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8.1.13

Vintages

BREWS AND VINTAGES

Summer tends to be a refreshing time and this weekend will be no exception. You'll find beer flowing and wine pouring at these two weekend events in Kellogg and Airway Heights.

Brews Fest | Saturday, Aug. 3

Up at Silver Mountain Resort, this annual mountaintop festival features 35 beers from 18 breweries. Many of them of them are regional microbrewers with River City, No-Li, Iron Horse and Diamond Knot among them, and some out-of-state brews from Firestone Walker, BridgePort, Rogue and more. Chow down on food from booths and enjoy live music from three bands: Dog House Boyz, Nu Jack City and Seattle funk/rock band Eclectic Approach. Gates open at 1 pm ($35 on event day; $30 in advance) and the party starts at the top of the gondola.

Vintage Spokane | Sunday, Aug. 4

Get a taste of Yakima Valley Vintners, Patit Creek Cellars, Seven Hills Winery, Revelry Vintners and many more wineries (about 50 of them) at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. At Vintage Spokane, Northern Quest restaurants as well as local eateries will bring out the cuisine to go with the wines. Masselow's will serve duck prosciutto, River's Edge Buffet will slow-roast prime rib bites, the Spokane Club will bring pepper-seared rare ahi tuna and EPIC will have their Kobe Wagyu mini sliders infused with ginger, cilantro and soy. Or fill up on the seafood bar and chevre (goat cheese) cheesecake. Tickets are $45.

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CHENEY GETS A FROYO EARTH

Since the first Froyo Earth debuted three years ago, six other locations have already been added and one more is on its way. Stephen Kraft, Froyo Earth owner and creator, says a new location will soon open in Cheney around mid-August located near Safeway and Starbucks where First Street and West Betz Road intersect.

Don't expect to find anything too different at this location (Kraft says they're going with the tried-and-true Froyo Earth elements). Except the cold pan will be slanted, making it easier to scoop all of your favorite fruits and goodies onto your frozen yogurt. Kraft also says he's considering offering community and dorm deliveries (Eastern Washington University is just a mile and a half away) from this new Froyo Earth location.

JO MILLER

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Cookies for
Grown-Ups

Hill's Restaurant | 401 W. Main Ave.

Cookies paired with beer and wine, hosted by Kelly Cooper, author of "Cookies for Grown-Ups." | Aug. 1 from 7-9 pm | $30 | 838-0206more...

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Brewsfest

Silver Mountain Resort | 610 W. Bunker Ave., Kellogg, Idaho

Annual mountaintop celebration featuring live music and beer from regional microbreweries. | Aug. 3 | 208-783-1111more...

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Vintage Spokane

Northern Quest Resort & Casino | 100 N. Hayford Rd.

Gourmet food event featuring more than 60 local and regional wineries. | Aug. 4 from 3-6 pm | $45-$60 | Ages 21+ | 242-7000more...

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Idaho Pour Authority

203 Cedar St., Sandpoint
208-597-7096

Remember when you were younger and went to the chillest party ever: beer was plentiful, everyone got along, the music was awesome? Fast-forward a few years and envision grown-up snacks instead of stale chips and run-of-the-mill beer replaced with heady IPAs, porters, stouts, extra pale ales, or pretty much any kind of beer your grown-up self might drink. That's Idaho Pour Authority (a clever play on IPA), Sandpoint's new retail craft brew outlet.

It stocks approximately 300 types of bottled beer, according to Jon Hagadone, who started the business in May with wife Vicki Reich. Many are seasonal or in limited supply — Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, Lagunitas Lucky 13 Red Ale, Firestone Walker's Reserve Porter — so new beers are constantly added.

Taste on-site from any of 12 rotating taps, usually featuring at least one Laughing Dog beer, whose home base is just a couple miles up the highway in Ponderay. Tap selections vary seasonally depending on word-of-mouth and interest. Lighter-alcohol porters and stouts predominate lately, says Hagadone, who's eager about two new Odell Brewing cellar reserves: rich, oak-aged Amuste Imperial Porter and Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale. more...

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Waddell's Neighborhood Pub & Grill

4318 S. Regal St.
443-6500

Waddell's clientele come loyally from all over the city to the pub's South Hill location on Regal Street and 44th Avenue. But the commute soon will be significantly shorter for northern Spokanites hungry for famous burgers and beers on tap. A Waddell's satellite restaurant and brewery will find a home in the old Tidyman's building on Francis Avenue, which is set to open in early November.

A new staff will serve a much larger seating area (including a huge patio) with a full bar and the brewery's new recipes for an amber, IPA, pale ale, and other beers. Items like the Rube Waddell Burger and the “Lamb-Strosity” (both of which were devoured by Guy Fieri a few years back) still will grace the menu, and the kitchen has plans for other meals to couple with measures of whiskey.

If you can't wait until autumn for Waddell's brand-new beers, the Regal location serves local brews for $1 on Sunday nights. more...

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