Wednesday, July 10, 2019

What's Hoppin' this Week? 7/10

It's that time of week again beer fans. Summer is rushing by as usual, but there is still time to stop and enjoy the hops. First off a bit of housekeeping. As you have heard if you follow my social media, I have recently taken over as the writer of the Spokesman-Review's On Tap Column. I will be putting out monthly columns to start, highlighting all that the local beer scene has to offer. It will definitely be a lot of learning as I go, but I am excited for the challenge. Don't worry though, the blog isn't going anywhere. I will still put out the weekly What's Hoppin' posts and all my social media will still be through this blog, but my partnership with the Spokesman will hopefully increase readership and engagement and improve my ability to bring you the best possible coverage of beer in the Inland Northwest. Without further ado, on to the events. Cheers! 🍻

Thursday, July 11th


- Nectar is kicking off its Summer Funk Fest with a special featured flight of sour beers and farmhouse ales from around the world from 6 to 8 pm. They will be featuring a rotating list of funky beers all month long, so keep an eye on their tap list. Facebook.

Friday, July 12th


- Bottles in Millwood is bringing in Firestone Walker for a tap takeover from 5 to 8 pm. They will be tapping a couple limited release offerings and some traditional Firestone favorites. The Farmer's Daughter Food Truck will there serving all evening as well. Facebook.

Saturday, July 13th


- Sandpoint is holding its 6th annual Beerfest at Trinity at City Beach from noon to 5 pm. Several local and regional breweries will be on hand at this family friendly event and there will be live music, games and food. I will be making my first trip out to Sandpoint for this event, so if you're going to be there, let me know. Facebook.

- Top Frog Brewing in Newport, WA  is celebrating their 6th anniversary with a party at their taproom from 1 to 9 pm. They will be offering beer specials, a food truck and live music all day. Happy 6th! Facebook.

- Also celebrating an anniversary, the Kilted Growler Tap House in Hayden is celebrating their first year from 11 am to 9 pm. There will be an outdoor beer garden, live music, special beer releases and more. Facebook.

- From 11 am to 2 pm, Iron Goat Brewing will be celebrating the second release in their Goatworks Mixed Fermentation Series. It is their "Brett d'Or du Claret, a mixed fermentation blend of four year old and two year old golden ales fermented in Barrister Winery Merlot and Cab Franc barrels with Barrister crushed wine grapes." I can tell you that their first release was fantastic and I am very excited to get my hands on a bottle (or two) of this new one. Facebook.

- The Backyard Public House is holding their second annual "Paws for a Cause" event from 2 to 5 pm on their patio. Bring yourself and your four-legged friends down during that time for beer specials, music, games and pups. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to local animal shelters. Facebook.

- Unifest, an annual event that celebrates local music, art, food and beer will be held in the parking lot of River City Brewing from 4 to 10 pm. Facebook.

Wednesday, July 17th


- The Lantern Tap House in the Perry District is hosting the local release of the third in a series of five collaboration beers that Portland's Ecliptic Brewing is putting out leading up to their 5th anniversary in October. This release is a Nectarine Sour brewed with Portland's Breakside Brewing. The event runs from 5 to 8 pm and they will have several other Ecliptic beers on tap as well. Facebook.

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