UPDATES WEDNESDAY 3/8
– Enoteca in Post Falls will pour the 2013-2016 vintages of Deschutes' The Abyss barrel-aged imperial stout on Friday starting at 5; get a 4-ounce flight for $14 (individual tasters $3.50-$4.50 depending on year, half-pints $6-$7.50).
– Huckleberry's has a drop-in Wander tasting on Saturday from 2 to 4 p,m., with a five-taster flight for $5.
– Daft Badger has released its take on a hazy New England-style IPA, called Unclear Objective.
– Clementine, a Belgian-yeast version of the regular Clem's Gold, is beer of the week at Orlison with $3 pints.
UPDATES TUESDAY 3/7
– Rocket Market hosts a tasting of 10 new beers in stock Friday at 7; cost is $25 for samples and snacks.
– The Lantern Tap House has its Month of Madness Craft Beer Bracket on Tuesdays through Fridays for the rest of March, with two beers facing off each day ($4 pints).
– Coeur d'Alene's Crafted Tap House welcomes Michigan's Founders Brewing for a launch event Thursday at 6 featuring the Rubaeus raspberry ale, All Day IPA, Dirty Bastard Scotch, Porter and Oatmeal Stout.
A look at the upcoming week in local craft beer:
– River City Brewing, Numerica Credit Union and the Spokane Riverkeeper kick off this year's Riverwalk. Stop at five of the 10 participating downtown-area restaurants through March for a pint of this year's Riverkeeper IPA and/or a meal and receive a souvenir pint glass (with Numerica making a $5 donation to the Riverkeeper program for each one); hit all of them to be entered in a drawing for a Spokane River rafting trip.
– Manito Tap House launches this year's March IPA Madness. Each week for four weeks, customers can vote on blind flights of four Washington IPAs; the weekly winners will face off in a Final Four at the end.
– Pilgrim's presents a free Crooked Fence tasting starting at 3:30 including Cranberry Sour, Aviator Raspberry Blonde, Trainwreck Red, Hop Notion IPA and Sins of Our Fathers imperial stout.
– Iron Goat is the featured brewery for this month's Fried Chicken & Local Beer Dinner at The Wandering Table in Kendall Yards starting at 6; get the family-style meal and three pints for $35 (includes tax and tip).
– The limited-release Powder Run imperial IPA returns at Badass Backyard.
– The North Spokane Growler Guys hosts a Backwoods Brewing tasting from 5 to 7 featuring Roughin' it Rye IPA, Double Cutt imperial IPA and Winchester Brown.
– Perry Street celebrates its third anniversary starting at 4 with special firkins of IPA aged on tangelos and tart saison on Meyer lemons and coriander, plus 20-ounce pours for the price of a pint.
– Slate Creek's fourth anniversary party starting at 5 features $3 pints including Imperial Red and Dead Fall Barley Wine, food by Las Brasas Mexican Grill and live music by Dario Re at 6.
– Barrels & Brews, from 5 to 8 at the Spokane Convention Center as part of the Home & Garden Show, features beers from Orlison, River City, Waddell's and Northern Ales along with local wines; admission is $30.
– The Spokane Symphony's Beethoven & Brews begins with $3 drafts at a No-Li beer garden and food from Shameless Sausages at 6 followed by the performance at 7:30 (including comedy bits by the Blue Door Theatre); tickets are $18 to $43 for adults, $13.50 to $25 for ages 12 and under (VIP package $125).
– Coeur d'Alene's post-parade Pint o' Gold St. Patrick's Pub Crawl starting at 4:30 will feature beers by Daft Badger, Mad Bomber, Orlison, Post Falls Brewing, Selkirk Abbey, Slate Creek and Twelve String, plus One Tree Hard Cider, in the Resort Plaza Shops along with stops at several downtown bars and restaurants; get a souvenir pint glass and six drink tickets for $15.
– The anniversary celebration continues at Perry Street with 20-ounce pours for $4, music by the Nic Vigil Trio at 4 and DJ Tony Brown at 7, and raffles for a stand up paddle board (to benefit Grant Elementary School) and a Golden Growler good for a free fill and a pint each week for the coming year.
And as always, keep coming back for more info about everything happening throughout the week.