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Rick Bonino

Breweries across the state are again opening their doors even wider on Saturday for the annual Washington Beer Open House.

Here’s what to expect at participating Inland Northwest breweries (special activities run from noon to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted): 

- English Setter is offering tours and beer specials through the day, and acoustic music by Geoff Haworth and Phil Kleinman later in the evening.

- Orlison will serve sneak-peek samples of some upcoming limited releases – including a rye India pale lager, and an Asian-inspired spiced summer beer – as well as Underground stout lager on nitro. Food will be available from Nordic Smoke BBQ.

- Paradise Creek in Pullman is hosting an “open brewhouse” where you can talk with the brewers about their process and taste upcoming releases. Look for barbecue specials in the pub.

- Ramblin’ Road will open at its regular time, 1 p.m., with brewery tours at the top of the hour through 5 p.m. A pair of barrel-aged specialties poured at last month’s Belgianfest in Seattle will see their first local release: Midnight Rambler, a dark sour aged for almost a year in Dry Fly whiskey barrels with figs; and Mosey-On, a golden strong sour aged for seven months in Barrister Winery cabernet and merlot barrels with apricots. Fill growlers for $10 (excluding barrel offerings), and all beers will be $1 off for Washington Beer Lovers members.

- River City will open at its regular time, 3 p.m., with a brewery tour at 4. After that, one customer will be picked to tap a firkin of River City Red dry-hopped with U.S. Goldings. All pints will be $3.

- Zythum will pour its second batch of Navis IPA made with wild “Trestle” hops that grow near the railroad trestle in Tekoa. There also will be tours and a brewing demonstration, with $1 off pints and taster flights.

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