SPOKANE, WA - Because No-Li knows source of origin matters to its loyal and continuingly growing customer base, the brewery just announced federal approval for a new style and classification of beer called Spokane-Style. As the name suggests, ‘Spokane Style’ beer must be
brewed and packaged in Spokane and use all ingredients exclusively from the region. And, of course all of No-Li Brewhouse styles are 100% Spokane-Style.
With craft beer drinkers driving the trend, source of origin is important to both customers and retailers. The craft vs. crafty beer wars have recently made this a central issue. Source of origin is driving increased demand for No-Li across the United States with regional chains. No Li can now be found in Washington, D.C., Whole Foods Markets; the top largest liquor stores in Colorado; Safeway, QFC and Top Foods in its home state of Washington; and Super 1, Yokes, Rosauer’s and Safeway Stores in Northern Idaho.
“No-Li’s brewing origin is the Inland N.W., and as we like to say, it’s zero miles from here!” said Damon Scott, No-Li’s new lead brewer. “Actually, all ingredients are from within 300 miles of the Brewhouse. No-Li has etched ‘local’ into its core. And, as the American craft beer consumer demands source of origin, Spokane-Style represents something bigger than the city itself.”
No Li Crystal Bitter ESB is first on tap at the home of the Seattle Mariner’s SafeCo Field while Born & Raised IPA is being poured at Century Link Field, home of the Seattle Sounders FC and Seattle Seahawks.
No-Li ended 2012 impressively, earning accolades as a top brewery to watch in 2013 by Draft Magazine and Crystal Bitter named one of 21 top US Beers of the Year and Best of the Northwest by the Seattle Post Intelligencer, according to Mark Irvin, No-Li’s brew master and co-founder. The brewery also earned several international awards. In its freshman year, Irvin and No-Li beers earned a gold medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, gold and silver medals at the 2012 Japan International Beer Competition, two silver medals at the 2012 Brussels International Beer Competition and a bronze medal at the 2012 European Beer Star Competition.
About No-Li Brewhouse
What was formerly known as the Northern Lights Brewing Company was renamed No-Li Brewhouse last April. Co-founder and master brewer, Mark Irvin, and craft beer industry veteran, Bryant, both with deep roots in Spokane, are the force behind the company. In addition to Spokane, No-Li is now distributed in Colorado, Maryland and Washington D.C. No-Li’s Born & Raised spirit reflects a deep-seeded connection from the nation’s capital, to the Front Range of Colorado and across the Continental Divide into the great Pacific Northwest. No-Li produces 22-ounce bottles as well as draft brands in five styles: Silent Treatment Pale, Born & Raised IPA, Crystal Bitter, Jet Star Imperial IPA and Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout. For more information, visit www.nolibrewhouse.com.