Ride the Rails with PNWER from Spokane to Sandpoint!
* An alternative Sunday evening event at Dry Fly Distilling is available for those unable to join the train tour (see below).
Networking Reception at Dry Fly Distilling: Whiskey from Farm to Bottle
Sunday, July 22 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Reception | open to all summit attendees 21+
Shuttle bus to and from the Davenport Grand Hotel to the Distillery will be provided!
Join PNWER delegates at Dry Fly Distilling for a networking reception and opportunity to learn more about the first distillery to open in Washington state. Participants will be taken on a tour of the distillery, and be treated to a whiskey tasting.
Founded in 2007, Dry Fly was the first distillery in the state of Washington since the prohibition days. Dry Fly features local and sustainable ingredients like Eastern Washington soft white winter wheat, Washington malted barley. Fly fishing enthusiasts and co-owners Kent Fleischmann and Don Poffenroth were also responsible for the Craft Distillers Bill which was the catalyst for the Washington State craft distillery movement.
Dry Fly sources its ingredients from local farms in beautiful Eastern Washington. Don and Kent have long-established relationships with a handful of farmers whom they trust to deliver consistent, quality ingredients that are evident in every drop of Dry Fly spirits. They reflect the beauty of the area into spirits made from local ingredients and from sustainable farms. Because of this, Dry Fly Distilling has achieved a true farm to bottle operation. Every drop of liquor is hand-crafted and pure. This is obvious in the unique flavor, which has won awards worldwide.
With a range of acclaimed products including vodka, gin, and whiskies, Dry Fly Distilling will continue to offer impressive spirits including a ten-year single malt due out soon. We also look forward to winning more awards and impressing more taste buds in the time to come! But you can always count on us to use the finest local ingredients and never compromise our quality distilling process.
Share the power of innovation, discovery, and community impact with WSU!
Monday, July 23 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Reception | open to all summit attendees
Riverfront Park Reception with the City of Spokane at Looff Carousel PAVILION
Tuesday, July 24 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Reception | open to all summit attendees
The City of Spokane is proud to host the PNWER delegates for an evening reception in the newly redesigned Looff Carousel Pavilion along the beautiful Spokane River.
At over 100 years old, the Looff Carousel is one of America's most beautiful and well preserved, hand-carved wooden carousels. Attendees will be treated to the finest local cuisine, and craft breweries and wineries that play an important role in the local economy. Everyone will have the opportunity to ride the historic carousel and enjoy the beautiful Riverfront park- a sprawling 100-acre campus home to many of the region's most iconic attractions.