Craft Breweries in Spokane

It’s no secret that the craft brewery scene is hopping in Spokane. Many breweries in the area source local ingredients to create their concoctions and share their love of beer with both locals and visitors alike. 

Although new breweries are emerging all over the city and its surrounding area, Spokane’s craft beer history dates back over two decades. No-Li Brewhouse opened its doors for the first time in 1993 and has been a hot spot in the U District near Gonzaga University ever since. This paved to way to a plethora of other craft breweries to begin opening all around the Intermountain Northwest. No-Li is officially a “Spokane Style Beer” producer with distribution around Washington and Idaho. Don’t miss out on their unique craft beer while you’re visiting Spokane by stopping by the pub  for a meal, draft beer, or get beer-to-go in bottles, growlers, and kegs!

Downtown Spokane is also home to River City Brewing. Come check out their microbrews on First Fridays at their monthly garage parties and other special events year round. 

Iron Goat Brewing on 2nd Avenue in Downtown has a selection of standard brews like Paul’s Pale Ale, the Goatmeal Stout, Bleating Red Ale, and Trashy Blonde. Plus if you have a thing for aggressive India Pale Ales get a pint or two of Head Butt IPIA and the Impaler Imperial IPA.  Visit the Iron Goat Tap room to try them out.  And why the “Iron Goat”? This brewery takes its name for the metal goat with the built-in trash vacuum, known locally as “the garbage goat,”  that debuted at the 1974 World Expo as a artful way to deal with trash in Riverfront Park. What can get more Spokane than that? 

Craft Beer Self-Guided Tour

If craft beer in Spokane is your reason for the season then you must check out the Inland Northwest Ale Trail.  Spanning the states of Washington and Idaho, the Inland Northwest Ale Trail contains more than 40 craft breweries. It’s the perfect resource to plan your next brewery trip, no matter how large or small. The trail contains some fantastic Spokane establishments such as 238 Brewing Co. located in Green Bluff and Big Barn Brewing Co. Both breweries have fun and unique beer offerings along with dozens of others found on the Inland Northwest Ale Trail.

Craft Beer Events

Local breweries celebrate craft beer annually during Spokane’s Craft Beer Week in May. This event is a collaborative effort to bring locals and visitors alike who all share a common love of  craft beer and the people who make it. It is a must-do for any beer enthusiast and an excellent opportunity to support local businesses.

Spokane’s craft breweries are great places to mingle with locals and visitors alike. They provide a great place to enjoy time together with friends and family. To truly understand the welcoming atmosphere of Intermountain Northwest, simply find the nearest brewery and order a cold beer that was brewed right here in greater Spokane.

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