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What’s Hoppin’ This Week: YaYa celebrates opening, Bellwether turns 4

A fire pit keeps the Flying Goat diners warm as they enjoy artisan pizzas on the patio at 3318 W. Northwest Blvd. in 2014. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
By Greg Wildermuth For The Spokesman-Review


The Flying Goat (3318 W. Northwest Blvd.) is hosting its annual “Wild at the Goat” sour beer night featuring nine brews from all around the west. 4 p.m. until close.

Riverbank Taphouse at Northern Quest Resort & Casino (100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights) is hosting Pullman’s Paradise Creek Brewing for a special tap takeover from 6-8 p.m. Several beers will be on tap, and representatives will be on hand to talk about the brewery.


New brewery YaYa (11712 E. Montgomery Drive, Spokane Valley) is celebrating its grand opening with a weekend-long party featuring live music, food trucks, games and Saturday morning yoga. The party starts at 5 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Bellwether Brewing (2019 N. Monroe St.) is turning 4 and has events lined up all weekend to celebrate, including beer specials and limited releases, merchandise giveaways and Bellwether-themed trivia. The festivities begin at 3 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

CenterPlace Regional Event Center (2426 N. Discover Place, Spokane Valley) is hosting a weekend-long Oktoberfest celebration with German music, food, games and, of course, beer. The event is 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. This is an all-ages event until 9 p.m.

The Steel Barrel (154 S. Madison St.) is inviting all runners to compete in a beer mile to raise money for a scholarship fund for the wine and beverage management program at WSU. Ten Pin Brewing from Moses Lake is sponsoring the event, which starts at 5:30 p.m., although it is suggested that participants arrive early to get registered. Spectators are encouraged.

River City Brewing (121 S. Cedar St.) is hosting a “Hops for Hounds” event to raise funds for SpokAnimal. One dollar from every pint sold will be donated. There will be gift baskets for raffle, and SpokAnimal will be bringing adoptable dogs. 5-9 p.m.


MickDuff’s Brewing (220 Cedar St., Sandpoint) is hosting its sixth-annual Hoptoberfest at its beer hall from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. The event will feature fresh hop and German beers, live music and games all day long.

Republic Kitchen + Taphouse (120 E. Fourth Ave, Post Falls) is bringing in Boise’s Payette Brewing to celebrate fresh hop season. Payette beers will be available in $5 pints or a $10 collectible stein. Enjoy games, music and a German-themed food menu. Noon-5 p.m.

Post Falls Brewing (112 N. Spokane St, Post Falls) is celebrating Oktoberfest from noon-10 p.m. with several newly released German-style beers, live music and food trucks.

Big Barn Brewing (16004 N. Applewood Lane, Mead) is hosting local breweries for a fresh hop festival featuring beers brewed with hops harvested from Big Barn’s hopyard and malt from LINC Malt from 3-7 p.m. In addition to the beer, there will be live music and food trucks.

Find more beer news at Wildermuth’s blog