No Drought Brewing Co. opens neighborhood brewery in Spokane Valley

<p><p>A local couple has brought their passion for craft beer to a Spokane Valley neighborhood.</p></p><p><p>Damon Netz and Magen Potter-Netz opened No Drought Brewing Co. in December at 10604 E. 16th Ave., adjacent to Northwest Pizza Co.</p></p><p><p>“It’s been amazing – more than we could ever have hoped for,” Damon Netz said of the neighborhood’s response to the brewery.</p></p><p><p>“A lot of people have come in and said they live a couple of blocks away and they’re just so excited to have a brewery like this close to their house within walking distance.”</p></p><p><p>The brewery has 16 taps, with nine dedicated to “mainstay” brews, including a Doppelbock, German IPA, Schwarzbier, Hefeweizen, Kolsch, Berliner Weisse, Pilsner, Altbier and West Coast Grizzly IPA.</p></p><p><p>The brewery also has ciders, kombucha and a cream soda on tap. It also sells beer in growlers and cans.</p></p><p><p>“A lot of what we’ll have on tap are German-style beers,” Netz said. “However, the West Coast Grizzly IPA has been the No. 1 seller almost every day.”</p></p><p><p>The brewery does not have a restaurant, but patrons are allowed to bring in food from the adjacent Northwest Pizza Co. and other establishments.</p></p><p><p>Netz said the idea to launch No Drought Brewing Co. began in 2018 after a visit to Nu Home Brew &amp; Bottles – now known as Genus Brewing and Supply in Spokane Valley.</p></p><p><p>“On the way home, I just stopped in one day and I bought a five-gallon (brew) kettle,” Netz said. “Multiple times a week I would just stop in, have a beer, chat and learn about the brewing process.”</p></p><p><p>“I did that for about a year and then decided to make a business out of it,” he continued.</p></p><p><p>The couple spent several months renovating space to make way for the brewery in the 4,200-square-foot building shared with Northwest Pizza Co.</p></p><p><p>“We ended up doing a majority of the work ourselves. We did all the framing, drywall, designing and decoration,” Netz said.</p></p><p><p>“It took a lot of time.” she said. “It was a good learning process.”</p></p><p><p>The couple strives to make the brewery a warm and inviting space for people to connect.</p></p><p><p>“I’m really excited about our location. I graduated from University High School, so being in this neighborhood and seeing familiar faces has been really great,” Potter-Netz said.</p></p><p><p>“Having that kind of connection with our customers is nice.”</p></p><p><p>The brewery is hosting a grand opening celebration Jan. 29 from noon-9 p.m.</p></p><p><p>No Drought Brewing Co. is open Tuesday-Thursday from 3-8 p.m., Friday from 3-9 p.m. and Saturday from noon-9 p.m.</p></p>