“The bootlegging of our beer across the Columbia River into Rose City stops today!” said No-Li co-founder John Bryant. “We have reached a monthly agreement to ship 22 ounce bottles and a limited number of kegs to Oregon Craft Beer enthusiasts. The trucks crossed the Columbia today – get yours while you can.”
No-Li is fresh from its recent federal approval of ‘Spokane-Style’ beer classification. According to brewmaster and co-founder Mark Irvin, “‘Spokane-Style’ beer must be brewed and packaged in Spokane and use all ingredients exclusively from the region, as the name suggests. And, of course all No-Li Brewhouse beers are 100% Spokane-Style.”
Taking the craft beer world by storm in it’s freshman year, No-Li won a barrel-full of international awards; included is a gold medal from the 2012 Great American Beer Festival for Crystal Bitter ESB, gold & 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. ÔÇ¿ÔÇ¿No-Li ended 2012 impressively, earning accolades as a top brewery to watch in 2013 by Draft Magazine, Best of the Northwest by the Seattle Post Intelligencer, and Crystal Bitter was named one of 21 top U.S. Beers of the Year by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
In partnership with General Distributing of Portland, their local distributor, No-Li has five draft kick-off events at high-profile beer accounts in two days scheduled in Portland this week:
Wednesday, July 10
- Saraveza — 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. http://saraveza.com/
- East Burn — 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. http://www.theeastburn.com/
Thursday, July 11
- Green Dragon — 1:30-3:30 p.m. http://www.pdxgreendragon.com/
- Roscoes — 5 p.m. -7 p.m.
- Bottles — 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. http://bottlesnw.com/
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.