No-Li Brewhouse received the “Spirit of the Inland Northwest” award at the 15th Annual Inland Northwest Tourism Awards on May 15 in Spokane, Wash.
According to the Inland NW Tourism Awards website, the Spirit of the Inland Northwest award “recognizes an outstanding business, organization, community or outdoor recreation area that provides excellent service, showcases the ecological, cultural or historic assets of the region, exemplifies innovation and causes our region to shine.”
No-Li has pioneered “Spokane Style” beers – beers made in Spokane, by Spokane residents, using ingredients sourced from within 300 miles of Spokane – and has helped drive forward the local craft beer scene.
“All of our bottled beers say ‘Spokane’ down the side of them. We do that intentionally to call out where we’re from. We’re proud to be from Spokane, and we want the world to know that craft beer from Spokane has arrived and is here to stay,” says Marketing Manager Brittany Dern.
“People who come to our restaurant expect to feel submerged in the Northwest culture, and that’s what they get – for just a short while, you might forget you’re minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Spokane and feel like you’ve escaped to a mountain lodge. It’s a great dynamic,” says Curtis Jones, restaurant general manager.