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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: Brewery makes a Humble start

The name Humble Abode, Spokane’s newest nanobrewery, is really about an attitude, according to owners Matt and Courtney Gilbreath.

On Tap: Trickster’s wins National IPA Championships

The Coeur d’Alene brewery’s Juice Box IPA was named grand champion of the competition sponsored by the Brewing News.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

On tap: Millwood Brewing opens

You’ll know when you’ve arrived at the Millwood Brewing Co. The area’s newest brewery, which opens Friday, sits a half-block west of Argonne on Frederick, but it’s hard to miss. …

On Tap: Beer-y good year in review

The past year in local craft beer saw more breweries opening and in progress (along with a few closures), new brewing approaches and continued recognition regionally and nationally.

On Tap: River City to close its taproom this month

Since River City launched in 2013, four other brewery taprooms – Iron Goat, the Steel Barrel, Orlison and Whistle Punk –have opened on the west side of downtown.

On Tap: Area brewers celebrate August anniversaries

Happy birthday brews are in order.

On Tap: Old brewing method returns with Bellwether’s Braggotfest

Braggot traces its origins to the Middle Ages among Nordic and Celtic populations (it’s mentioned in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales”). They likely started out by blending finished ale and …

Ode to Guinness: A perfect pint, indeed

“You pour it three-fourths of the way and you let it sit There’s a romance to it. There’s courtship and consummation.”

A clean path from keg to glass

That beer in your glass is only as good as the line that carries it from the keg. Draft system cleanliness is the beer world’s dirty little secret. Across America, …

On Tap: Ramblin’ Road finds its home

It’s been a long journey for Ramblin’ Road. The Spokane operation started distributing beer around town on a limited basis at the end of 2012 but didn’t finish its full-scale …

Collaboration built on love of hops

In another sign of Spokane’s burgeoning beer renaissance, a local brewery is playing with one of the big boys. Jamie Floyd, co-founder of Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, was in town …

Last year’s momentum carries brewers into 2014

If you thought 2013 was a big step forward for local beer, wait until you see what’s coming this year. While more newcomers wait in the wings, existing breweries across …

Leading with lagers

In Germany, beer purity laws stipulate that lagers contain only water, malted barley, hops and yeast. But when it comes to running a brewery, as Bernie Duenwald discovered, a fifth …

A suds and spirits sampler

Beers from several area breweries will be poured at a pair of tasting events Saturday: • Budge Brothers, Iron Goat, No-Li, Orlison and River City, along with Alaskan and Budweiser, …

Waddell’s Noble has a handle on craft beer industry

The beer business just keeps getting bigger and better for Michael Noble. Since Noble opened Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub & Grille in south Spokane with his partners in 2008, the number …

New year brings new breweries

Looks like the new year will bring even more new breweries to the Inland Northwest. Among the latest local projects to surface:

Trickster’s treats

For Matt Morrow, it’s like Christmas in … well, December. Morrow had hoped to have his Trickster’s Brewing Co. in Coeur d’Alene up and running by July, if not sooner. …

Beer aficionados reap the benefits as retailers capitalize on liquor law

The privatization of Washington liquor sales has been a mixed bag for seekers of spirits, with prices running higher than the state-store days. But beer drinkers are benefiting. Two retailers …

Big Barn brews homegrown flavors

It’s the harvest season, time to enjoy the final fruits of the summer’s labors. On one Green Bluff farm, that means the arrival of the area’s latest brewery: Big Barn.

Spokane Oktoberfest sheds its Bavarian roots

It’s September, so that means Oktoberfest time. Despite what the name might suggest, the true Oktoberfest in Munich spends most of its time in September, running for 16 days through …

Local crop of breweries just keeps on growing

Warm weather must make breweries grow, because they just keep sprouting around the area. Here’s the latest update on the upcoming crop: Red Barn – Agriculture is an apt analogy …