Knucklehead Brewery is set to open in Newman Lake. At this point it's almost hard keeping track of all the new local breweries opening, though I suppose that's kind of a luxury problem.
Speaking of local breweries, the Spokesman has a cool "Then and Now" photo of what used to be New York Brewery. The brewery was, despite its name, located on Washington and Spokane Falls from 1886 to 1903. The backstory is kinda fun, so go read it.
Highly brewery related: This is the time to try Untappd if you already haven't. The social network for beer has updated its iPhone and Android apps to the point of them actually being somewhat close to reasonably slick-ish. (Read our original Untappd post for more on the network.)