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For Paul’s sake

When Iron Goat co-founder Paul Edminster died Sept. 30 from complications of cancer, it left not only a huge hole in the craft beer community but a small mountain of medical bills.

All proceeds from two events this weekend will go toward covering those costs:

Manito Tap House on Saturday is pouring three kegs donated by Fremont for the cause: a hazy New England-style version of the Cowiche Canyon organic fresh hop pale; the latest in the hazy Head Full of Dynomite IPA series, hopped with Azacca and Ekuanot; and a yet-unnamed specialty IPA brewed with Vienna malt, rolled oats and Comet and Crystal hops. Sales support the Edminster fund.

– On Sunday, nYne Bar & Bistro hosts a Craft & Community evening starting at 4 p.m. with a cocktail hour (your first Dry Fly signature cocktail is free, no-host bar after) and appetizers by Perry Street Brewing and Boots Bakery & Lounge.

At 5, seven small plates will be served from Casper Fry, Clover, Iron Goat, Lantern Tap House, Manito Tap House, Ruins and restaurant supplier Sysco Spokane (which is donating all the food), accompanied by beer pairings from Black Label, Iron Goat, No-Li, Paradise Creek, Perry Street, Quartzite, River City.

A live auction of high-end art starts at 7, and there also will be a silent auction of items donated by various businesses (plus a brown paper grab bag of specialty wines and beers for $10). Live music will be provided throughout the evening by Don and Thomas Thomsen, Mama Doll, Dario Re and friends.

Tickets are $50, in advance and at the door if available (sales are limited to the first 250 people). The event is 21 and older only.     

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