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Our Story


Management Team

Chris Shirley 
Owner / Executive Chef

Ace Younggren
Asst. GM / Bar Manager

Michael Lockwood
Asst. GM / Operations

Jessica Bailey
Sous Chef

Alison Bumgardner
Catering Manager

Trevor Johnstone
Catering Executive Chef


—  Trails End  —

Established August 24th , 2012

Trails End's Story

Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant first opened its doors in March 2011 as Snohomish Beer & Wine, a small bottle shop dedicated to supplying the wedding industry with beer and wine as well as satisfying the craft beer needs of Snohomish locals. The overwhelming support and feedback from our loyal guests encouraged us to quickly grow and change, including increasing the number of taps, building a draught lineup to reflect the desires of our fellow craft beer enthusiasts, and by June, offering our delicious panini sandwiches (still on the menu today!). As support for our beer, wine, and food increased, we were bursting at the seams with our strong drive to offer new and exciting items!

After a lot of dedication, hard work, and planning, in August 2012, Snohomish Beer & Wine expanded and reopened as Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant. Now featuring 28 taps and over 100 bottles of beer from all over the world and a full menu focusing on homemade dishes using fresh ingredients, we aim to maintain the friendly neighborhood feel from which we grew – personal attention to every guest.

In January 2014, Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant was purchased by Chris Shirley, original designer of Snohomish Beer & Wine’s panini menu, Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant’s debut menu, and a collaborator of our current menu and ongoing specials. Every year we look back on this ongoing wild and wonderful ride; we find so much value in the many connections, friendships, knowledge, experience, and success we’ve been so fortunate to share with you. While we’ve definitely encountered our fair share of growing pains (thank you for your patience!), we assure you we are always and primarily committed to continue our quest to exceed our guests’ expectations.

In November 2015, we expanded upstairs to include more restaurant seating, an onsite banquet room, and are currently working on an onsite prep/catering kitchen so we can better serve our guests in the restaurant as well as our catering division! We are constantly striving to make more positive changes; we always welcome your feedback to better enhance the experience we offer, including your experiences with us, favorite beers, menus items, etc. Please, during any visit, feel free to ask your server for a comment/suggestion card to share with us!

We are so fortunate to have a strong, long tenured core team of people who believe in, and are committed to growth, improvement, and providing a consistently stellar experience for you! Please stay tuned for more exciting additions! 

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Trails End Mission Statement

Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant's mission is to consistently provide an exceptional dining and catering experience while continually evaluating opportunities to enhance our offering, strengthen our team, and exceed the expectations of our guests and community.

Trails End Vision Statement

Our vision is continuing the development of long term personal and business relationships within our area through our service, food and beverage, and vendor relationships that allow us to strengthen our business, provide for our family of employees, and give back to the community that supports us. 


March 2011

Snohomish Beer & Wine opens for retail business

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August 2011

Snohomish Beer & Wine is now serving food

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August 2012

Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant is born

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January 2015

New Year, new look