Wednesday, August 8, 2018

What's Hoppin' this Week? 8/8

Welcome to WHTW. I hope everyone is staying cool now that we are officially into the dog days of August. I had a blast at the Spokane Brewers Festival last Saturday and based on what I saw, I wasn't the only one. It was a great call moving it indoors this year. If you missed it, or, like me, you're looking for any opportunity to drink good beer, there are plenty of events coming up this week. As always, hit me up with anything I may have missed. Let's dive in. Cheers everyone!

Thursday, August 9th

- Bellwether has another Sainted Beer release event in honor of St. Lawrence, patron of Maltsters and Roasters starting at 3 pm. Unfortunately, the Spelt beer they had planned on releasing isn't quite ready yet, so instead they will be pouring a new braggot, the first batch made with their brand new 10 barrel brewing system. Facebook.

- The Growler Guys in CD'A are holding a Mario Kart tournament (they get extra credit from older millennials like myself for using the N64 version) starting at 6:30. Reps from 10 Barrel will be in the house pouring beers and giving out prizes to the winners. Facebook.

Friday, August 10th

- Steel Barrel is welcoming Grains of Wrath Brewing from Camas, WA, in for a tap takeover and party. They will have a couple of their beers on tap and the owners will be on site to hang out. Event kicks off at 6 pm. Facebook.

Saturday, August 11th

- CDA's McEuen Park is hosting (another) beer festival. This one, Ales for the Trail, runs from 2 to 8 pm and is a fundraiser for the North Idaho Centennial Trail. They are expecting almost 30 breweries and cideries to be pouring and several food trucks will be on hand to keep you fed. Tickets are $30 and include six, 5-oz samples (extra samples are $2 each) and a commemorative cup (limited to the first 400 tickets sold). Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. Facebook.

Sunday, August 12th

- Badass Backyard Brewing is celebrating their 3rd anniversary with an entire week of events. Starting Sunday, they will be releasing a new beer every day this week, as well as special events. Each pint sold gets you a raffle ticket and a winner will be selected every day. The general schedule for the week is, the new beer taps at noon, the special event starts at 5 and the daily raffle is drawn around 7. Check out their Facebook page for full details. Happy anniversary!

Tuesday, August 14th

- Utara Brewing in Sandpoint is kicking off a "learning about beer" series hosted by their head brewer at 6:30 pm. This week they will be discussing (and tasting) wheat beers. Availability is extremely limited and you must sign-up at the brewery before the event. If successful, they hope to make this an ongoing series. Facebook.

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