If you don’t already want a beer after work, this will change your mind. A couple of weeks ago — it was actually the day No-Li got federal approval for “Spokane Style” beer — The Inlander stopped by the brewhouse on Trent Avenue to talk with No-Li Brewmaster and Owner Mark Irvin.
That lucky beer-holding hand to the right of the frame during the interview belongs to Arts & Culture Editor Mike Bookey, who also wrote this companion feature about No-Li for this week’s beer issue. Videographer Nathan Brand filmed and edited these videos from their visit.
First, here’s a short feature on how the brewery got started and how it’s grown. “Nothing makes you happier than watching somebody you don’t know walk up to the bar and order a pint of your beer,” Irvin says.
And here, for the beer nerds, Irvin tastes and describes five of No-Li’s flagship beers. This is what you should memorize for the next time someone from out of town sees a No-Li tap handle and asks you about it. (Or you can just tell them to try it and see.)