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Monday, February 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew

Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York.


On Tap: Lester Cup voting open at five Spokane breweries

The winter Lester Cup competition is in full swing, featuring five big bone-warming beers from Spokane breweries: Bellwether’s Remembrance Russian imperial stout (10.5 percent ABV), cellared several months in kegs …


Leavenworth welcomes partiers but not partakers

While many Washington cities and towns are actively encouraging and promoting cannabis tourism and commerce, the tourist town of Leavenworth continues to pass on allowing pot shops or other marijuana …


On Tap: Get ready for GruitFest at Bellwether

Bellwether’s third annual GruitFest on Friday features more than a dozen gruit ales, an ancient style brewed with herbs and usually no hops.


More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the …


On Tap: Lantern pours Oregon, Washington brews for annual Winter Beer Fest

The Lantern Tap House’s sixth annual festival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


On Tap: 2018 brews in review

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for our annual look back at the year in beer, plus a preview of what lies ahead.


On Tap: Brewing up relief for Camp Fire victims

More than 1,200 breweries worldwide, including six in Spokane, have joined forces with Sierra Nevada to brew a beer to benefit those affected by last month’s devastating Camp Fire, which …


On Tap: Hidden Mother gets more visibility

The Liberty Lake brewery just signed a lease for space at Washington Street and Sharp Avenue to house a larger brewing system and a taproom. And next month, it heads …


On Tap: Brewing up new business

Craft breweries continue to grow at a staggering rate. According to a report last week from the Brewers Association, the number of breweries nationwide has climbed to 7,082 – a …


On Tap: Local breweries offer up Halloween treats

Here’s what local breweries and craft beer bars have planned to help you celebrate adult-style.


On Tap: Freshtival celebrates fresh hops with brews from around the region

Fresh hop season starts winding down in a big way this weekend at The Lantern Tap House.


On Tap: Local breweries getting fresh

Fresh hop season is in full swing, with the fragrant, farm-ripe beers flowing at breweries across the area.


Beer’s bitter delight is tasted in the gut

Hoppy beers are famous as a driver of craft brewing. But the challenging taste of hops goes far beyond the palate. According to a new study from Scripps Research scientists, …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Hard seltzers on the rise, sold as a ‘better-for-you’ way to catch a buzz

Hard seltzers, the feistier cousins of nonalcoholic sparkling waters like LaCroix, are surging in popularity – a small but growing reason for optimism within the flagging beer industry.


On Tap: Find fresh brews at Craft Beer Festival

The Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival returns to Avista Stadium on Sept. 21-22 with a familiar format and another slew of fresh faces. Thirteen of the 40 breweries scheduled to …


On Tap: Downtown breweries get ready for SMaSH competition

Through August, special single-malt and single-hop (SMaSH) beers are on tap at Bellwether, Black Label, Mountain Lakes, Whistle Punk and Young Buck (the latter at The Steel Barrel). The winner …


On Tap: 30 breweries set to join third annual Spokane Brewers Fest at Spokane Arena

Spokane Brewers Festival trades in hot parking lot for cool Arena air conditioning.


On Tap: Bellwether celebrates meads and ales at second Braggotfest

Special events help keep things hopping at brewery during North Monroe construction.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

In Europe, bubble trouble: Continent faces shortage of carbon dioxide

Breweries across northern Europe are fretting about shortages of beer, slaughterhouses face possible shutdown and British consumers may find it harder to buy a popular breakfast food – all because …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Orlison Brewing will cease producing its own beer and shutter downtown taproom

The Airway Heights brewery will continue to make beers for No-Li Brewhouse on a contract basis, as it has been recently, but will no longer produce its own Orlison lineup.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Washington hops bring the flavor to booming craft beer industry

Whether your brew of choice is Budweiser or Bale Breaker, there are few places on Earth where you can sip a cold pint knowing the flavors came from a farm …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

Hops science driven by flavor trends

Historically, hops were mostly used as a bittering agent in beer. But the craft beer industry has changed that, giving rise to aroma hops designed to impart notes of fruit, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

On Tap: Iron Goat celebrates sixth with a mix of joy and sorrow

Mostly though, Saturday will be a party at the popular downtown brew pub.


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.”