Food & Drink, Festival, Summer Guide

Spokane Brewers Festival

When: Fri., Aug. 4 and Sat., Aug. 5 2017

The inaugural Spokane Brewers Festival was far better than a beer festival in a parking lot had any right to be, and you can bet this year’s will be even better. With more than 30 Inland Northwest breweries offering samples of their delicious wares in an array of styles as the centerpiece, the festival also offers some great live tunes both days (including Super Sparkle, The Dapper Devils, The Holy Broke, Kaläj and many more), several food trucks and the designated driver-friendly River City Root Beer Garden. Best of all (besides the delicious beer. Have I mentioned the beer?), the party benefits the statewide hunger-relief organization Feeding Washington. I’ll certainly drink to that.

Fri, Aug. 4 from 4-8 pm; Sat, Aug. 5 from 11 am-8 pm • $30 includes weekend wristband, glass and first 13 tokens; tokens $1 each thereafter for 2-ounce pour • Spokane Arena • 720 W. Mallon • spokanebrewfest.com

Dan Nailen

Price: $25/$30