Year in Beer

Celebrating the suds

click to enlarge Leavenworth Oktoberfest
Leavenworth Oktoberfest

Schweitzer Fall Fest

This festival is a long-standing Schweitzer event with all kinds of local drinks, food vendors, live bands and a soda tent for the kids. Bring the whole family and take advantage of the last week of summer operations. More than 60 regional microbrews, wines and ciders. Free. Sept. 5-7 at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival

Head to the ballpark for beer, food, live music and baseball-themed fun on the field. Admission includes six beer samples and a commemorative tasting glass. More than 100 kinds of craft beer. $20 adv: $25 door; $15 military with ID. Oct. 2-3 at Avista Stadium.

Leavenworth Oktoberfest

Looking for a reason to wear your lederhosen, but can’t quite afford that flight to Munich? Plan a trip to the annual Oktoberfest celebration in Washington’s own Bavarian village, complete with real German food and beer. German and American brews. $10 Fri; $20 Sat; military & under 12 free. Oct. 2-3; 9-10; 16-17 in Leavenworth, Wash.

PowderKeg Inlander Brew Festival

Here at the Inlander, we’ve decided to celebrate two great things in one weekend: winter sports and beer. The PowderKeg Brew Festival and Snowlander Expo provide a one-stop shop for sweet new snow gear and samplings of the latest local winter brews. Winter beers & ciders from 20+ local breweries. $7 weekend admission; $15-$30 tasting packages. Nov. 20-21 at the Spokane Convention Center.

Winter Beer Festival

Stop by the Perry District and get cozy in this heated oudoor tent full of specialty once-a-year brews, food specials and wintery vibes. All ages are welcome in the tent and in the dining room for music. Winter brews from 25 local & regional breweries. Free; get a tasting glass & five tasting tokens for $15. Jan. 14-17 at the Lantern Tap House

Spokane Craft Beer Week

This magical week includes events at restaurants and breweries throughout Spokane. Enjoy deals on pints, special food and drink menus and collaboration beers from local breweries. Regional craft beer. Free. May 16-22, throughout Spokane.

Spo-Can Festival

Draft beer snobs need not attend this celebration of the aluminum joy that is canned beer. Enjoy a koozie-clad can of canned craft beer from across town or across the country. As an added bonus, homebrewers can bring their kegs to be canned. Canned craft beer. Free. End of May at The Elk Public House.

Ales for the Trail Microbrew Festival

If you love the Centennial Trail and you love beer, this is the event for you. It has live music, beer from 10 local breweries, and all proceeds will benefit the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. Local craft beer. $30. Aug. 13 at McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene. Follow the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation on Facebook

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