Catching up with more news from the week in local craft beer:
• No-Li enjoyed solid sales growth last year, according to its newly released 2017 economic report.
Spokane's largest brewery sold 28 percent more beer in Washington and Idaho than it did in 2016. It also previously distributed in Oregon, but left that market in July to focus on its faster-growing core territory.
And supermarket sales were up some 40 percent, led by an expanding canned lineup. No-Li introduced Amber Ale in March, moved Wrecking Ball imperial stout into cans in October and next month rolls out a new Falls Porter.
it also will release four barrel-aged beers in 22-ounce bottles to coincide with the Winter Olympics, but the bulk of the barrel offerings will continue to pour as pub specialties.
Overall production rose to around 13,300 barrels last year, up from about 11,200 in 2016.
• What's now called the Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery reopens Monday after being closed since June for extensive renovations.
There are two more taps than before, for a total of 14, to include a cider and occasional guest beers along with the house-brewed offerings. A completely revamped menu includes several selections from the new wood-fired oven.
• Whistle Punk has become the latest local establishment to offer beer in crowlers. Most all of the downtown brewery's lineup will be available to go in the custom-filled 32-ounce cans.
• Bottle Bay's Marco Plastino is putting his home-based brewery on hold while he attends the acclaimed Master Brewers Program at the University of California, Davis. His beers will continue to pour at the Rocket Market and Waddell's Neighborhood Pub on the South Hill while supplies last, and Plastino will be back this summer to show what he learned.