The Spokane Brewers Festival is moving inside the Spokane Arena this year, but still plans to provide the same great energy and dedication to local breweries as in past years — this time with air conditioning. More than 30 breweries and cideries are pouring at the festival, ranging from local favorites to breweries further afield in the Pacific Northwest. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and 13 tokens to redeem for 2-ounce pours, with additional tokens available for $1 each. There will be plenty of food trucks on site, along with live music throughout organized by the Inlander, including Seattle’s Smokey Brights taking the stage at 7 pm after sets by locals Chris Molitor (11:30 am), Blake Braley (1 pm), Misty Mountain Pony Club (2:30 pm), Feral Anthem (4 pm) and the South Hill (5:30 pm). A portion of proceeds from the fest go towards the Wishing Star Foundation, the oldest wish-granting organization in Washington.
Sat, Aug. 4 from 11 am-8 pm • $25/advance, $30/door • 21+ • Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena • 720 W. Mallon Ave. • spokanebrewfest.com
— Sean Price