Catching up with more news from the past week in local craft beer:
• Tickets are almost gone for No-Li's FrostFest on Dec. 9. They must be purchased in advance; online sales will continue through Nov. 28, as supplies last.
The second annual event moves from the brewery to the Spokane Arena concourse with a winter carnival theme including ice carving, fire dancing, aerial performers, magicians and more. A dozen small-batch specialties will be tapped including five barrel-aged creations and three hazy offerings: a Secret Santa dry-hopped Born & Raised IPA, Snow White & No-Li pale dry-hopped with Topaz and a fruity Belma dry-hopped Pie in the Sky red.
Tickets are $30 (plus fees), which includes a T-shirt, tasting glass and your first five 4-ounce pours. A portion of proceeds will help support the Washington State Fallen Heroes Project's Illuminating Courage monument at the Arena.
• The holiday event schedule continues to fill up. Bellwether's Hygge Holiday Market on Dec. 3 will include handmade leather goods, jewelry and soaps along with specialty food items, locally roasted coffee, fresh aebelskivers and mulled ale.
And Community Pint has a Christmas party Dec. 7 featuring specialty beers from Firestone Walker, Fremont and Georgetown.
• A hearty pair of old friends are returning for the season. Deschutes last Friday released this year's The Abyss imperial stout (with rum and tequila variants scheduled to drop Dec. 1), while Fremont issues the new B-Bomb barrel-aged winter ale this Friday. Look for both to arrive in local stores soon.
• And finally, behind the first-place finish of its Fat Lenny's hazy IPA, Post Falls Brewing won Saturday's Brewery Battle against defending champion Waddell's at Steady Flow Growler House.