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Notes from all over, kumbaya edition


Interested in seeing another new brewery here in Spokane? Of course you are, and what better way to prove your enthusiasm than to support Black Label Brewing Company's Kickstarter.

They have raised almost $6,000 of a $15,000 goal that, with thirty-seven days to go, seems achievable. Black Label describes themselves as "Spokane's first green nano-brewery", and with ideas like a bicycle powered grain mill, they certainly have some original plans.

More information can be found on their Kickstarter page, as well as on their Facebook profile.

Looking to do some good this weekend and drink some excellent coffee? Coeur Coffee will be hosting a West Central clean-up this Sunday at 9 am. Good deeds aside, they will also serve coffee from Manners -- Mr Spokane's roaster -- for free. Awesome, right? Right! Check out Coeur's Facebook post for... Well, not a whole lot more, but for the official word at least. We fully expect to see Riverkeeper Bart Mihailovich there!