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On Tap: With Craft Beer Week, the fun is just getting going

Three days in, Spokane Craft Beer Week is hitting full stride.

Here are some highlights of the happenings through the rest of the week. For full details of each day’s activities, visit our blog at


LINC Malt (formerly Palouse Pint) hosts a tap takeover at Cochinito Taqueria from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring beers made with the locally produced malt by Badass Backyard, Bellwether, Black Label, Genus, Steam Plant and Whistle Punk. They’ll be accompanied by a taco pairing menu and free appetizers.

Get $1 off pints and growler fills for IPA Day at Twelve String.

Badass Backyard releases its LINC Malt Marzen, with bingo at 6 p.m.

Hopped Up taps a Bloody Mary Pickled Jalapeño Ale.

Bellwether releases a Bring Your Wellies oyster stout collaboration with Millwood Brewing.

Get your first two pints for $4 at V Twin, with growler fills for $10 or $12.

Millwood Brewing offers specials through customer donations for employees of charitable organizations.

Perry Street Brewing has special beer, cheese and charcuterie pairings.


Twelve String hosts a Valley Brewery Day with guest kegs from other Spokane Valley brewers.

Bellwether’s third annual Brewers’ Showdown homebrew competition features five summer-themed beers. Customers can vote for their favorite through Saturday, with Bellwether brewing a big batch of the winning recipe.

Badass Backyard also hosts a homebrew competition from 5 to 8 p.m.

A dry-hopped sour saison collaboration will be released for the Good Brews podcast’s third anniversary party at Community Pint starting at 6, and in the Iron Goat taproom.

Perry Street’s Night of the Living Pils from 5 to 9 features $3 pints and 12-ounce pours for $2.

Hopped Up taps a Coffee Blaster pale.

Millwood Brewing releases its oyster stout collaboration with Bellwether and offers specials through customer donations for teachers and coaches.

Mountain Lakes taps a Tree Shaker peach hefeweizen and launches a raffle for stainless growlers and other prizes (drawing at the end of business Saturday).

Black Label features its recent Malt-O Trio doppelbock/barleywine/imperial stout collaboration blend with River City.

Roll doubles on the dice and get your first pint for $4 at V Twin.

The Viking hosts a Mario Kart video game tournament from 6 to 9 p.m. with teams representing Icicle, Orlison, Paradise Creek and Waddell’s; get $1 off all craft pints.


Perry Street and Seattle’s Fremont each tap two specialty casks for a Firk-Off starting at 5, plus a mystery small-batch offering from Fremont.

Look for special releases from The Steel Barrel’s three house breweries: a Young Buck barrel-aged sour, Little Spokane’s barrel-aged strong ale and a collaboration Belgian tripel between those breweries and TT’s Old Iron.

Bellwether showcases a collaboration blend of its botanical abbey ale and Mountain Lakes’ peach hefeweizen for a Bangers & Brews sausage feed to benefit the Inland NW Food Network.

A Waddell’s tap takeover at the Newport Highway Growler Guys from 6 to 8 will feature the new Basic Batch vanilla coffee cream ale.

Badass Backyard taps a specialty firkin at noon with $4 pints all day.

Hopped Up releases a Wild Red sour cherry ale.

Black Label pours a whiskey oak-aged S.M.O.G. imperial stout.

Millwood Brewing offers specials through customer donations for active and former military.


Four Perry Street beers will pour for a Keep It Hazy patio party starting at 4 p.m. at Republic Pi.

Badass Backyard taps a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout and has raffle drawings from 4 to 7 for tickets earned during the week.

Hopped Up brings back its Bananas Foster Imperial Stout.

V Twin releases a small-batch Kick Start Kolsch.

Black Label has all-day happy hour with $1 off pints.

Steady Flow Growler House welcomes The Hidden Mother for a tasting from 4 to 7 p.m.


Big Barn has live music on the lawn by Matt Mitchell from 2 to 5 p.m., with the Mac Daddy’s food truck from noon to 6.

Whitewater IPA returns at Badass Backyard, along with weekly yoga at 12:30 p.m.

Black Label offers $10 growler fills.

Freshly tapped

Along with the Basic Batch vanilla coffee cream ale mentioned above (6.2 percent alcohol by volume, 10 International Bitterness Units), Waddell’s has released an OMG orange/mango/guava sour collaboration with River City (6.2) and brought back its habanero-infused Strawberry Wildfire sour (5.9).

The summer seasonal Blood Orange Pale (5.4, 32) has returned at the Steam Plant.

English Setter is pouring a Dock Diver Raspberry Blonde (5, 10).

Mountain Lakes is serving a citrusy, toasty Red Sky IPA (7.3, 75).

Look for a pineapple-infused Hazy Daze of Summer IPA (7.5, 60) at Daft Badger, the Hazy May IPA (7, 42) at Black Label and a hazy, fruity She Knows I’m Legit IPA (6.7, 30) at Post Falls Brewing.

Daft Badger on Friday taps a stout collaboration with Bombastic.

No-Li wins at World Beer Cup

No-Li has become the first Spokane brewery to win a medal in the prestigious World Beer Cup competition. Its Born & Raised IPA took silver in the double red ale category in judging announced at the Craft Brewers’ Conference two weeks ago in Nashville.