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What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Celebrations continue for Oktoberfest and hops

Tap room manager Chris Harnett with an espresso milk stout at Whistle Punk Brewing on March 12. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
By Greg Wildermuth For The Spokesman-Review


Community Pint (120 E. Sprague Ave.) is bringing in the experts from Yakima’s Bale Breaker Brewing for its annual “Fresh Hop Workshop.” There’ll be several of Bale Breaker’s fresh hop beers on tap, and reps will be on hand to talk about hops and the fresh hop process. 4:30-8 p.m.


Downtown Spokane’s Whistle Punk Brewing (122 S. Monroe St.) is hosting its annual “Punktoberfest” on Friday and Saturday from 3-11 p.m. each day. Whistle Punk will have new German-style beers on tap, as well as a special food menu, German music, stein-holding contests and more.


From 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Iron Goat Brewing (1302 W. 2nd Ave.) is celebrating Oktoberfest with the release of its festbier and German-inspired menu items.

North Idaho Mountain Brewing is celebrating its seventh-annual Oktoberfest at its City Limits Brew Pub (108 Nine Mile Road, Wallace) from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Millwood Brewing (9013 E. Frederick Ave., Millwood) is throwing a release party for three new fresh hop beers. Come down to sample the new releases and enjoy games, giveaways, a food truck and other fun. 1-9 p.m.

Steady Flow Growler House (328 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley) is celebrating its fourth anniversary with the annual parking lot party from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be beer specials, tap takeovers, giveaways, games and food.


Bellwether Brewing (2019 N. Monroe St.) is preparing to brew its annual “Gru-It Ourselves” beer and is accepting donations of home-grown herbs, spices and hops that will be used to brew this community-themed beer. Donations must be identifiable and free of synthetic pesticides. Beer specials and other goodies will be available to all donors. 1-4 p.m.


Coeur d’Alene Taphouse Unchained (210 E. Sherman Ave.) is bringing in Oregon’s Pelican Brewing for a tap takeover and “Monday Night Football” watch party from 5-8 p.m. A Pelican rep will be on hand to talk beer and football.

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