Wednesday, December 19, 2018

What's Hoppin' this Week? 12/19

Hey and welcome to a Christmas week edition of WHTW. There are plenty of events this weekend to enjoy a few cups of good cheer, so to speak. Just a quick programming note, this will likely be the last What's Hoppin' post of the year since I will be out of town next week, but if you follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, I will do my best to re-post events as I see them, especially anything that may be happening on New Years Eve. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays, thanks for reading. Cheers!

Resilience IPA Releases


As many of you probably have heard, after the devastating wildfires in Northern California, Sierra Nevada Brewing, located in Chico, CA developed and brewed a special IPA with 100% of the sales of this beer being donated to fire relief efforts in Butte County. They also put out the call to craft breweries world wide to take their recipe, brew the same beer, and donate their sales as well. Well over 1,400 breweries decided to help them out, not to mention suppliers, wholesalers and retailers who have also all agreed to either donate goods or any money received as part of making this beer. It's a pretty amazing thing. Several local breweries have produced Resilience IPA and are beginning to put it out in their taprooms. Here is the list of dates each brewery is planning on releasing their version. Please stop by any of these breweries and grab a pint for a great cause:

12/18
- 12 String Brewing (Spokane Valley)

12/20
- Big Barn Brewing (Mead)
- Paradise Creek Brewing (Pullman)
- Riverport Brewing (Clarkston)
- Humble Abode Brewing (North Spokane)

12/22
- Iron Goat Brewing (Downtown Spokane)

- Hunga Dunga Brewing (Moscow) hast not set an official release date that I have seen but expected it to be ready right around this week.

- No-Li Brewing (University District) is planning on putting out their version in early January.

Thursday, December 20th


- Whistle Punk Brewing is hosting a Christmas Party from 4 to 9 pm featuring six special holiday beers and a special infused beer. Facebook.

- The Steel Barrel is also hosting a "Naughty" Christmas Party starting at 6 pm with drink specials, music and ornament decorating. Facebook.

- All weekend, Mountain Lakes Brewing is offering discounts on their favorite seasonal table blends. You can try their suggestions or invent your own. Facebook.

Friday, December 21st


- River City Brewing is celebrating the winter solstice with their annual Midnight Marmot Fest from 5 to 10 pm. They will be sampling 6+ variations of their classic Midnight Marmot Imperial Stout. Tickets are $21 and includes samples and a commemorative tulip glass if purchased online in advance. Facebook.

Saturday, December 22nd


- Community Pint will be tapping two specials kegs at noon. One is an Imperial Breakfast Stout from Portland's Great Notion Brewing Company and the other is a Sour IPA from Spokane's own Whistle Punk Brewing. Facebook.

Sunday, December 23rd


- Iron Goat is holding their 4th annual Festivus Extravaganza, featuring live music, beer and the airing of grievances. Facebook.


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