Short Pours – No-Li Brewhouse – Spokane, WA – 09.16.14
So this is a fun week for me; I get to spend time with one of my all-time best friends, we get to drive around the Pacific Northwest together, and the best part is that we’re sampling beer everywhere we go! Our first stop was at No-Li Brewhouse (http://www.nolibrewhouse.com/) – a Spokane brewery whose name is a result of a one of the many overlaps in beer names that are becoming all too common. Once called Northern Lights, they shortened it to No-Li so that they weren’t in conflict with another brewery out on the East coast. Around the time that this happened, No-Li’s focus shifted from Spokane-centric to a more packaging and distribution focus. You can now find No-Li bottles in North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, even Hawaii. No-Li is currently building up a barrel-aging program, in part due to the synergy with their neighbor, Dry Fly Distillery. Head Brewer Damon tells me that they’re trying a lot of different avenues with aging their beer, and that they’re going to continue to expand the practice to offer more options. I was extremely fortunate to be in town right when they had released their first barrel-aged bottle, and it sounds fantastic. Many thanks to Brittany and Damon for taking time out of their day and to share their passion for craft beer!
You can find No-Li online at nolibrewhouse.com and on the Twitters @nolibrewhouse
Oh yes, it’s here! Winter Warmer is on tap at the pub. Available in bottles next week.… http://t.co/Whe9qD1Icx
— No-Li Brewhouse (@NoLiBrewhouse) September 17, 2014