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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.


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.


On Tap: Christmas in July returns to River City

It’s too hot for an ugly sweater contest, but not winter seasonals in summer.


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.



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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …