Spokane’s No-Li Brewhouse is no stranger to international recognition. Not long ago, the brewery brought home six medals from the World Beer Awards. More recently, two other medals from the Japan Internation Beer Cup. There have been others, too.
On October 9th, No-Li Brewhouse announced that it is one of a handful of U.S. breweries recently selected to participate in an international showcase and trade mission. This is the first trade mission of its kind organized by the Brewers Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It offers the breweries an opportunity to export beer to several countries.
“This is an amazing opportunity for No-Li and Spokane craft brewing,” said No-Li Brewhouse’s COO, Cole Bryant. “The 65 international brewing medals that No-Li has won and being recognized as a top two brewery in America for international awards has created this moment!”
As much as this presents an opportunity for the brewery, it’s also an opportunity for Spokane. “It’s awesome for the community and Spokane craft brewing,” No-Li Brewhouse’s owner, John Bryant, said in a statement to the press. “It helps put this city and region on the map for creating some of the best beers in the world.”
This international showcase and trade mission allows breweries to develop exports to China, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and the Netherlands.
Bryant said that he hopes the trade mission will open doors for tourism to Spokane and help generate hotel stays and visits other breweries and restaurants in the area.
In August, the brewery announced that it secured six medals at the World Beer Awards, which take place in London. On October 1st, No-Li Brewhouse announced that it won two medals at the 2021 Japan International Beer Cup, the largest beer competition in Asia, featuring more than 1,000 beers from 25 countries.