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

• Black Label won best pairing for the third straight year at Saturday’s Girl Scouts Craft Beer & Cookie Fest in Spokane, matching its S.M.O.G. imperial stout with caramel/coconut Samoas.

• The people’s choice winners at The Lantern Tap House’s Freshtival fresh-hop festival were Breakside’s What Fresh Beast on Friday in the southern region (Oregon/Southern Idaho), and Iron Goat’s Citra IPA on Saturday in the northern region (Washington/North Idaho).

• No-Li’s Wrecking Ball imperial stout has arrived in stores in six-packs of 12-ounce cans, joining the brewery’s Red, White & No-Li pale and Big Juicy and Born & Raised IPAs in that format.

Steam Plant fans will have to wait a little longer for the downtown restaurant/brewery to reopen. That had been expected sometime next month, but now has been pushed back to January.

• Another nanobrewery is taking shape in Spokane Valley. No Drought Brewing has applied for its state microbrewery license, with owners Damon Netz and Dillon Waybright planning limited distribution from a small home-based system for starters, and eventually a larger operation with a taproom.