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Waddell’s Noble has a handle on craft beer industry

The beer business just keeps getting bigger and better for Michael Noble. Since Noble opened Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub & Grille in south Spokane with his partners in 2008, the number …


Bills would loosen Washington’s liquor laws

OLYMPIA – For all the attention being paid to legal marijuana this session, it’s the more traditional legal intoxicant – alcohol – providing Washington legislators with a greater array of …


Three Montana rivers serve up tasty mix: fly-fishing, beer drinking

Fly-fishing and beer go together like apple pie and ice cream or peanut butter and jelly. Western Montana offers outstanding fly-fishing streams as well as a surprising number of microbrewing …


More stores hold wine tasting

EVERETT – Step away from your shopping cart and belly up to the bar. It’s happy hour at the grocery store.


New year brings new breweries

Looks like the new year will bring even more new breweries to the Inland Northwest. Among the latest local projects to surface:


Airlines serve up new fancy drinks

NEW YORK – Airlines have found a way to take the edge off the stress of flying and make a few extra bucks along the way: fancy new cocktails, craft …


Trickster’s treats

For Matt Morrow, it’s like Christmas in … well, December. Morrow had hoped to have his Trickster’s Brewing Co. in Coeur d’Alene up and running by July, if not sooner. …


Beer aficionados reap the benefits as retailers capitalize on liquor law

The privatization of Washington liquor sales has been a mixed bag for seekers of spirits, with prices running higher than the state-store days. But beer drinkers are benefiting. Two retailers …


Big Barn brews homegrown flavors

It’s the harvest season, time to enjoy the final fruits of the summer’s labors. On one Green Bluff farm, that means the arrival of the area’s latest brewery: Big Barn.


Spokane Party Trolley embraces drinking and riding

It’s green, 19 feet long, runs on 20 legs and produces a bit of a buzz. No, we’re not talking mutant insect. This is the Spokane Party Trolley – an …


Spokane Oktoberfest sheds its Bavarian roots

It’s September, so that means Oktoberfest time. Despite what the name might suggest, the true Oktoberfest in Munich spends most of its time in September, running for 16 days through …


Local crop of breweries just keeps on growing

Warm weather must make breweries grow, because they just keep sprouting around the area. Here’s the latest update on the upcoming crop: Red Barn – Agriculture is an apt analogy …


Belgian-style brewery Selkirk Abbey opens in Post Falls

A Belgian-style brewery in Post Falls may not seem like the logical next step in the evolution of the local craft beer scene. But that’s what homebrewing pals Jeff Whitman …


Iron Goat Brewing taps into creativity

The Garbage Goat sculpture in Riverfront Park is known for gulping down whatever bits of trash visitors put in its mouth. Now local beer lovers are eagerly guzzling the new …


Crafty move at No-Li Brewhouse

Spokane’s newest brewery is also its oldest. Those bottles of No-Li Brewhouse beers that are starting to show up in stores are a blend of homegrown pride and imported expertise.


You haven’t tried an IPA until you’ve sampled the dark side

Not that long ago, India pale ales were the province of only the most adventurous beer drinkers. Their origins were exotic enough: strong, highly hopped brews made to withstand the …


Operator stops alcohol sales at county’s oval race course

The oval track at Spokane County Raceway had something of a drinking problem last season, so the operator has stopped serving. Beer will continue to be poured in a roped-off …


Bustling Bend is awash in beer, thanks to thirsty outdoors lovers

BEND, Ore. – It was when the 20-something guest-of-honor in a beer-saturated bachelor party aboard the Cycle Pub mooned a passing limo that Bend really proved that, if anything, it’s …


Brewers spring forward with range of offerings

Now that our climate is starting to catch up with the calendar, it’s time to savor some spring seasonal beers. The offerings from local and regional brewers are as varied …


Ban sought on high-octane beer sales in East Central

Getting drunk in East Central could soon become more expensive. Spokane Mayor David Condon this week signed a petition asking the Washington State Liquor Control Board to ban the sale …


Briefcase

King beverage to buy Seattle beer distributor Spokane-based King Beverage Inc. plans to buy a beer wholesaler in the Seattle area in a transaction that will double the Spokane company’s …


2 live brews

No one needs an excuse to kick back with a cold brew on a holiday weekend. But just in case, there are two new area breweries to check out. Bi-Plane …


Culinary cupid

Whether you’ve found your perfect match or you’re still searching, celebrate the day dedicated to love with food pairings made in heaven. For Valentine’s Day we talked to local wine, …


Avoid trash talk by throwing green party

If you have plans to host a Super Bowl party you may have to deal with trash talking between guests, but you don’t have to deal with bags of trash. …


‘Organic’ label vexes hop farmers, brewers

YAKIMA – It wasn’t until recently that Moxee farmer Pat Smith finished selling a crop of organic hops that he grew two years ago. But he’s still sitting on another …


Candy, beer taxes taking effect in Washington

Along with the month of June come new sales taxes in Washington on candy, bottled water and mass market beer.


Brewery to focus on papa with new ale

Now that Mom is taken care of, the Coeur d’Alene Brewing Co. is making something special for Dad. The brewmasters there, with help from the staff at the Spokane Regional …


Gregoire signs package of tax hikes

OLYMPIA — Gov. Chris Gregoire signed two major tax increases Friday, insisting the state had no choice but to raise taxes on a wide range of businesses and consumer goods …


Cheap beer, wine sales banned downtown starting May 15

More than 30 low-cost, high-alcohol beers and wines can no longer be sold in downtown Spokane beginning May 15.


Washington hop crop a little too big

The hops crop in Washington this year is big — a little too big. Some farmers told The Tri-Cities Herald they’re leaving part of their crop on the vine because …