Catching up with more news from the week in local craft beer:
• With Halloween right around the corner, Christmas can't be far behind. And tickets are on sale for the 21st annual 12 Ales of Christmas on Dec. 2 at Capone's in Coeur d'Alene.
Admission again includes a dozen 7-ounce winter beer pours, all-you-can-eat buffet, souvenir T-shirt, goodie bags, ugly sweater contest and free cab rides home (in the Coeur d'Alene area). Tickets are $50, available at the pub.
• Congratulations to No-Li and River City, who were among the seven finalists in the small business category at Thursday's annual Philanthropy Awards presented by the Spokane County United Way.
• Badass Backyard has begun brewing on its new 3.5-barrel electric system, a big step up from the original half-barrel brewhouse. A one-off IPA was the first brew, followed by a sour.
• Bombastic is taking bottle orders for a limited release of its Murder Imperial Stout and two new beers, the Aggravated Murder (with maple syrup and cold-pressed coffee) and English-style Stubborness Barleywine. Pickup will be Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hayden brewery.
• Selkirk Abbey has discount pricing through Nov. 1 on cases of four saisons in 22-ounce bottles: the standard Saint Stephen, black Saint Thomas, rye Saint Augustine and imperial Saint Joseph.