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Catching up with more news from the week in local craft beer:

• Laughing Dog finished seventh nationally in USA Today's online Best Beer Label voting for its Dogzilla Black IPA, which pictures a spike-collared behemoth menacing a skyline of beer bottle-topped buildings (plus a poetic description to the tune of Blue Oyster Cult's "Go Go Godzilla"). Meanwhile, the brewery's new Dogs of Helles and Bock at the Moon lagers are starting to roll out, while the taproom at the recently relocated brewery is on track to open April 1. 

• Moscow Brewing, which closed last summer, is preparing to reopen under new ownership though no specific date has been announced. 

• No-Li is in the running for a pair of business-related honors. It's one of two finalists in the food and beverage processor category for Seattle Business Magazine's Washington Manufacturing Awards, which will be announced April 26, and also one of four finalists in the large business category of Greater Spokane Incorporated's AGORA Awards, which will be handed out June 7. (It's also the first local brewery to jump on the Northwestern basketball crying kid meme.)  

• Bellwether today tapped a Plum Barleywine, the last in its garden beer series. 

• Daft Badger won the interstate brewery battle against Slate Creek, River City and Orlison on Saturday at Steady Flow Growler House. 

• The matchups are set for next week's Elite Eight round of The Lantern Tap House's Month of Madness Craft Beer Bracket. It will be Black Raven's Scotch Ale against Grand Teton's Bitch Creek Brown in the Dark Region on Tuesday, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed vs. Fort George Vortex in the IPA Region on Wednesday, and Breakside Pilsner and Georgetown's Johnny Utah Pale in the Light/Pale region on Thursday; on Friday, Boneyard's Diablo Rojo will take on the winner of last Friday's Boundary Bay/Laurelwood showdown in the Amber/Red Region (which still hasn't been announced yet). Buy a pint (for $4) to cast your vote. 

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