Post Falls Brewing Company
112 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID
Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Spokane River, the retro-industrial taproom serves solid beers accompanied by a steady lineup of food trucks and live music. The taplist leans to IPAs, such as the signature Stoney MacGuyver and hazy Fat Lenny; on the milder side, look for the easy-drinking Cheap Prick kolsch and a full line of ciders from Coeur d’Alene’s Summit.
Opened: April 2016
The story: Former college roommates and longtime brewing buddies Dan Stokes and Alex Sylvain, along with non-brewing partner Steve Cervi-Skinner, decided to go commercial with their love for big, hoppy beers.
The scene: The newly constructed metal-walled, slant-roofed structure – just west of Templin's and north of the Spokane River, across from the historic water tower that inspired their logo – captures a retro-industrial vibe, with stained concrete floors, shiny metals and reclaimed farmhouse wood throughout. The bar and table tops were fashioned from a single Douglas fir. Two large glass garage-style doors on the west wall (with another to the south) offer views of the river, mountains and spectacular sunsets. There’s seating for 65 people inside plus more on the patio, with picnic tables that can be pushed together communal-style.
Food: Free popcorn and pretzels; food trucks Thursday through Saturday; delivery available from nearby restaurants.
Live music: Occasional
Specials: Logowear Wednesday, $1 off pints when you wear PFBC gear; Sundays, growler fill for the price of two pints.
Brewhouse size: 15 barrels
Beers: The lineup includes a Cheap Prick session ale (4.5 percent alcohol by volume, 10 International Bitterness Units), orange peel/coriander OPC Hefeweizen (5.5, 40), Catalyst Pale (5.5, 40) plus a coffee-infused version, Obligatory Amber (6, 29), Drifter Session IPA (6.5, 50), Stoney MacGuyver IPA (7.5, 85), Sssssick-n-Rowdy imperial IPA (8.5, 99) and Totes McOats milk stout (5, 20), along with such fruit offerings as Lemonshade and Mango Orange (both 4.5, 12).
Other options: None
Don’t miss: IPAs are the star here and you can't go wrong with the signature Stoney, with a firm malt body balancing its hop charge of Chinook, Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic.