Beer and basketball come together in Spokane as No-Li Brewhouse partners with Spokane Hoopfest for some summer 3 on 3 basketball. Taking place in downtown Spokane from June 29-30, 2019, Spokane Hoopfest is the largest 3 on 3 outdoor basketball tournament in the world.
This collaboration is designed to build community, excitement, and awareness throughout the Pacific Northwest for both the basketball tournament and craft beer. Spokane Hoopfest brings together 6,000 teams to the Inland Empire to play 3 on 3 basketball on 450 courts that take up 45 city blocks. The tourney brings 225,000 fans to the streets of Spokane.
Beyond basketball, Spokane Hoopfest is an outdoor festival with shopping, food, interactive entertainment and Spokane style beer from No-Li Brewhouse.
Here are additional details from the press release…
No-Li Brewhouse has been a staple of craft beer in the Pacific Northwest since 2012. The family owned and operated brewery was Born & Raised in Washington’s Inland Empire, and is an internationally award-winning brewery. Our innovative beers are made in Spokane, using ingredients sourced from within 300 miles of Spokane.
No-Li is giving away Hoopfest pint glasses on Thursdays in the month of May when you purchase a pint of our Red, White & No-Li pale ale at the No-Li pub in Spokane, WA.
Hoopfest and No-Li will use this partnership to raise $12,000 in June for Ignite Basketball Association through fundraising and donating $10 from each keg sold in Washington State.
Ignite Basketball Association (formerly known as Midnight Basketball Association) is a community and school-based outreach program that offers a safe, constructive alternative for area youth in grades 6, 7, and 8. The goal is to strengthen participants’ character, self-esteem, and discipline so they are better equipped and prepared for the challenges of their teen years and beyond. This youth basketball program targets the population within the central urban neighborhood of Spokane’s School District No. 81. While basketball is the foundation of this league, the motivational workshops and recreational activity are also crucial elements.
As an avid hoops fan, we think you should join us the last weekend in June to experience it for yourself…and while you’re at it, grab a pint of No-Li beer to support IBA. Rise up and help us raise $12,000 to enrich the lives of local youth through the love of the game. It will feel good, and taste good too!
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.