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What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Flatstick’s grand opening, Twelve String’s eighth anniversary, Nordic dinner

Aaron Oakley plays miniature golf with his sons Hendrix, 7, and Brahm, 4, on Nov. 25 in the new Flatstick Pub in the M building in downtown Spokane. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Aaron Oakley plays miniature golf with his sons Hendrix, 7, and Brahm, 4, on Nov. 25 in the new Flatstick Pub in the M building in downtown Spokane. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
By Greg Wildermuth For The Spokesman-Review


Brandywine Bar and Bottle Shop (2408 W. Northwest Blvd.) is bringing in Spokane Valley’s YaYa Brewing for a featured tasting and beer flight from 5-7 p.m. Come down to learn more about one of the newest local breweries and sample some great beer.


Starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday, Pints Alehouse (10111 N. Newport Highway) will be bringing barrel-aged beers from Seattle’s Fremont Brewing out of the cellar and putting them on tap for everyone to enjoy. These will only be available in limited quantities, so get there early. Doors open at 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon on Saturday and Sunday.

Matchwood Brewing (513 Oak St., Sandpoint) is hosting a fundraiser for the North Idaho chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a conservation organization. From 5-9 p.m., Matchwood will be donating $1 of each pint sold, as well as hosting a raffle and giving away door prizes.


Natural 20 Brewing (15310 E. Marietta Ave., Spokane Valley) is celebrating the release of its newest beer, the “Boba” Brett Pale Ale. Stop in from 2:30-9 p.m. to sample this and other recently released beers from the former English Setter Brewing.

First Friday means that River City Brewing (121 S. Cedar St.) will be hosting its monthly garage party from 6-10 p.m. There will be beer specials all evening and live music starting at 7. Christmas sweaters are highly encouraged.


After several months preparing its new downtown Spokane location, Flatstick Pub (618 W. Main Ave.) is ready to celebrate its official grand opening from 11 a.m.-midnight. Enjoy more than 30 taps of Washington beer, food, a nine-hole mini-golf course and other games. Kid-friendly until 7 p.m.

Quartzite Brewing (105 W. Main Ave., Chewelah) is releasing its newest beer, a rye ale with ginger and orange peel, in conjunction with Chewelah’s annual City Sidewalks, a Christmas and crafts fair. Enjoy the fair in the afternoon, and stop by Quartzite starting at 4 p.m. to try this new release.

Millwood Brewing (9013 E. Frederick Ave.) is celebrating the beginning of winter sports season with its annual Snow Jam. Come dressed in your best snow outfits, and purchase raffle tickets to win great prizes and support the Mount Spokane Ski Racing Team from 5-9 p.m.


Twelve String Brewing Co. (11616 E. Montgomery Drive, Spokane Valley) is celebrating its eighth anniversary from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Twelve String will be releasing its anniversary beer and offering a custom salsa bar for attendees. Come celebrate one of the original Spokane Valley craft breweries.


Bellwether Brewing (2019 N. Monroe St.) is hosting a beer dinner with local food truck 509 Dine. The four-course, Nordic-themed menu will be paired with Bellwether beer. Tickets are $35 and should be purchased in advance by visiting Bellwether’s Facebook page.


Riverbank Taphouse (100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights) in Northern Quest Casino has been open for a year and is celebrating by offering $4 pour specials from regional breweries from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Brewery reps will be on hand and will be giving out birthday gifts every 20 minutes during the evening.

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