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What’s Hoppin’ This Week: ‘Stoked on Oak,’ Abominable Snowman, doughnut-and-beer dinner and ‘Pints for Paws’

Republic Pi’s interior design is Texas industrial meets minimalist Japan. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
By Greg Wildermuth For The Spokesman-Review


Republic Pi (611 E. 30th Ave.) is hosting its annual “Stoked on Oak” event featuring barrel-aged beers from all over the West Coast. These difficult-to-find, limited-batch beers will be tapped starting at 5 p.m. and are only available till they sell out, so get there early.


Oregon’s Pelican Brewing will be visiting the Flying Goat (3318 W. Northwest Blvd.) and bringing Christmas cheer with an Ugly Sweater Party and tap takeover from 5-11 p.m. There’ll be great Pelican brews on tap, giveaways and prizes for the best ugly sweaters.


The Steel Barrel (154 S. Madison St.) and Seattle’s Fremont Brewing are throwing an Abominable winter party featuring 10 barrel-aged Fremont beers. Fremont also is sending its Abominable Snowman beer rep to take pictures and talk about the brewery. A $5 donation to Second Harvest gets you a photo, pint glass and limited-edition Fremont Abominable sticker.

River City Brewing (121 S. Cedar St.) is raising money to help spread holiday cheer to shelter animals by partnering with SpokAnimal for a “Pints for Paws” fundraiser from 5-8 p.m., with $1 of each pint sold donated. There’ll be a raffle featuring pet-themed gift baskets, and adoptable animals will be on hand in case you’re looking to add to your family this Christmas.


As mentioned in my column 509 Beer, Project Craft Brewing is celebrating its launch party from noon-10 p.m. at Community Pint (120 E. Sprague Ave.). PCB will have six beers on tap, and brewers will be around to talk about the new brewery. Local food truck 509 Dine will serve food from 5-8 p.m. Stop by for beer and to wish everyone well on this exciting, new venture.

Nectar Wine and Beer (1331 W. Summit Parkway) in Kendall Yards is hosting a beer and doughnut pairing featuring doughnuts from neighbor Hello Sugar from 12-6 p.m. Enjoy a beer flight paired with the desserts. Reservations are encouraged. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Steady Flow Growler House (328 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley) is hosting its annual Barrel Aged Fest from 12-6 p.m. featuring more than 15 taps of barrel-aged beers from the Northwest and beyond.

Mountain Lakes Brewing Co. (201 W. Riverside Ave.) is hosting a fundraiser for the Women’s March of Spokane. One dollar from each pint sold all day will be donated to support the cost of organizing and executing the march on Jan. 18.


Happy Trails to Brews (9025 N. Indian Trail Road) is hosting local craft vendors for a bazaar from 2-6 p.m. Stop by, enjoy a nice beer and get some Christmas shopping done while supporting local craftspeople.

Santa is coming to Millwood Brewing (9013 E. Frederick Ave., Millwood) from 4-6 p.m. Stop by with the family to get your picture taken and enjoy some craft beer. Root beer floats and treats also will be available for the kids.


Millwood Brewing also is hosting its second beer dinner series with 509 Dine, this time featuring Christmas foods from around the world paired with Millwood beer. Tickets for the five-course meal and beer pairings are $35 and must be purchased in advance.

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