Catching up with more local craft beer news:
• Today is the final day to get discount tickets to this year's Washington Brewers Festival, June 15-17 at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Tickets are available online for $25, with the price increasing to $30 starting tomorrow.
Eight Spokane-area breweries are among the 100 invited from across the state to pour at this year's festival. Returning will be Iron Goat, No-Li, River City, Waddell's and Young Buck, joined by newcomers Bellwether, Big Barn and The Hidden Mother.
As reported by the Washington Beer Blog, because of issues with last year's event, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is limiting attendees to 11 total beer tokens on Saturday and Sunday, when all ages are admitted; the limit does not apply to Friday's opening 21-and-older session.
• Priest Lake Brewing has opened in the former Yamaha shop behind the Little Store, 28392 Highway 57 in Priest River. Beers are available to go in 64-ounce growlers and 32-ounce cans; initial offerings include Priestone light lager, Dirty Girl amber, Buck Naked IPA and Yak Scat stout. Hours are Friday through Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m.
• The Grain Shed has received its liquor license and expects to announce an opening date soon. The project at 1026 E. Newark in the South Perry neighborhood will include the Culture Breads bakery along with an in-house brewery, both using locally grown heritage grains.
• Selkirk Abbey's Chapel witbier has been named the best summertime beer in Idaho in a state-by-state ranking by Popular Mechanics. Bale Breaker' Field 41 pale took Washington honors.