewery to Camas

first_imgCAMAS — Camas has undergone a transition from mill town to picturesque small city throughout the last few decades, and Mike Hunsaker, who has gone through some changes himself, is looking to bring some edge to the city.This summer, most likely in July or August, Hunsaker said he will open Grains of Wrath in the city at 425 N.E. Birch St. It is a metal- and punk-themed brewery that he said he hopes will have a ” ‘take no prisoners, make no apology’ kind of attitude.”Before he tore the former Lemon-Aid Automotive warehouse down to its bones to build a modern, industrial-looking brewery, Hunsaker was a self-described “suit.”“I was an account executive hating life in a cubicle,” he said.The Washougal resident also worked as a sales director for a company that rented linens for events. Bored with all that, his friends dared him to quit to drive a truck, so he did that for about six years while living in his native Chicago. By that point, he started home brewing thanks to an affinity for beer and chemistry. He was encouraged to try to find a job in the industry, so he walked into a brewery in Virginia Beach, Va., and was hired.“I was a suit for years in an office,” he said. “I didn’t know (what I wanted to do). I was just kind of floating, hoping at some point to get into the brewing industry. I had no idea how until I walked into that brewery one day. It was a big accident. A nice accident, but a big accident.”Hunsaker left that Virginia brewery to take a job with Fat Head’s Brewery in Cleveland, Ohio, and after two years, he was hired as head of brewing for Fat Head’s new brewery in Portland, where residents weren’t always the most welcoming to Hunsaker and his Fat Head’s partners.last_img read more

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