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

No-Li got in the Veterans Day spirit early on Wednesday with a $5,000 donation to the Washington State Fallen Heroes Project for maintenance of the organization's Illuminating Courage memorial statue at the Spokane Arena.

The contribution comes from sales of No-Li's We Are Spokane golden ale, which honors the late local World War II hero Samuel Grashio, a relative of No-Li co-owner Cindy Bryant (second from left).

• Paradise Creek on Tuesday put its first three beers in cans: Huckleberry Pucker sour wheat, Over the Hop IPA and MooJoe coffee milk stout. Look for those in area stores soon.

And Laughing Dog has canned its seasonal Pecan Porter, a gold medal winner at June's North American Beer Awards.

The Filling Station on 5th has become the latest local craft beer purveyor to package beer to go in 32-ounce Crowler cans, filled and sealed on the spot.

Bombastic, which so far has poured its beer for special events, is preparing to begin limited draft distribution in North Idaho from its half-barrel system. Longer-range plans call for contracting with other local breweries to produce beer for broader distribution. Also look for an announcement soon about a Bombastic membership program with special benefits.

• Tickets are on sale for Community Pint's Friendsgiving craft beer and snack food pairing Nov. 22, the night before Thanksgiving. For $28 you get five courses from Couple of Chefs catering (tortilla chips, pretzel bites, German sausage, chicken meatballs and a Twinkie) accompanied by a beer dip or sauce, plus a 6-ounce pour of each beer used.

• Through November, River City and distributor KBI Craft are donating $1 from every River City beer sold at Barracho Tacos & Tequileria to the Community Cancer Fund.  

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