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Rick Bonino

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On Tap: New brewery, Inland Ale Works, opening in Cheney

When New Boundary Brewing opened in May 2015, it was Cheney’s first since the city voted to go dry back in 1910, forcing the closure of Bavaria Brewery. While New Boundary called it quits at the end of 2017, now another newcomer is moving into the building at 505 1st St.

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On Tap: River City celebrates new owner, new tasting area

Under new ownership, River City Brewing is bringing back an old fixture. A tasting area has been added inside the downtown brewery, which closed its previous taproom at the end of 2017. The space will be open Thursday through Saturday, and make its debut for today’s monthly First Friday party.

On Tap: Test out beers made with Soluble Oak

A Spokane man is working on a way to bring an oaky character to beer without the wood. Soluble Oak, still in the test phase, is aliquid concentrate designed to produce results similar to aging in barrels or on oak chips and staves. Some examples will be offered in a tasting Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Bellwether Brewing.
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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 to produce a mixture of modern and historical styles on a smaller scale.

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