Pilsner – Breakside Brewery

Brewer’s notes:

Traditional German-style lager with a clean bitterness. very light, crisp and refreshing.

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Night Owl – Elysian 

Brewer’s notes:

Night Owl is brewed with over 7 lbs. of pumpkin per barrel and includes seven different malt varieties, green and roasted pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin in the mash, boil and fermenter. Bittered with Magnum hops and spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. 5.9% ABV.

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Boulder Garden Brown – Orlison Brewing Co.

Brewer’s notes:

Grab a glass and pour a pint of this full bodied yet smooth American-Style brown ale.  Boulder Garden provides a pleasant blend of caramel and chocolate notes with just enough hop bitterness to balance the maltiness.

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Does the Northwest really need another beer blog?!

Do we need yet another movie reviewer? Do we need any more foodie blogs? These are just a few questions that I would put in the same category as the title of this article. And the simple answer is yes, we do need more foodies, beer bloggers, and movie reviewers! I feel there are some key reasons and this article is here to point out these reasons and explain why the answer is yes. One, opinions on this blog about different beers may not align with yours but at least you will learn about each beer from a new perspective.  Two, articles on here will help me and my contributors grow their writing skill and style and become better in the long term. Finally, this site functions fundamentally different than most beer blogs out there and that difference will help us stand out from the crowd. So let’s go a bit deeper into each of these reasons.

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Black Label Brewing Co.

 

Hold your hats, tighten your suspenders, wax your mustaches, and prepare your taste buds because Black Label Brewing Company, located in the Saranac Commons in delightful downtown Spokane, might just be a hipster paradise. I don’t mean this in a derogatory manner, the style is just very refined and definitely fits within this category. Upon walking into the Saranac Commons and making your way to the back where you find Black Label you pass by a deli, local craft artist store, and an artisan bakery all while surrounded by exposed wood beams, a recycled glass bottle chandelier art piece, and unique lighting all of which come together to fit with the hipster motif. 

Sitting at the bar looking back at the rest of the commons.

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Espresso Milk Stout – Whistle Punk Brewing Co.

 

Brewer’s notes:

Imperial milk stout aged on Anvil Coffee, small batch bourbon, and vanilla beans. Big coffee aroma and a sweet finish, with notes of vanilla and oak.

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Whistle Punk Brewing Co.

Let’s start all the way at the beginning of how I first found out about Whistle Punk Brewing Co. It all started at the 2016 Inland Northwest Brewers Festival held at Avista Stadium in Spokane, Washington. While making my way through the crowd, from booth to booth and beer after beer, I managed on to Whistle Punk’s booth. I enjoy making small talk and hearing about a beer’s profile before drinking it so we talked for a few minutes while I enjoyed a taster of their Espresso Milk Stout. During our conversation, he mentioned that he was one of the main brewers and that they were in the process of opening up their first tap room in Spokane. I got excited, the more local tap rooms means a more diverse beer scene, so with that information, I made sure to follow them on Instagram to ensure I would know when they opened. Continue reading “Whistle Punk Brewing Co.”