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Buzz Bin: Hard Frescos Brewing Co.

Walk into many Mexican restaurants, and you will find a variety of aguas frescas on the menu to accompany your tacos. These sweet, traditional beverages are made from fruits like tamarind or guava, grains and nuts like rice or almonds, ...

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Buzz Bin: Missoula’s Black Coffee Roasting Company

Photo of Black Coffee Roasting Co by S. Michael Bennett.

In a town where local is the new black, Missoula’s Black Coffee Roasting Company has been the place to get locally-roasted coffee since 2010. From the start, owners Jim Chapman and Matt McQuilkin committed to serving only 100% organic coffees, ...

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Buzz Bin: Ground Breaker Brewing’s Olallie Ale

On a hot summer day at the lake, soaking in the river, or sitting in your backyard hammock watching the barbecue smoke, an ice-cold Olallie provides a burst of thirst-quenching flavor that will, like summer itself, disappear way too fast. ...

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Buzz Bin: Daft Badger Brewing’s Blood Orange IPA

Photo courtesy of Daft Badger Brewing.

Daft Badger Brewing produced one of its beloved small batch beers in larger quantities after celebrating two years as a popular, community-minded craft brewery in January. Daft’s Blood Orange IPA is a fruity juice bomb. The brewers use generous amounts of Citra, Simcoe, and Cascade hops to create a solid, distinctive base with ...

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Ales for the Trail (Aug 12)

Photo courtesy of Ales for the Trail.

The fifth annual Ales for the Trail is back this year at the newly remodeled McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Brewers will be on hand and ready to pour on August 12 from 2-8 p.m. In addition to 25 ...

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Buzz Bin: No-Li Ioane Coconut Porter

Photo of No-Li Brewhouse logo.

Only 120 total cases made the cut to be hand-bottled. This is truly an extra special and limited release from No-Li Brewhouse. Basically, if you have an opportunity to purchase the Ioane Coconut Porter, then do it. “John Ioane Coconut ...

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Buzz Bin: Up North Distillery

Photo of Up North Distillery by Teuvo Orjala

When it comes to starting a distillery in North Idaho, there is no shortage of hoops you have to jump through with the state and the feds. Still, the owners of Up North Distillery wanted to give it a try. ...

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Gluten-Free Beer & Bites Tasting Night (June 30)

Photo courtesy of Ground Breaker Brewing.

Ground Breaker Brewing, a dedicated gluten-free brewery based in Portland, Oregon, is hosting a tasting night at Spokane’s only 100% gluten free restaurant, Cole’s Bakery & Café, on June 30 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Come taste the entire line-up of Ground ...

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Expo Blend Coffee from Vessel

Photo of Vessel's Expo Blend by Jon Jonckers

The Expo Blend from Vessel is named after the Expo ’74 Worlds Fair, and the coffee is just as good as the event was at surpassing people’s expectations. From the home auto-dripper, to a French press, or even a siphon ...

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