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What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Tap takeovers, throwback movie nights and new releases

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Whistle Punk Brewing Co. will be showing lesser-known (or bad) movies monthly at its downtown taproom. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Whistle Punk Brewing Co. will be showing lesser-known (or bad) movies monthly at its downtown taproom. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
By Greg Wildermuth For The Spokesman-Review


Whistle Punk Brewing (122 S. Monroe St.) is hosting a new monthly cult-movie series in its taproom highlighting underappreciated (or just bad) action, sci-fi and horror films from the 1980s and ’90s. The movie, which is kept secret until the day of the event, starts at 7:15 p.m. Please note that this event will usually take place on the second Tuesday of each month going forward.


McClain’s Pizzeria (10208 N. Division St.) is hosting Yakima’s Bale Breaker Brewing for a tap takeover from 6 to 8 p.m. A representative from the brewery will be on hand with several award-winning beers and plenty of swag to give away throughout the evening.


Spokane’s Iron Goat Brewing (1302 W. Second Ave.) is releasing the fourth beer from its special Goatworks mixed-fermentation series and is celebrating with a tasting event in the taproom from 5 to 8 p.m.

The brewers will be there to talk about all that goes into producing mixed-fermentation ales, and they will be offering a tasting flight of the four current releases, plus a preview of the next release. Bottles of all released versions also will be available for purchase.

Inland Brewers Unite, the largest home-brew club in the region, is hosting its annual membership drive and fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Porch (1804 W. Broadway Ave.). This event will include a potluck dinner, several member-brewed beers to sample and a raffle to raise funds for the club’s projects and operating costs.

The $10 entry fee includes a 30-day trial membership to the club and admission to the event. Yearlong memberships are $35 and include special club glassware and other perks. If you are an aspiring home-brewer, this is a great place to start.


Natural 20 Brewing, formerly English Setter Brewing, is throwing a party to celebrate its new branding and renovated Spokane Valley taproom at 15310 E. Marietta Ave. The updated beer and food menus will be available, and there will be plenty of games to play from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Growler Guys in Coeur d’Alene (225 W. Appleway Ave.) is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a massive tap takeover featuring Oregon’s pFriem Family Brewers. The brewery will be bringing along 16 beers, and representatives will be on hand to talk about all the beer and the brewery itself from 2 to 5 p.m.

Bellwether Brewing (2019 N. Monroe St.) is continuing its weekly winter beer releases with the newest barrel-aged barley wine, Embers. Stop in to try it on tap from 1 to 9 p.m.

If you’re the kind of person who can’t wait for the winter weather to hit, head to Badass Backyard Brewing (1415 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley) starting at 7 p.m. for its “Pray for Snow” party. Snow and ski outfits are encouraged, and prizes, including a Mt. Spokane lift ticket, will be raffled off throughout the evening.


Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub & Grille (4318 S. Regal St.) is hosting a tap takeover by Oregon’s Deschutes Brewing. Enjoy specials on food and Deschutes beer, as well as brewery swag and other giveaways from 6 to 9 p.m.

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