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UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 12:57 p.m.

A toast to the Irish doesn’t have to feature Guinness. Here are some Spokane-area stouts worth a taste this St. Patrick’s Day

Forget green beer – if you want to imbibe in true Irish fashion this St. Patrick’s Day, keep it black.


On Tap: Bellwether brewer leaving to start new brewery

Thomas Croskrey is taking his Old World brewing approach into a new venture. Bellwether’s founding brewer is leaving after almost four years to launch his own brewery, which will continue …


On Tap: Locals offer new brews to celebrate Washington Beer Open House

Work is about to begin on The Hidden Mother’s new brewery and taproom at Washington Street and Sharp Avenue following federal permitting delays during the government shutdown


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 …


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: 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: 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: 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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Anheuser-Busch on its way to becoming king of craft beer too

This summer, a torch has quietly been passed: By at least one metric, Anheuser-Busch – the same Anheuser-Busch that made no authentic craft beer a decade ago – is now …


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.


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: 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.


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.


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: Trickster’s wins National IPA Championships

The Coeur d’Alene brewery’s Juice Box IPA was named grand champion of the competition sponsored by the Brewing News.


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.


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.


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.


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: 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.


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) – …


On Tap: Washington brewers open the taps for annual open house event

Breweries across the state again are hosting a slew of special activities for the seventh annual Washington Beer Open House on Saturday. Here’s what Spokane-area breweries have planned for the …


On Tap: Whistle Punk taking over former deli spot downtown

Spokane’s downtown brewery district is getting another addition for the new year. Whistle Punk, which has been distributing its beer while searching for a taproom location, has signed a lease …


On Tap: Looking back at the beer news of 2016

This will go down as the year when the craft beer express started to lose a little momentum. Production growth is expected to drop below double digits for the first …


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


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 …