Brewery Lineup for Inland NW Craft Brewers Fest & More

We just got the list of breweries that will participate in the Inland NW Craft Beer Festival. Also, some other important info. The event is now just a month away (Sept. 27 & 28). This is the event previously known as Spokane Oktoberfest. It will still be at Riverside Park, but there won’t be any oompa-oompa music. Just lots of great beer.

The Washington Beer Commission presents the Inland NW Craft Beer Festival!
September 27-28, 2013 – Riverfront Park, Spokane, WA

The Washington Beer Commission will host a fourth annual craft beer tasting event on Friday, September 27th, and Saturday, September 28th, at downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Formerly known as Spokane Oktoberfest this year’s event will be titled Inland NW Craft Beer Festival. The event will focus on the great craft beer of the state and region while moving away from the lederhosen and chicken dance music.

This is the premier craft beer tasting festival for the Washington Beer Commission on the east side of Washington state. The Commission currently produces six beer tasting festivals annually as a means for supporting the marketing, promotion, education and public relation efforts of the Washington Beer Commission and its more than 190 member breweries statewide.

This fourth-year event will showcase 27 Washington Breweries, as well as two craft breweries from just over the border in Idaho, pouring more than 70 unique craft beers. There will be end of summer brews, fall seasonal releases and a number of specially brewed pumpkin beers!

The event will take place over two days, beginning Friday evening, September 27th from 4pm to 8pm. Saturday, the 28th the festival will run from noon to 8pm.


Admission Price: Tickets for Friday or Saturday are just $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Separate tickets are required for each day. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and five, 5oz. sample tastes. Additional taste tokens will be available for purchase at $1.50 each or four taste tokens for just $5.00. Designated driver admission is just $5 and includes free water and soda (available at the door).

Tickets are on sale now! Complete ticket and event information is available online at This is a 21 and over only event. Additional information including the full beer lineup, entertainment schedule, food vendors and advance ticket outlet locations coming soon.

The Washington Beer Commission was formed in 2007 to promote craft beer brewed  in Washington state, to educate Washington consumers about craft beer and to foster a vibrant community of craft brewers in Washington. With more than 190 breweries now producing craft beer in the state, Washington is recognized as a national leader in the craft beer industry. Fresh, Local, Award-winning, Washington Beer.

Friday, September 27th – 4pm – 8pm
Saturday, September 28th – Noon to 8pm

Riverfront Park, Gondola Meadow
507 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99201


Alpine Brewing, Oroville
Bale Breaker Brewing, Yakima
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Mukilteo
Dick’s Brewing, Centralia
Elysian Brewing, Seattle
Fremont Brewing, Seattle
Georgetown Brewing, Seattle
Hopped Up Brewing, Spokane Valley
Hopping Frog Brewery, Newport
Icicle Brewing, Leavenworth
Iron Goat Brewing, Spokane
Iron Horse Brewery, Ellensburg
Laht Neppur Brewing, Waitsburg
New Belgium Brewing, Seattle
No-Li Brewhouse, Spokane
Northern Ales, Kettle Falls
Northwest Brewing, Pacific
Orlison Brewing, Airway Heights
Paradise Creek Brewery, Pullman
Ramblin’ Road, Spokane
Republic Brewing, Republic
River City Brewing, Spokane
Riverport Brewing, Clarkston
Selkirk Abbey Brewing, Post Falls, ID
Sound Brewery, Poulsbo
Steam Plant Brewing, Spokane
Twelve String Brewing, Spokane Valley
Wallace Brewing, Wallace, ID
Yakima Craft Brewing, Yakima

*Brewery list subject to change