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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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

On Tap:

Selkirk Abbey is beginning to branch out with more familiar offerings while deepening its Belgian beer roots.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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.

On Tap: Craft Beer Week kicks off

Spokane Craft Beer Week returns for its second year starting Monday, bigger and better than before.

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 …

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.

Prost! Germany celebrates 500 years of beer purity law

To some it’s the real deal, to others it’s a bland brew, but thanks to a 500-year-old rule everybody can be sure what’s in German beer. Chancellor Angela Merkel was …

Post Falls Brewing set to open the tap

Post Falls Brewing celebrates its grand opening this weekend.

100 years ago in Eastern Washington: ‘Huge armies’ of crickets worry farmers

From our archives, 100 years ago The war against crickets was renewed for a second straight year in Ephrata and Wilson Creek. “Huge armies” of crickets were heading toward wheat …

New breweries ready to make their debuts

Spokane’s two newest breweries will make their public debuts next Friday. Young Buck and Little Spokane are among at least 12 breweries and cideries that will be featured in Craft …

He’s not always unemployed, but when he is, it’s because he was dumped

Mexican beer brand Dos Equis is letting go of its gray-haired spokesman, 77-year-old Jonathan Goldsmith, and replacing him with another actor. Goldsmith, known in the ads as the “Most Interesting …

Doug Clark: Aspiring mug club members remind us what made this country great

Pioneer toughness was on display as bar patrons lined up in the cold, hoping to be added to the Lantern Tap House’s mug club.

SABMiller meets with investors amid takeover bid

SABMiller met with investors Friday to underscore its strength as an independent company, as the world’s second-biggest brewer seeks to head off a takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Inslee signs bills to ease liquor laws, ban powdered alcohol

OLYMPIA –With several strokes of the governor’s pen, Washington’s liquor laws were loosened up Thursday, allowing bars to offer small samples of beer and wine, grocery stores to sell large …

Downtown alcohol impact area designation up for state renewal

Spokane police hope the state Liquor Control Board will continue to ban the sale of certain high-alcohol beverages in the downtown area, though department data about its effectiveness is limited. …

CdA craft beer fan makes his dream a reality with Filling Station on 5th

“Fill ’er up” has a new meaning for Coeur d’Alene beer buffs. The city’s first growler specialty shop, the Filling Station on 5th, had its official opening last weekend in …

Backyard Brew

When life hands you lemons, the saying goes, you make lemonade. And when life hands you hops and barley, well … it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what …