Spokane's Northern Lights Brewing Company has been renamed No-Li Brewhouse.
The new venture is headed by Northern Lights founder and head brewmaster Mark Irvin and craft beer industry veteran John Bryant, both of whom have deep roots in Spokane.
The distribution plan for No-Li Brewhouse will initially be Spokane, Denver and New York City.
“No-Li Brewhouse is a hometown brewer with aspirations of a regional brewery that builds an even stronger Spokane centric identity as a national craft beer destination,” Bryant said in a press release.
No-Li will produce 22-ounce bottles as well as draft brands in three styles that are an extension of Spokane and the culture of Expo ’74. They are Born & Raised IPA, Crystal Bitter and Silent Treatment.
The partners said they expect No-Li Brewhouse to be a significant economic contributor to Spokane through job creation, special events and philanthropic giving.
“When the economy was tough, we took the high road and re-invented, grew and became energized by the short-term set-back, just like other relatively small Spokane and U.S. companies,” Irvin said. “In other words, we dug-in.”
For eight years, Northern Lights made its home in Airway Heights producing primarily draft beer and self-distributing kegs to local restaurants and bars. In June 2002, it moved into Spokane to its location on the Spokane River and began operating as a brewery and pub.
For more information: www.nolibrewhouse.com.