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On Tap: Bellwether celebrates meads and ales at second Braggotfest

Special events help keep things hopping at brewery during North Monroe construction.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

In Europe, bubble trouble: Continent faces shortage of carbon dioxide

Breweries across northern Europe are fretting about shortages of beer, slaughterhouses face possible shutdown and British consumers may find it harder to buy a popular breakfast food – all because …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Orlison Brewing will cease producing its own beer and shutter downtown taproom

The Airway Heights brewery will continue to make beers for No-Li Brewhouse on a contract basis, as it has been recently, but will no longer produce its own Orlison lineup.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Washington hops bring the flavor to booming craft beer industry

Whether your brew of choice is Budweiser or Bale Breaker, there are few places on Earth where you can sip a cold pint knowing the flavors came from a farm …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

Hops science driven by flavor trends

Historically, hops were mostly used as a bittering agent in beer. But the craft beer industry has changed that, giving rise to aroma hops designed to impart notes of fruit, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

On Tap: Iron Goat celebrates sixth with a mix of joy and sorrow

Mostly though, Saturday will be a party at the popular downtown brew pub.


Brewery told to stop making beer with hemp-derived extract

U.S. officials have ordered a San Francisco brewery to stop producing a specialty beer containing cannabidiol, the hemp-derived extract known as CBD, because it lacks the proper permitting.


The official beer of the royal wedding comes with a little bit of Washington state

Washington state’s wedding gift to Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle? It comes in the form of beer.


On Tap: With Craft Beer Week, the fun is just getting going

Here are some highlights of the happenings through the rest of the week.


Big plans are brewing for fourth annual Spokane Craft Beer Week

Annual beer fest is set for May 14-20.


Florida man asks about stealing beer; learns it means jail

A Florida man asked the store clerk, “What would happen if I stole some beer?” Police say Christopher Maxwell soon found out.


On Tap: Mountain Lakes Brewing opening Thursday in downtown Spokane

Co-owner/brewers Dave Basaraba and Tim Hilton, outdoor types themselves, got the concept from a 1920s-era promotional postcard that reads, “50 mountain lakes welcome you to Spokane.”


On Tap: Manito Taphouse hopped up for third annual March Madness

Each week for four weeks, Manito Taphouse customers can get blind flights of four different Washington IPAs for $5 and vote for their favorite.


On Tap: Slate Creek in Coeur d’Alene aims to reopen in March

Meanwhile, the Valley’s Badass Backyard brewing will open a satellite location in downtown Coeur d’Alene, inside the Coeur d’Alene Fresh market.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Turning to beet juice and beer to address road salt danger

Looking to strike a balance between ice-free roads and clean waterways, public works departments around the country are working to cut their salt use in winter by slathering the roadways …


On Tap: English Setter, Downdraft get new owners in the new year

The new year brings new owners to two local breweries, both younger couples who were longtime customers.


U.S. industries can start counting their benefits from tax law

Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans’ new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Carousing carolers celebrate Christmas Eve at Spokane’s Bellwether brewery

In its third year, about 70 revelers filled the craft brewery on North Monroe for some songs, suds and good cheer.


Milwaukee: More than just beer here

Milwaukee is like a smaller, more navigable Chicago, just as beautiful with its Lake Michigan shoreline. Just as trendy with its bars, hotels and restaurants. And just as artsy with …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 2:48 p.m.

Craft brewers: on the rise

Here’s a look at the leading local breweries with taprooms.


On Tap: Local breweries ready for holiday festivities

With Thanksgiving upon us, the local craft beer calendar is understandably sparse over the next few days. But things pick up the following weekend with the return of several pre-holiday …


Beer Choir brings communal singing to local breweries

The Inland Northwest Chapter of Beer Choir will host its November meeting on Monday at Bellwether Brewing Co.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Olympia Brewing Co. exhibit brings back memories: ‘Everybody has a story’

Joe Lohrengel worked in Olympia Brewing Co.’s bottle shop for 30 years, starting in the 1950s. He and his wife were among the first people through the doors of the …


On Tap: Favorite brewery haunts hosting holiday parties

Halloween is all about candy, of course, but it can also include beer. Among your foamier options for celebrating the season:


On Tap: Orlison brings home the gold from Great American Beer Festival in Denver

Orlison’s Boulder Garden Brown topped 62 other entries in the English-Style Brown Ale category in Saturday’s annual competition at the Denver festival, the nation’s biggest beer event.


On Tap: Big Barn pulls in half a ton of hops from Green Bluff field

Big Barn previously used some homegrown hops from a half-acre pilot patch, but this is its first large-scale crop. Five varieties were grown this year: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Willamette and …


Slower growth in craft brewing leads to hops surplus

Slowing growth in the craft brewing industry has contributed to a greater stockpile of hops in the Yakima Valley, which grows the vast majority of that key ingredient in beer.


WSU officials postpone any decisions on expanding alcohol sales at games

Alcohol sales to general ticket holders at Cougar football games will wait until at least next season while Washington State University officials re-examine the proposed move.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Brewery shipping water instead of beer for Harvey relief

An Anheuser-Busch brewery in Georgia is shipping canned drinking water to the American Red Cross to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana.


On Tap: Beer, cider makers bring their goods to Spokane Arena’s second Brewers Festival

Like last year, temperatures are expected to top 90 degrees. Tents will again provide shade and misting fans will be better positioned to cover more ground.