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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.


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.