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What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Raise a glass to Washington beer during open houses

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Beer, glorious beer. Celebrate it! (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Beer, glorious beer. Celebrate it! (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
By Greg Wildermuth For The Spokesman-Review


Badass Backyard Brewing (1415 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley) is hosting a special night of trivia from 6-8 p.m. to benefit Victoria’s Voice, a local nonprofit that provides services to fight the opioid epidemic in the community.

Starting today and continuing through the weekend, Northstar Taps (1818 Second St., Cheney) is celebrating hazy beer from some of your favorite local breweries with a five-sample flight special. It is rare to have this many local hazy IPAs in one place, so get there before it’s gone. Hours are 3-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and noon-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


The Washington Beer Commission is celebrating its annual Washington Beer Open House, which encourages state breweries to host special events that highlight great local beer. Several local breweries have events planned. This is not a comprehensive list. Stop in at any of your favorite local breweries and raise a glass to Washington beer.

Humble Abode Brewing (1620 E. Houston Ave.) will be releasing a new collaboration brew with fellow Washington brewery Precious Things Fermentation Project starting at noon. Brewery tours also will be offered throughout the day.

Bottle Bay Brewing (503 1/2 E. 30th Ave.) will have extended hours and offer brewery tours from noon-5 p.m.

Bellwether Brewing (2019 N. Monroe St.) is kicking off its Barrel Madness March, where Bellwether will be featuring at least one special barrel-aged beer every Friday and Saturday from 1-10 p.m. in March. The first release is “The Clever Otter,” a barrel-aged pale ale.

Quartzite Brewing (105 W. Main Ave., Chewelah) is hosting its fifth annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Tickets are $15, and proceeds benefit the Kettle Range Conservation Group. The films start at 6:30 p.m.

Lewiston is hosting its annual brew fest at the Nez Perce County Fair Building (1229 Burrell Ave.) from 2-7 p.m. Tickets start at $15 for this 21+ event and include a commemorative tasting glass and eight sample tokens.

Northstar Taps is throwing a Leap Day party from 3:30-8:30 p.m. to benefit Paths of Hope Animal Rescue, with $1 from each pint sold donated to the organization and several adoptable dogs on hand looking for their forever homes.


The Boomtown Bar at 49 Degrees North Ski Resort (3311 Flowery Trail Road, Chewelah) is hosting a local brew fest from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This 21+ event is $12 and includes a commemorative cup and three samples.

Follow @509beerblog on social media for more of Greg Wildermuth’s beer coverage.

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