Stories tagged: beer
Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
Tailgating at Idaho Vandals games may get a little more legal
A portion of Moscow’s city code may be amended to allow tailgaters at University of Idaho football games to consume alcoholic beverages in areas outside the Kibbie Dome.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
On Tap: Christmas in July returns to River City
It’s too hot for an ugly sweater contest, but not winter seasonals in summer.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Northwest hop acreage estimated to increase by 6 percent
Washington, Oregon and Idaho are on pace to set another record in hop acreage, but reports indicate supply is catching up to demand.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
On Tap: Bombastic offers big taste in small batches
Local beer drinkers soon will learn what being Bombastic is all about. To the owners of Bombastic Brewing, North Idaho’s newest brewery, it’s about adventurous recipes (and curious names) – …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
UK hails man who fled attack holding beer an unlikely hero
People in the U.K. have responded to the deadly London Bridge attack with sorrow and distinctly British humor, hailing a man pictured walking away from the mayhem holding a pint …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 5 p.m.
Spokane Valley’s Badass Backyard Brewing combines pints and poses in boga classes
At Badass Backyard Brewing, boga (beer plus yoga) classes are changing how people enjoy both pints and poses.
Mon., May 15, 2017
Craft Beer Week: Spokane’s local breweries hit their stride
Brewers and beer aficionados in town say Spokane’s beer scene is growing up, and branching out, a testament to the region’s growing craft beer scene. The pace of new breweries …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
On Tap: Week of fun brewing with craft beer
The local beer scene continues to explode, and Spokane Craft Beer Week is keeping pace. The third annual celebration, which runs from Monday through May 21, features a bigger-than-ever array …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
New Washington laws cover liquor samples, wine auctions, tasting rooms
Washington’s evolving liquor laws add mixers to liquor samples, tasting rooms for wineries and a legal recognition of mead.
Thu., April 27, 2017
Former Coeur d’Alene Brewing owner opening new pub, but not brewing
Thomas W. Fisher opened Coeur d’Alene Brewing and its accompanying T.W. Fisher’s brewpub in 1987 and scored a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival for his Centennial Pale …
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
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 …