In the summer of 2012, only a few craft brewers and a handful of craft beer jobs existed in the greater Spokane region. Fast-forward to June 2015 and the Spokane craft brewing industry boasts more than 35 breweries, hundreds of industry related local jobs and can be characterized as nothing less than vibrant and growing.
While it’s easy to overlook the impression that the craft industry has on the local economy, craft brewing has become a notable economic driver in Spokane through creating local jobs, increasing tourism and increasing tax revenues paid into the city. Add this to the joy that beer naturally brings to the masses and no one can deny that craft brewing is becoming a positive fabric of the Spokane community.
As a member of the Inland Northwest Craft Brewers Guild, No-Li Brewhouse is proud to be part of cultivating Spokane into a nationally recognized craft brewing city. Similar to Bend, Oregon, Fort Collins, Colo., and Portland, Oregon, Spokane is defining the next wave of Pacific NW and national craft breweries.
No-Li recognizes the responsibility and privilege of pioneering Spokane’s craft brewing economic movement. With that, the brewhouse believes in reinforcing local, Spokane-Style at every turn. Here are some of the ways No-Li works to contribute:
- 100 percent of its brewing equipment purchased from Spokane Industries.
- Local partnerships with the Spokane Indians Baseball Club, Visit Spokane, The City of Spokane and teaming with local pubs and hotels to increase tourism.
- More than 55 local No-Li co-workers living in and contributing to Spokane.
- Full-time employees receive 100 percent dental plan premium paid and 50 percent health plan premium paid.
- No-Li Community Development Program focuses on a monthly Spokane charitable organization with financial support and community awareness.
Spokane craft beer is becoming something more than just a good time. Together with the other 35-plus local breweries, No-Li is working hard to ensure that Spokane craft beer continues to build the economy, culture and community.