Stories tagged: beer
Thu., April 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
On Tap: Inland Northwest doing it part to keep up the beer boom
According to a new report from the Brewers Association, there were 5,301 operating breweries in the U.S. at the end of last year – up 17 percent over 2015, on …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Budweiser’s brewer won’t burn coal Trump vows to revive
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest beer maker, plans to get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 4 p.m.
On Tap: Manito, Lantern tap houses add some hops to March Madness
Manito features an all IPA lineup, while the Lantern has different kinds of beers squaring off.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
On Tap: Perry Street celebrates anniversary with Golden Growler raffle, firkins and more
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Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 5 p.m.
On Tap: Washington brewers open the taps for annual open house event
Breweries across the state again are hosting a slew of special activities for the seventh annual Washington Beer Open House on Saturday. Here’s what Spokane-area breweries have planned for the …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6 p.m.
On Tap: Four-Eyed Guys, Spokane’s latest nanobrewery, brings two beers to market
The newly licensed Spokane nanobrewery is introducing its first two beers at a pair of events Tuesday. The flagship Hoptometry IPA starts pouring at 11 a.m. at Hop Jack’s in …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, midnight
Budweiser may draw ire of Trump with immigrant-themed TV spot
Anheuser-Busch InBev unintentionally waded into political controversy with a 60-second Super Bowl commercial that touts inclusion and the American dream but could end up drawing the ire of half the …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 5:43 a.m.
Anheuser-Busch, Miller Coors to cut Montana barley contracts
Montana’s struggling agricultural economy has taken another hit following the decision by two of the state’s largest buyers of barley to reduce the number of contracts they offer to growers …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10 a.m.
On Tap: Whistle Punk taking over former deli spot downtown
Spokane’s downtown brewery district is getting another addition for the new year. Whistle Punk, which has been distributing its beer while searching for a taproom location, has signed a lease …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, noon
On Tap: Looking back at the beer news of 2016
This will go down as the year when the craft beer express started to lose a little momentum. Production growth is expected to drop below double digits for the first …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
On Tap: Trickster’s, Twelve String celebrate birthdays with barrel-aged beers
Both Trickster’s and Twelve String celebrate anniversaries this weekend with soured, dark barrel-aged beers: Trickster’s has two barrel offerings for its fourth anniversary party Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Gold Bud Light cans offer chance at lifetime Super Bowl tickets
Bud Light is offering beer drinkers who find special gold cans a chance to win tickets to the Super Bowl for the rest of their lives.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Washington tops in hops
For the past two years, Yakima Valley has grown more hops than any other place in the world, surpassing Germany. Overwhelmingly, hop growers and brewers point to craft beer and …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Beer sales not happening at Apple Cup game
Buying a beer inside Martin Stadium during a Cougar football game remains a no-go for the majority of fans as the final home game of the season, the annual Apple …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
With no cash on hand, state employee hands panhandler a beer. It cost him his job.
Kelly Clark of Spokane, who had worked for the Archaeological and Historical Services department at Eastern Washington University in Cheney for 16 years, lost his job in early September after …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 5 a.m.
Selkirk Abbey is beginning to branch out with more familiar offerings while deepening its Belgian beer roots.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, noon
On Tap: Bigger beers arrive as the days get shorter
The days may be growing shorter, but at least the beers are getting bigger. Heavy hitters are arriving at several events starting this weekend.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 3 p.m.
Harry Caray, this Bud’s for you.
Harry Caray, this Bud’s for you. Anheuser-Busch is honoring the legendary sportscaster with a video that has him calling the nail-biting end of Game 7 in the early hours of …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
On Tap: V Twin brings together brewer’s two loves
The new Valley brewery, in a business strip across from McDonald’s just south of Argonne and Montgomery, is named after a type of motorcycle engine. The L-shaped taproom, which w …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Beer run! Uber’s self-driving truck makes its first commercial delivery
The first commercial shipment by a self-driving truck was a beer run. Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving trucking unit, Otto, said Tuesday it partnered with brewing giant Anheuser-Busch Cos. to carry …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
On Tap: Badass moves beyond their own backyard
Badass Backyard Brewing is moving away from home. The beer still will be brewed in a detached shed at Charlene Honcik and Kendra Wiiest’s house in Millwood. But it will …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 1 p.m.
41 breweries lined up for craft festival
With a record 41 breweries in the lineup, this year’s Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival at minor league baseball’s Avista Stadium more than covers the bases for beer lovers of …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Grocer is 1st in Pennsylvania to sell wine since Prohibition
A grocery store in Pennsylvania has become the first since Prohibition to sell wine in the state.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
SABMiller to recommend AB Inbev deal despite value shift
The board of brewer SABMiller says it intends to “recommend” that shareholders accept Anheuser-Busch InBev’s revised takeover offer, clearing the way for a shareholder vote on the mega-deal.
Thu., June 23, 2016, noon
On Tap: Spokane brings home medals from Washington Brewers Festival
No-Li took home Large Brewery of the Year honors in this year’s Washington Beer Awards along with individual medals for five beers. River City, Waddell’s and Big Barn were the …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
EU gives go-ahead for huge beer merger
The European Union’s regulator has given the go-ahead to the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, clearing another hurdle for the combination of the world’s two biggest beer makers.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
State fines Anheuser-Busch over alleged violations in Seattle
The company that produces Budweiser is facing a $150,000 fine and a three-day suspension for allegedly violating Seattle’s liquor laws.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 4 p.m.
On Tap: Craft Beer Week kicks off
Spokane Craft Beer Week returns for its second year starting Monday, bigger and better than before.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Passenger’s quest for beer forced flight to divert to Portland, feds say
A passenger who authorities say forced an Alaska Airlines flight to be diverted after he didn’t get a beer has pleaded not guilty in Portland to a charge of interfering …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 6:26 a.m.
Ex-MillerCoors official pleads guilty in $8 million fraud
A former vice president at MillerCoors has pleaded guilty to defrauding the beer-maker of more than $8 million.