Cheney went 105 years between its previous two breweries, but the wait for the next one will be considerably shorter.
When New Boundary Brewing opened in May 2015, it was Cheney’s first since the city voted to go dry back in 1910, forcing the closure of Bavaria Brewery. While New Boundary called it quits at the end of 2017, now another newcomer is moving into the building at 505 First St.
Inland Ale Works hopes to open in September. Owner/brewer Nick Johnson, an amateur beer historian, said the name is a nod to Inland Brewing and Malting, which operated in Spokane in the early 1900s.
Johnson – whose homebrewing history goes back 30 years – lives in the Suncrest area north of Spokane County and never made it to New Boundary but found the affordable space while searching for a brewery location over the past year.
He plans to start out making five-barrel