Friday, May 15, 2015

Orlison Brewing Co. to open downtown Spokane taproom

Posted By on Fri, May 15, 2015 at 12:42 PM

Orlison Brewing Co. has made serious strides in the two years since they rebranded from Golden Hills Brewing. They've put their canned lagers in just about every grocery store in the Inland Northwest and made significant inroads in other Northwest markets, growing steadily along the way out of their Airway Heights warehouse location.

But now, Orlison is making another step forward in opening their own taproom in downtown Spokane. Previously, you could taste or buy a keg from the Airway Heights spot, but it was far from the beaten path and also a busy production facility. In the coming months, though, you can settle in at Orlison's taproom, which is set to take over the space at 1017 W. First Avenue (between Madison and Monroe streets) previously occupied by Luxe Coffee House, according to Orlison's Operations and Logistics Manager Kristen Silver.

Longtime Spokanites will know this spot as the Oddfellow's Building which also features a sizable ballroom. Orlison is working on having some access to that space, too, Silver says.

You can expect to find 16 beers on tap at the new space, including guest taps and experimental Orlison brews that you won't find elsewhere. The tap room will also sell cans and do growler fills. All brewing operations will continue out of the Airway Heights spot, Silver says, where you can still buy kegs.

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Mike Bookey was the Inlander's culture editor from 2012-2016. He previously held the same position at The Source Weekly in Bend, Oregon.