Stories tagged: Rick Bonino
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
On tap: Millwood Brewing opens
You’ll know when you’ve arrived at the Millwood Brewing Co. The area’s newest brewery, which opens Friday, sits a half-block west of Argonne on Frederick, but it’s hard to miss. …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
On Tap: Beer-y good year in review
The past year in local craft beer saw more breweries opening and in progress (along with a few closures), new brewing approaches and continued recognition regionally and nationally.
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
On Tap: River City to close its taproom this month
Since River City launched in 2013, four other brewery taprooms – Iron Goat, the Steel Barrel, Orlison and Whistle Punk –have opened on the west side of downtown.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 5 p.m.
On Tap: Area brewers celebrate August anniversaries
Happy birthday brews are in order.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6 p.m.
On Tap: Old brewing method returns with Bellwether’s Braggotfest
Braggot traces its origins to the Middle Ages among Nordic and Celtic populations (it’s mentioned in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales”). They likely started out by blending finished ale and …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Ode to Guinness: A perfect pint, indeed
“You pour it three-fourths of the way and you let it sit There’s a romance to it. There’s courtship and consummation.”
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014
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, …
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
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 …
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014
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 …
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
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 …
Fri., July 12, 2013
Leading with lagers
In Germany, beer purity laws stipulate that lagers contain only water, malted barley, hops and yeast. But when it comes to running a brewery, as Bernie Duenwald discovered, a fifth …
Fri., June 28, 2013
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, …
Wed., April 10, 2013
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 …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2013
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:
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012
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. …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2012
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 …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2012
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.
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012
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 …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2012
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 …