Stories tagged: beer-drinks
Tue., July 9, 2019, noon
I consider myself much more of a beer enthusiast than an expert, so if I don’t know the answer, I bet that I can find someone who does. My main …
Mon., July 8, 2019, 1 p.m.
While much of Washington has a reputation for red wine grapes, the Ancient Lakes is best known for having a cooler climate and ideally suited for white varieties such as …
Tue., July 2, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
A decade ago, many Northwest rieslings would be on the sweet side. Thankfully, that is changing, blissfully so because more than any other wine, riesling can show astonishing range depending …
Sun., June 23, 2019
Baby Bar, known for its gem of a jukebox, all-around scrappiness and hand-written rules, is comforting in its no-nonsense but friendly approach to service. During the past dozen years, this …
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 10:17 p.m.
Yakima Valley today remains an important region with nearly 20,000 acres of wine grape vineyards and more than 60 wineries. While it nests in the expansive Columbia Valley AVA, there …
Tue., June 11, 2019, 3 p.m.
Horse Heaven Hills spans more than 570,000 acres, all of which are in the vast Columbia Valley. This area north of the Columbia River and primarily south of Yakima Valley …
Tue., June 11, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
When New Boundary Brewing opened in May 2015, it was Cheney’s first since the city voted to go dry back in 1910, forcing the closure of Bavaria Brewery. While New …
Mon., May 20, 2019, 5 p.m.
Craft Beer Week may be over and done with, but there are kegs of some tasty collaborative brews still to be sampled.
Mon., May 20, 2019, 2:08 p.m.
A double gold medal indicates that a wine earned a gold medal by unanimous vote, meaning every judge on a panel awarded it a gold medal. At a wine competition, …
Wed., May 8, 2019, 2:15 p.m.
Arena event will now fall on second-to-last day of craft beer week.
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 8:48 p.m.
Starting this month, the 25,000-square-foot Bridge Press Cellars in downtown Spokane officially opens a second-level ballroom event space to complement its tasting and dining room, bar and music space and …
Fri., May 3, 2019
Under new ownership, River City Brewing is bringing back an old fixture. A tasting area has been added inside the downtown brewery, which closed its previous taproom at the end …
Tue., April 23, 2019, 4 p.m.
The move gives Hidden Mother access to Selkirk Abbey’s brewing system and bottling line.
Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:51 p.m.
The happy hour, at Wandering Table, 1242 W. Summit Parkway, from 4-6 p.m. on April 22, features food and drink inspired by the poems of Washington-area poets.
Tue., April 9, 2019
It’s the birthday month for a handful of Spokane-area breweries and taprooms.
Tue., April 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
The natural tendency is to be swayed by knowledge. If you are tasting one of the world’s most famous wines – say, a First Growth Bordeaux – there’s an inclination …
Mon., March 18, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
There’s a rich history of grape growing and winemaking in the Lewis-Clark Valley that can be traced back to 1872. Alas, history was all that was left in the wake …
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
A toast to the Irish doesn’t have to feature Guinness. Here are some Spokane-area stouts worth a taste this St. Patrick’s Day
Forget green beer – if you want to imbibe in true Irish fashion this St. Patrick’s Day, keep it black.
Wed., March 13, 2019
Thomas Croskrey is taking his Old World brewing approach into a new venture. Bellwether’s founding brewer is leaving after almost four years to launch his own brewery, which will continue …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 2 a.m.
Work is about to begin on The Hidden Mother’s new brewery and taproom at Washington Street and Sharp Avenue following federal permitting delays during the government shutdown
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.
Among the noble varieties of wine grapes, perhaps the most revered is pinot noir. In its native Burgundy in France, it produces some of the world’s most cherished and expensive …
Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 3 p.m.
The winter Lester Cup competition is in full swing, featuring five big bone-warming beers from Spokane breweries: Bellwether’s Remembrance Russian imperial stout (10.5 percent ABV), cellared several months in kegs …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
The downtown eatery has revamped its cocktail menu, hiring a new bar manager with international experience to update and reinvigorate the bar program.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 1 p.m.
Bellwether’s third annual GruitFest on Friday features more than a dozen gruit ales, an ancient style brewed with herbs and usually no hops.
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5 p.m.
Nobody wants to pay too much for wine. The sweet spot is a wine that wins multiple awards yet still costs less than $20.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 5 p.m.
Pisco is a clear grape brandy that carries protected status, like Champagne. It is the national drink of both Chile and Peru. The spirit has a rich, centuries-old heritage in …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, noon
The Lantern Tap House’s sixth annual festival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 6 a.m.
It doesn’t really matter how you feel about tomato juice. It’s going to be doctored up, anyway.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Palencia long has been recognized as one of the brightest rising stars in Washington wine country, but his showing in Wine Press Northwest magazine’s most recent Platinum Judging shows he’s …
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 11:05 a.m.
Leavenworth, Washington state’s Bavarian-themed town on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, is a perfect example of wineries taking advantage of an existing tourism base to sell wine directly …