About Ben’s Bottle Shop

Ben’s Bottle Shop is the combined effort of Timothy Augustin and Benjamin Christly. Tim and Ben are  fun loving beer geeks that want to be a part of the great Pacific Northwest beer scene. We are located in The Mill (formerly Garrison Square) shopping center on East Mill Plain Boulevard, right next to Rally Pizza and Smokehouse Provisions. We hope to bring a world class beer experience to Vancouver Washington. We have 20 cooler doors filled with 7-800 different beers, wines, meads, sakes and ciders. We also have 24 taps filled with the best beer we can find. We carry beers from all over the world but always have a strong representation of beers from Washington and Oregon including Vancouver and Portland. We also offer a full and evolving food menu a growing selection of world class chocolates and can host private parties in our banquet room.

Tim is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. He attended undergraduate and graduate school at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. After earning a Master of Arts degree in non-US History from Missouri State University, he decided he was going to work in the beer field. He owes this inspiration to one of the best beer stores in the world, the Brown Derby International Wine Center. He  worked at the International Wine Center throughout graduate school which nurtured his borderline obsessive love of beer. After graduating from Missouri State University, he moved to Fort Myers Florida where he found employment as the downtown Fort Myers on-premise account manager for a beer wholesaler. While this proved an extremely dynamic and rewarding career, his dream has always been to open his own shop. In January 2015, fate knocked on his door, in the form of a text message. Tim’s longtime friend Ben shared a similar dream and was ready to act.  A few long phone calls later and Tim was on board with Ben’s Bottle Shop. A few months later, Tim made an epic cross country journey to Vancouver Washington and well, the rest is history!

 Ben is a long time hospitality industry veteran that met Tim while he was in nursing school in Springfield, Missouri. After he completed school he moved to the Pacific Northwest where he developed the concept pf Ben’s Bottle Shop.. The hours of sweat he put into this plan in the past year are finally, almost to realization! Please stay tuned for updates! For the quickest updates follow us on Twitter @bensbottleshop  Instagram @bensbottleshop or Facebook Bensbottleshop

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Left Ben Christly, right Tim Augustin.