Spokane Lilac Festival to Host Brewfest

On Saturday May 21, 2022, the Spokane Lilac Festival Association (SLFA) is bringing together 16 local breweries for the First Annual Lilac Festival Brewfest.

For more than 80 years, the SLFA has championed the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, honoring our military, empowering our youth, and showcasing our region. This year, Festival planners are adding the Brewfest to the mix to further showcase the region and Spokane’s many award-winning and innovative breweries.

“We are excited to host our First Annual Spokane Lilac Festival Brewfest in the streets of Downtown Spokane,” says Sam Snow, 2022 SLFA Parade Vice President. All tickets include a commemorative glass and 10 tokens for 5-oz pours at the participating breweries.

Date: May 21, 2022, 1:00pm – 5:00pm (VIP early entry, Noon)

Location: 210 N. Wall St. between W. Spokane Falls Blvd. and W. Main Ave.

Tickets: $35 (General Admission) / $45 (VIP) Available for purchase at www.spokanelilacfestival.org

In celebration of the inaugural event, YaYa Brewing Company has unveiled a new German style pilsner brewed for the SLFA called the Parade Pilsner (5.5% ABV) and is made with malted barley bred by WSU and grown on the Palouse.  They will donate a portion of taproom sales from this beer and their headliner Angel IPA to the Festival.

Other participating brewers include: Bellwether Brewing; Brick West Brewing; Black Label Brewing; Bottle Bay Brewing; For the Love of God Brewing; Four Eyed Guys Brewing; Garland Brew Werks; The Grain Shed; Humble Abode Brewing; Lumberbeard Brewing; Mountain Lakes Brewing; No Drought Brewing; No Li Brewing; Precious Things Fermentation Project; and Whistlepunk Brewing.

The Spokane Lilac Festival Brewfest logo was designed by local Community College graphic design student Gillian Chappell.

“The Spokane Lilac Festival hosts a number of events on parade day and we are hoping the success of the Brewfest will add one more,” says Snow. “I think people are eager to get out and socialize at fun events in our beautiful city.”