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‘You can always find a friend here’: The Baby Bar embraces its hole-in-the-wall vibe

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.

Northwest Wine: Washington’s wine roots are firmly planted in Yakima Valley

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 …


Northwest Wine: Horse Heaven Hills is home to stellar wines

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 …


On Tap: New brewery, Inland Ale Works, opening in Cheney

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 …


On Tap: Beer fans can still tap into the collaborative spirit of Craft Beer Week

Craft Beer Week may be over and done with, but there are kegs of some tasty collaborative brews still to be sampled.


Northwest Wine: Double gold indicates extra-special bottle

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, …


On Tap: Arena moves beer festival to align with Craft Beer Week

Arena event will now fall on second-to-last day of craft beer week.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Winery presses ahead: Bridge Press Cellars celebrates renovations, new ballroom event space

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 …


On Tap: River City celebrates new owner, new tasting area

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 …


On Tap: Selkirk Abbey, Hidden Mother merge operations

The move gives Hidden Mother access to Selkirk Abbey’s brewing system and bottling line.


Get Lit cancels Four Seasons event, will host happy hour instead

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.


On Tap: Local breweries, bars celebrate anniversaries

It’s the birthday month for a handful of Spokane-area breweries and taprooms.


Northwest Wine: Blind tasting offers delicious objectivity

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 …


Northwest Wine: Explore Washington’s newest shared wine region

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.


On Tap: Bellwether brewer leaving to start new brewery

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 …


On Tap: Locals offer new brews to celebrate Washington Beer Open House

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.

Northwest Wine: Pinot noir emerges from many corners of our region

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 …


On Tap: Lester Cup voting open at five Spokane breweries

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 …


Putting the spirits back into Soulful Soups & Spirits

The downtown eatery has revamped its cocktail menu, hiring a new bar manager with international experience to update and reinvigorate the bar program.


On Tap: Get ready for GruitFest at Bellwether

Bellwether’s third annual GruitFest on Friday features more than a dozen gruit ales, an ancient style brewed with herbs and usually no hops.


Northwest Wine: Great wines at bargain is what we all want

Nobody wants to pay too much for wine. The sweet spot is a wine that wins multiple awards yet still costs less than $20.


Spokane pair are partners in women-run, boutique Peruvian distillery PiscoLogia

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 …


On Tap: Lantern pours Oregon, Washington brews for annual Winter Beer Fest

The Lantern Tap House’s sixth annual festival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Where to go for bloody marys in the Inland Northwest

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.

Meet a few of Victor Palencia’s Platinum-winning wines

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 …


Northwest Wine: Leavenworth serves as wonderland for wine lovers

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 …


On Tap: 2018 brews in review

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for our annual look back at the year in beer, plus a preview of what lies ahead.


On Tap: Brewing up relief for Camp Fire victims

More than 1,200 breweries worldwide, including six in Spokane, have joined forces with Sierra Nevada to brew a beer to benefit those affected by last month’s devastating Camp Fire, which …


On Tap: Hidden Mother gets more visibility

The Liberty Lake brewery just signed a lease for space at Washington Street and Sharp Avenue to house a larger brewing system and a taproom. And next month, it heads …