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Drinkers want fizz, low carbs, and Super Bowl ads reflect it

When Americans crack open a cold one during today’s Super Bowl, it might not be a traditional domestic beer.


New Belgium Brewing workers back sale to Kirin subsidiary

Employees approved the sale of one of the largest U.S. craft breweries to a subsidiary of Japanese beverage company Kirin in a vote that ended Tuesday, clearing the way for …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Spokane ranks among best cities for beer drinkers, group says

That cracking sound ain’t just a beer can being opened – Spokane has cracked yet another top list. To find the best cities for beer drinkers, SmartAsset analyzed metrics related …


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: ‘Stoked on Oak,’ Abominable Snowman, doughnut-and-beer dinner and ‘Pints for Paws’

Republic Pi (611 E. 30th Ave.) is hosting its annual “Stoked on Oak” event featuring barrel-aged beers from all over the West Coast. These difficult-to-find, limited-batch beers will be tapped …


The Dirt: Texas-themed bar to open in downtown Spokane

Little Sumthin’ owner Austin Estrada filed an application with the city in October to convert a former photography studio at 301 W. Second Ave. into a 600-square-foot bar.


New brewery in West Central in works

Orcutt Brewery will be built on a vacant lot across the street from the car wash facility constructed in 2016 on a full city block at Gardner Avenue and Ash …


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Vanilla Bourbon Stout, ALS IPA, Greyhounds fundraiser + more

River City Brewing (121 S. Cedar St.) is throwing a release party for the 2019 edition of its newly reimagined Vanilla Bourbon Stout from 4-10 p.m. Enjoy live music and …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Fat Tire brewer bought by Kirin in latest Japan craft beer deal

New Belgium Brewing, one of the largest craft beer companies in the United States, agreed to be acquired by a unit of Japan’s Kirin Holdings Co., the latest independent brewer …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Tap takeovers, throwback movie nights and new releases

Whistle Punk Brewing (122 S. Monroe St.) is hosting a new monthly cult-movie series in its taproom highlighting underappreciated (or just bad) action, sci-fi and horror films from the 1980s …


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Six-course beer dinner, fundraiser for veterans, ‘Pray for Snow,’ Powder Keg Brew Fest

Honey Eatery and Social Club (317 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene) is teaming with Spokane’s the Hidden Mother Brewery for a six-course beer dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Seating is …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Last call: Utah is set to tap out on low-alcohol beer sales

Utah will become the next-to-last in the country to say goodbye to lower-alcohol 3.2% beer on Friday.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Pizza and beer lose their charm, roiling Yum and Molson Coors

A piping-hot pepperoni pie, washed down with a sudsy brew: The combo is a staple of macho American culture, a Sunday ritual while enjoying the football game, and the culinary …


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Pumpkin, ‘Sour Patch,’ chocolate and candy beers

Several local spots will be celebrating Halloween, so throw on a costume and get ready to have some fun.


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Halloween parties, Embrace the Darkness and Count Chocula

The Filling Station, at its downtown Coeur d’Alene (501 Sherman Ave.) and Post Falls (306 N. Spokane St.) locations, will be hosting Portland’s Hopworks Urban Brewery for a tap takeover …


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Tap takeovers, first anniversary and OktoBeerFest

Hop Mountain Taproom and Grill (14017 N. Newport Highway, Suite G, Mead) is bringing in Moscow’s Hunga Dunga Brewing for a tap takeover beginning at 6 p.m. Enjoy special beers …


Happy Hour of the Week: Cochinito Taqueria

During Happy Hour, it’s $1 off select tacos, appetizers, beer and margaritas. During all-night Happy Hour on Tuesdays, one featured taco is $2. The margarita at chef-owner Travis Dickinson’s taqueria …


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

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 …


509 Beer: Transitional beers shine during Oktoberfest season

As a general rule, as the days get darker, so, too, does the beer. A crisp, clean lager might really hit the spot in the heat of summer, but it …


Wiener dog races in Spokane Valley complete Oktoberfest celebration

Normally the outdoor event sees 60 or more dogs entered, but occasional rain and snow, plus temperatures in the upper 30s, sent some little wieners home and forced the race …


Bottoms up, fire’s out: German man douses fire with beer

A German motorist is being credited for his quick thinking after his engine caught fire on the Autobahn. He turned to a slightly different foam extinguisher to douse the flames: …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

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

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 …


509 Beer: Tips to help you enjoy this weekend’s Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival

The eyes of the Washington craft beer world turn to Spokane this weekend as the Washington Beer Commission hosts the 10th annual Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival starting tonight at …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Celebrate season with festivals

Pints Alehouse (10111 N. Newport Highway) is hosting its sixth-annual Sour Fest starting today and continuing through Friday. Stop in to enjoy nine sours on tap, or fill up a …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Hop season, Iron Goat, Bellwether and more

Fresh hop season is in full swing, so keep an eye on your favorite local breweries to see when they are releasing their own versions of these autumn-only beers.


Happy Hour of the Week: Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar Spokane Valley

Details + don’t miss: Small plates are $6-$8 and great for sharing. Draft beers and glasses of wine are $1 off; signature martinis are $2 off; and house wine is …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Judge orders Anheuser-Busch to stop trolling MillerCoors with ‘corn syrup’ packaging

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop using Bud Light packaging that implies rival brews made by MillerCoors contain corn syrup. The order extends an injunction issued in …


509 Beer: What is malting? LINC Foods knows

Since I’ve spent most of my life in a city, I haven’t had the chance to stand on a rolling hill in the middle of a barley field and watch …


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Whistle Punk Brewing hosts fundraiser for Dan Marlow, ALS

Whistle Punk Brewing (122 S. Monroe, Spokane) is releasing its Ales for ALS beer and hosting a fundraiser to benefit local resident Dan Marlow from 4-9 p.m. Marlow,


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Humble Abode, Steady Flow celebrating first anniversaries

Humble Abode Brewing (1620 E. Houston Ave.) is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend. Humble Abode has brewed a special New England-style pale ale for the occasion, and there will …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticism

Texas-based company faces criticism after naming beer after site of U.S. nuclear tests that caused Marshall Islands contamination.