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On Tap: Bellwether brewer leaving to start new brewery

Thomas Croskrey is taking his Old World brewing approach into a new venture. Bellwether’s founding brewer is leaving after almost four years to launch his own brewery, which will continue to produce a mixture of modern and historical styles on a smaller scale.

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Northwest Wine: Pinot noir emerges from many corners of our region

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Among the noble varieties of wine grapes, perhaps the most revered is pinot noir. In its native Burgundy in France, it produces some of the world’s most cherished and expensive wines. In California, pinot noir has adapted well, resulting in wines of grace and depth from such regions as Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Carneros and in Santa Barbara County (made famous in the film “Sideways”).
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On Tap: Lester Cup voting open at five Spokane breweries

The winter Lester Cup competition is in full swing, featuring five big bone-warming beers from Spokane breweries: Bellwether’s Remembrance Russian imperial stout (10.5 percent ABV), cellared several months in kegs for extra smoothness. Bellwether is at 2019 N. Monroe St.