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Celebrate with Twelve String Brewing Co.

Terry and Sue Hackler are celebrating the first anniversary of Twelve String Brewing Co. starting today with the release of Anniversary Ale Volume 1.

The beer is a double IPA style with 9 percent alcohol by volume and 100 international bitterness units, said brewer Terry Hackler in a news release. It packs a huge amount of hop flavor and aroma, he said.

The beer in being released for the first time today at the Twelve String Brewing Co. taproom in Spokane Valley, 11616 E. Montgomery Dr., Suite 26. Pints Alehouse in north Spokane will host a release party on Wednesday and The Hop Shop on Spokane's South HIl hold one on Thursday. Along with the Anniversary Ale Volume 1, the shops will also feature the first release of a cask conditioned 12 Strings of Winter Ale and a limited edition barrel aged Blackberry Stout.

The Twelve String Brewing Co. taproom is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3-10 p.m.; Friday, 3-11 p.m. and Saturday noon to 11 p.m.

Here comes 7/Seventy

Beer lovers should take the time today to check out an unusual release from the brewers at Golden Hills Brewing Co.

Bernie Duenwald is hitting seven area bars with the brewery's new India pale lager, called 7/Seventy. The beer, named because it is 7 percent alcohol by volume and 70 IBUs (that's beer geek speak for International Bitterness Units, a measure of bitterness in the beer. )

Duenwald, who created and brewed 7/Seventy, says despite the popularity of India pale ales, the lager versions are downright rare. Of course, a craft brewery like Golden Hills, that specializes in lagers rather than ales is also unusual.

The original India pale ales were brewed by the British with extra malt and hops as preservatives for the long boat trip to Brits in India.

7/Seventy has all of the flavor of an India pale ale, but with a clean finish, Duenwald says. “You get all of the front end kick of an IPA but you get an easier finish,” he says.

They tapped the first keg over the weekend at Bubba's Bar and Grill in Reardan, Wash. (Duenwald's favorite hangout.)

Today, they start the 7/Seventy launch at 1 p.m. at the Post Street Ale House, in downtown Spokane, before moving to six other places around the area. He says they'll spend about an hour at each location before moving to the next bar. The bars won't tap the kegs until Duenwald and his crew arrive.

Here's the plan:

1. Post Street Ale House, 1 N. Post St.

2. Fast Eddy's, 1 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard

3. The Swinging Doors, 1018 W. Francis Ave.

4. Manito Tap House, 3011 S. Grand Boulevard

5. The Hop Shop, 3803 S. Grand Boulevard

6. Black Diamond Sports Bar, 9614 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley

7. Village Tavern, 13119 W. Sunset Highway, Airway Heights

Want more details? Go to the Golden Hills Brewing Co. website or Facebook page.

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