Tomorrow, Orlison Brewing Co. will close the doors on its taproom with plans to focus only on being a production facility for Spokane, Wash., neighbor No-Li Brewhouse. This is not the first time the backers behind Orlison have evolved. In 2013, Golden Hills Brewing became Orlison Brewing after a rebranding and investor change (Golden Hills began in 2009). According to Facebook:
We have decided to change tactics and have entered into an exclusive contract at our production facility to brew for No-Li Brewhouse.
The Orlison brand and recipes are not being sold to No-Li. Our products will remain in the market at stores and as kegs for as long as our distributor partners have inventory. For any summer keg or package sales, please message us to set up a purchase directly from the brewery.
Today is the last day the taproom will be open, so go visit. They will be open from 4 until 9 p.m. pouring pints, filling growlers and selling merchandise. The closing of the Orlison brand is foiled with the maturing of Spokane’s big No-Li brand and its lead title Born & Raised IPA.
According to the The Spokesman-Review:
No-Li, meanwhile, has maxed out production at its facilities at an annual 12,000 barrels. To boost that, it began brewing and canning its best-selling Born & Raised IPA at Orlison in 2015 and later switched the contract to Hale’s Ales in Seattle before returning to Orlison earlier this year.