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Spokane brewers win Washington Beer Awards; Chad White’s barbecue preview draws long lines; Grain Shed toasts first anniversary

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:20 a.m.

A long line of barbecue fans waits for Chad White’s new menu items at TT’s Old Iron Brewery on Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Spokane Valley. (Ashley Hayden / Courtesy)
A long line of barbecue fans waits for Chad White’s new menu items at TT’s Old Iron Brewery on Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Spokane Valley. (Ashley Hayden / Courtesy)

The seventh Washington Beer Awards were announced Sunday in Seattle, and 117 state breweries received recognition of gold, silver and bronze medals in 79 award category groupings.

Local honorees, announced at the Washington Brewers Festival at Marymoor Park in Redmond, included Iron Goat’s gold in brown porter and bronze in barrel-aged; Perry Street’s silver and bronze in session beers; Big Barn’s silver in strong lager; and Pullman’s Paradise Creek’s gold in schwarzbier.

Awards judging was June 1-2 at Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery in Lake City. Judges evaluated 1,467 beers from 193 breweries spanning 135 styles from the Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines for technical and stylistic excellence. For more on the awards and the complete list of results: wabeerawards.com/winners

Strong barbecue debut

A long line of barbecue fans awaited the Father’s Day preview of chef Chad White’s new menu at TT’s Old Iron Brewery, 4110 S. Bowdish Road, in Spokane Valley. A drive-by at 12:45 p.m. Sunday ahead of the 1 p.m. opening to the public saw the view in this photograph shared by White via text this morning.

White, whose High Tide Lobster 2 was announced Friday night at the Wonder Building grand opening, said via text, “Father’s Day was bananas for us. We ran out of ribs, brisket and turkey by 4 p.m. and pulled pork by 6 p.m. The only thing left over was chicken.”

The Grain Shed’s first anniversary

The Grain Shed, 1026 E. Newark Ave., is so pumped about being a part of the Spokane and South Perry communities that it is celebrating its first anniversary by hosting a celebration from 5-9 p.m. Saturday.

For the anniversary, the bakery and brewery will be serving a “whole, locally raised pig, an insane spread of sides and breads, as well as releasing some new beer especially for this event.” Per a Facebook post, tickets are not required for the soiree.

Email restaurant news to Food Editor Don Chareunsy: donc@spokesman.com.

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