Catching up with more news from the week in local craft beer:
• No-Li is rolling out a pair of new packages. The first in a We Are Spokane special-release golden ale series honors late local hero Samuel Grashio, an Army Corps pilot who was taken prisoner in the Philippines during World War II, survived the Bataan Death March and was part of a daring mass escape from a Japanese POW camp. Proceeds from the beer's sales will be donated to the Washington State Fallen Heroes Project during No-Li's FrostFest small-batch festival at the Spokane Arena on Dec. 9.
And the brewery's big Wrecking Ball imperial stout is being readied for release in 12-ounce cans, along with the previous 12- and 22-ounce bottles.
• A pair of new breweries are taking shape in Sandpoint. Matchwood Brewing has broken ground just west of downtown at 513 Oak Street, with a planned 2018 opening; memberships are being sold for its Founding Family program of growler and glass fill discounts.
And Utara Brewing has begun work on its planned British-style ale and curry house; look for a formal announcement soon.
• Reservations are being taken for a five-course Fremont beer dinner Oct. 11 at Nectar Catering and Events, featuring the Field to Ferment Amarillo and Cowiche Canyon fresh hop ales along with Lush IPA, Bonfire winter brown and 2016 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star imperial stout. Tickets are $49.99.
The Amarillo and Cowiche Canyon also will pour along with the Centennial and Citra Field to Ferment for a Fremont Fresh Hop Fest on Oct. 13 at The Steel Barrel.
• Finally, local maltster Palouse Pint has received its state certification to begin producing malt from organic grains.