Spokane’s vibrant beer scene is often overlooked by people living on the west side of the mountains, which really is a shame. The city and surrounding area has grown into a legitimate beer tourism destination in recent years, but perhaps the best way to experience the local beer culture is at the Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival, produced each year in September by the Washington Beer Commission.
The two-day event takes place on September 21 and 22 at Avista Stadium in Spokane and features 40 breweries, many of which are from the eastern region of the state. I’m talking about breweries that rarely, or never, distribute beer west of the Cascades. Friday is for grownups only, but kids are welcome on Saturday.
I will soon publish a story about a downtown Spokane brewery crawl, just to wet your whistle, but in the meantime, here’s some of the basic info about the Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival. We will have the full list of breweries and beers in the coming weeks.
The Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival will welcome 40 craft breweries pouring more than 150 types of beer. To commemorate America’s other favorite pastime, the event will be held at Avista Stadium and features live music, great food and baseball-themed fun.
Friday, September 21, 4:00pm-9:00pm
Friday is 21+ only. No minors
Saturday, September 22, Noon-7:00pm
All Ages w/ kids play and activity area!
Those under 21 admitted free (must be accompanied by a ticketed parent/guardian)
No one under age will be admitted without parent or guardian.
List of 2018 Food Vendors Coming Soon
Interested vendors may email us.
Music Stage Lineup
Music lineup coming soon,
Interested bands may contact us.
Must be 21 or older to attend this event on Friday Night. Proof of ID required
All Ages on Saturday!
On Saturday, those under 21 are admitted free (must be accompanied by a ticketed parent/guardian)
A kids area with bouncy houses and slide will be available.
Proof of age required at the gate.
Outside Food Okay
Plastic or metal reusuable water bottles
Soft side coolers no larger than 24″ wide X 36″ long.
All bags will be inspected
Sorry, no dogs or pets are permitted inside this event. Registered service dogs ok.
No tents or pop canopies.
No Folding tables
No Glass bottles, drinking glasses or dishes
No Bbq’s or grills, open flames
No weapons of any kind
Event Site Address w/ Free Parking!
602 N Havana St
Spokane, WA 99202
Visit the event website for tickets, more info, and to learn about volunteer opportunities.