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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: Brewers benefit from bounty of backyard hops

‘Fresh sheet” takes on a new meaning this month for beer lovers. Around the region, brewers are making their annual beers with fragrant, freshly harvested hops – and in a …


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 …


Local beers, new and infused

There’s a new player on the local beer scene, and his name is Randall. Actually, it’s Randall the Enamel Animal – a special tap system created by the quirky folks …


On Tap: Book sings praises of Gem State beers

When Steve Koonce was working his first teenage job at the old Jack in the Box in Post Falls, little did he suspect the unassuming city would someday be home …


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, …


With new beers, renovations, No-Li stays busy

While the attention lately has turned to all the newcomers, Spokane’s oldest and largest brewery isn’t standing still. No-Li Brewhouse continues to roll out new beers, fine-tune its brewing process …


Zythum Brewing Company: Crafting a vision

Deb and Shawn Carney have a grand vision for Zythum Brewing Co., taking root in the tiny Palouse farming community of Fairfield. Shawn Carney bought the former hardware store as …


Brewer taps into Perry district

Ben Lukes, and the South Hill, finally have a brewery to call their own. On Thursday, the former Big Sky brewer opened Perry Street Brewing in Spokane’s burgeoning South Perry …


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 …


Dog lover crafts own breed of beer

English Setter Brewing is a somewhat old dog attempting a new trick. Owner/brewer Jeff Bendio, a longtime home winemaker, has had his license to make and sell beer since fall …


Collaboration built on love of hops

In another sign of Spokane’s burgeoning beer renaissance, a local brewery is playing with one of the big boys. Jamie Floyd, co-founder of Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, was in town …


Last year’s momentum carries brewers into 2014

If you thought 2013 was a big step forward for local beer, wait until you see what’s coming this year. While more newcomers wait in the wings, existing breweries across …


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, …


Vet’s brewery up and running

When you walk into Mad Bomber Brewing, be prepared to share a stool, spiritually speaking. If you order a St. Nicholas Pale, you’re drinking with Staff Sgt. Nick Reid, who …


More local bottles, cans filling grocers’ shelves

It’s not quite Christmastime yet, but area brewers are putting good things in small packages. Laughing Dog and Orlison last week became the first Inland Northwest breweries to can their …


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 …


Find a brew – or a few – for every palate

If you’re one of those folks who has a hard time choosing among 31 ice cream flavors, your head just might explode at this weekend’s Inland NW Craft Beer Festival. …


Find a brew – or a few – for every palate

If you’re one of those folks who has a hard time choosing among 31 ice cream flavors, your head just might explode at this weekend’s Inland NW Craft Beer Festival. …


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 …