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On Tap: Trickster’s latest treats: cask beers, barrel aging, cans

On the verge of turning 2 years old, Trickster’s is growing up fast. The Coeur d’Alene brewery is launching a weekly cask series, beginning a barrel-aging program and preparing to …


Trickster’s latest treats: cask beers, barrel aging, cans

On the verge of turning 2 years old, Trickster’s is growing up fast. The Coeur d’Alene brewery is launching a weekly cask series, beginning a barrel-aging program and preparing to …


A clean path from keg to glass

That beer in your glass is only as good as the line that carries it from the keg. Draft system cleanliness is the beer world’s dirty little secret. Across America, …


Brewers bring A-game

It’s a whole new ballgame for the Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival. Last year, the former Spokane Oktoberfest got a new name, and a new date: the final weekend of …


On Tap: Festival highlights No-Li’s small-batch big flavors

This weekend’s big beer news comes in small batches. No-Li is again pouring a dozen barrel-aged, infused and other specialty offerings Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in its second …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Temperatures topped 100 degrees in Spokane, prompting an increase in the sale of beer.


On Tap: No-Li adds summer wheat, milk stout, Belgian-style ale

It’s getting so you can’t keep all the new No-Li Brewhouse beers straight without a scorecard. The just-released, draft-only Expo ’74 Summer Wheat (4.4 percent alcohol by volume, 15 International …


Cheers to the canine crowd

Leftover grain from brewing often ends up in the stomachs of farm animals. But Pete Franz and Katie Wilds Wardall are steering some toward the mouth of man’s best friend …


On Tap: Trickster’s growing

Midway through its second year, Trickster’s has a few new twists up its sleeve. The Coeur d’Alene brewery will close to the public next week as it expands into adjacent …


On tap: Craft Beer Week a perfect time to make the rounds

Monday marks the beginning of Craft Beer Week, and local brewers and beer purveyors are gearing up for the festivities. While some of the planning was still in progress at …


On tap: Craft Beer Week a perfect time to make the rounds

Monday marks the beginning of Craft Beer Week, and local brewers and beer purveyors are gearing up for the festivities. While some of the planning was still in progress at …


On Tap: Help teen mothers with local beer, Longhorn Barbecue

With the weather warming, more beer events are sprouting around the area: • Regional breweries Big Barn, Hopped Up, No-Li, Orlison, Paradise Creek, Ramblin’ Road, Republic, River City, Steam Plant, …


Brewers fear proposed FDA rule would spike costs

Northwest beer brewers have joined a national outcry over a proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration which they say would make it prohibitively expensive for them to recycle …


On Tap: Ramblin’ Road finds its home

It’s been a long journey for Ramblin’ Road. The Spokane operation started distributing beer around town on a limited basis at the end of 2012 but didn’t finish its full-scale …


Wine sales keep rising, but we love our beer, too

Americans are continuing our love affair with wine as 2014 arrives, but we may love beer and spirits even more. Here’s what’s trending in drinks: • We love wine. We …


Waddell’s launches brewery

For five years, Michael Noble has been pouring other people’s beers at his Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub & Grille on South Regal. Now, Noble has a new North Side spot with …


Rich flavors make seasonals shine

For some of us, beer is as big a part of the holidays as cookies and carols. What better way to accompany tree trimming than Full Sail’s Wreck the Halls, …


Liven up the party with quirky barware, décor

Home beer and spirit-making have become popular hobbies. Bars and beverage stores feature a growing range of artisanal spirits and craft brews. Cocktail parties are back in vogue. And retailers …


Girls’ Pint Out unites Idaho women with a taste for craft beer

Grabbing a beer with the girls has a whole new dimension these days. There’s now a North Idaho chapter of Girls’ Pint Out, a national organization that brings together women …


Celebrating their craft

Spokane’s fall beer festival has a new name to match its new energy. The former Spokane Oktoberfest is now the Inland NW Craft Beer Festival, returning to Riverfront Park on …


Raise a glass to summer’s end

With summer winding down, the calendar is filling up with outdoor beer events: • Laughing Dog celebrates its eighth anniversary with its annual barbecue, Saturday from noon-7 p.m. at the …


Veteran infuses beers with military identity

The name of North Idaho’s next brewery may sound a bit wacky, but its inspiration is deadly serious. Mad Bomber Brewing is a project of Tom Applegate, a recently discharged …


Veteran infuses beers with military identity

The name of North Idaho’s next brewery may sound a bit wacky, but its inspiration is deadly serious. Mad Bomber Brewing is a project of Tom Applegate, a recently discharged …


A suds and spirits sampler

Beers from several area breweries will be poured at a pair of tasting events Saturday: • Budge Brothers, Iron Goat, No-Li, Orlison and River City, along with Alaskan and Budweiser, …


Local beers get cask treatment

When it comes to craft beer these days, “roll out the barrels” has a whole new meaning. Aging beer in barrels that previously held wine, whiskey or other spirits to …


Local beers get cask treatment

When it comes to craft beer these days, “roll out the barrels” has a whole new meaning. Aging beer in barrels that previously held wine, whiskey or other spirits to …


Tax extension for breweries off the table

OLYMPIA – Some businesses and their customers could see higher taxes starting this summer as the state tries to increase the money it spends on public schools, but beer-makers and …


Washington lawmakers face taxing dilemma

OLYMPIA – The Legislature looked at raising a wide array of taxes Friday. Taxes on beer, on gasoline and on bottled water. On doctors and lawyers, on janitors and on …


Small theaters get Senate’s approval to sell beer, wine

OLYMPIA – Small theaters would be able to sell beer and wine during movies under a bill that narrowly passed the Senate on Friday. Over objections from some senators that …


Alcohol OK in family theaters under Senate-approved bill

OLYMPIA – Small theaters would be able to sell beer and wine during movies under a bill that narrowly passed the Senate today.