Thursday, August 4, 2016

Parking Lot Party at The Bar At Pizza Pipeline

Join RCB at The Bar at Pizza Pipeline on August 27th as we kick off the new school year with a FREE rocking River City Brewing Parking Lot Party with live music by Casey Ryan of Hymn & Her! 

There will be great pint prices on 6 different River City brews, 1/2 off pizza slices, a Brewery Tour raffle, games and a whole lotta SAWG to be given away. 

Be there and start the year right!


Monday, August 1, 2016

Ode to a Bike Ride

The ride started off like any other, Paul gliding up and taking the lead, "Troika it is, but to correct you, my friend, Seven Hills is my favorite to point my steed."

Up Thorpe and then Four Lakes, the wind pushed back as hard as the group pushed fore; Two abreast, eight riders in sync, waiting for the turn where the tailwind would  help us soar.

But first an echelon of death, each hanging on wondering where our bodies would finally come to rest. Paul's pull, inspired by the cemetery, nearly killed us but finally we had all passed the test. 

Relief, finally with the wind behind, but alas it became high-speed rollers one after another. Pressed to the limits, we each rode on, trading leads and tapping reserves, no one wanting to lose the tether.

Finally, into the park and the end was near. A few more small hills and finally relief, but for one the price was simply too dear. The man with a hammer came to collect his due, and suddenly for one the road seem to be covered with glue.

Slower and laboring through the final paces, three comrades carried him as best they could. Pedals moving slower, head hanging down, though moving forward it didn't looking good.

But finally Canon Coffee was in sight. The promise of an affagoto was the only thing to make it seem right. 50-some miles and a frightening pace, eight riders finally finished and only one losing face. 

To ride, to climb, to pedal with heart, these are the things that set the cyclist apart. To do so with friends is certainly a privilege, one to enjoy as long as it lasts. For one day we will each finally hang up our cleats and all of this will be in our collective past; but for now let's rest, recover and put aside the woe, for soon it will be time for us to go.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Second Annual Christmas in July

Join River City Brewing for our Second Annual Christmas in July!

This year we're going even bigger than last year. Join us on July 23rd for some great live music from local band L.O.S. (Left Over Soul), food from 3 Ninjas Food Truck and Mac Daddy's Gourmet Grub, photo booth with Santa from 2-4pm, lawn games such as cornhole and ladder balls, not to mention some awesome cellared beer! We will have kegs of our aged Midnight Marmot Imperial Stout, Congratulator Doppelbock, Deep Thaw Winter Warmer and many more!

Save the date because you won't want to miss this awesome all day event in the River City Brewing Tap Room and Brewery! More info coming soon, so save the date and stay tuned!

Cheers! #DrinkLocal #Spokane #CraftBeer #ChristmasInJuly #WinterBeersInSummer

Monday, June 13, 2016

Have you tried our Gose-Way?

What's new with River City Brewing

Have you tried the most recent limited release from River City Brewing? Introducing Gose-Way!

Gose (pronounced Goh-za) beers started in 16th century Germany. They are brewed with at least 50% wheat and are characterized by salty, mineral flavors. In America, Goses are often paired with other fruit or sweeter flavors. At River City Brewing, we make "super" beers so we decided that super berries were our path to a new, refreshing gose. With the addition of cranberry, acai berry and orange we were on the path. But in America, we don't stop at making things a little bit super, we want them super super. So along with the normal salt addition to a gose (we used Pink Himalayan Salt), we added three electrolytes (sodium, magnesium, potassium) commonly found in recovery and sports drinks. Hence, we created a super powerful, super wonderful, super refreshing gose. So will Gose-Away make you super? We can't say that. Will Gose-Away make your hangover go-away? Of course we can't say that. But will it? Really, we shouldn't say that. Just drink it and see what happens to you.

Cheers! #DrinkLocal #Spokane #CraftBeer #GoseWay

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It's Going to be Another Great Week at River City Brewing!

Check out the forecast for this week in Spokane!

The patio at River City Brewing is waiting for you! $10 Growler Fills on Tuesday, the release of a specialty beer on either Thursday or Friday (stay tuned for more details!), and then a Firkin of Equinox hopped Imperial Pilsner on First Friday. It's going to be a beautiful week in our neighborhood!

Cheers! #DrinkLocal #Spokane #CraftBeer #PatioSeason

Monday, May 9, 2016

What's Happening This Week with River City Brewing

This week at River City Brewing:

Monday, Emily will be hanging out at The Village Tavern in Airway Heights for a River City Pint Night! Pint specials, swag giveaways, and live music from 7-8:30!

Tomorrow is another one of our awesome $10 Growler Fill Tuesdays in the Tap Room. All Growler Fills are just $10 from 3-9pm. Great excuse to come out for a pint and take home a growler of our Clocktower Imperial IPA while it's available!

Wednesday is supposed to be 73 and sunny. And we have a patio. Need we say more?

Thursday, Emily will be out at the The Growler Guys - Richland for a pint night! Clocktower Imperial IPA will be on tap, and anyone who fills up a growler of it, get's a River City pint to take home!

Friday, we won't have our Randall, but instead we'll be releasing our version of the Downtown Collaboration Cream Ale, a Ginger Cream Ale! Come have a pint and let us know what you think.

On Saturday, River City Brewing will be represented at UNIFEST 2016, hosted by Unifest CO. at the Washington Cracker Building. You won't want to miss this!! An annual event that celebrates creativity & collaboration. This epic party will feature some of the best artists, musicians, performers and entrepreneurs in our PNW community. Doors open at 5:30pm at the Cracker Building (also know as the Terrain space). There will be a 3 Round Draw Off Battle Competition, Live music (6pm DJ Locke, 7pm Tech Tax, 8pm Adventure), Laboratory Art Installation from 5:30-9pm, a Marketplace showcasing an exciting collection of artists from 5:30-9:30pm, as well as the Dance Dome and TONS of vendors! This is an ALL AGES event, and Beer and Wine will be available for the 21+ crowd. You won't want to miss this!!

Have an awesome week everyone!

Cheers! #DrinkLocal #Spokane #CraftBeer #PatioSeason #GrowlerFills #Unifest #Art #SpokaneDoesntSuck

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

What's Happening with River City Brewing This Week

It's another busy week for River City Brewing!

Tonight, the River City team will be heading out to support our fellow brewers at Goose Island at their Migration Week Kick-Off Party! $10 (Donation to Make A Wish Foundation) gets you amazing beer, Food (Chefs from Chicago and Spokane create some amazing dishes), Live art exhibit, DJ and much more!

On Wednesday, we're thrilled to host a Craft Beer 101/Cicerone-Certified Beer Server course for the team at The Safari Room Grill And Bar. Knowledge is power, and we're going to get their team geared up to be some of the strongest beer servers in town!

Thursday for Cinco de Mayo, Emily will be slingin' swag at our River City Pint Night up at McClain's Pizzeria Spokane. This night will also be the Unofficial Release of our 2016 Clocktower Imperial IPA! Come on out for some pints and wicked banter and start your Cinco de Mayo celebrations off right!

Friday night, Christ will be loading up the Randall with something delicious for you to try, as well as the Official Release of our Clocktower Imperial IPA!

Finally on Saturday, Emily will be in Ellensburg for the Wing Central, Brooklyn's Pizzeria and Blue Rock Saloon's Pub Crawl! $20 gets you pints at each location, a River City shirt and pint glass, and food along the way!

It's going to be a great week filled with awesome people and delicious beer in some great cities!

Cheers! #DrinkLocal #Spokane #Ellensburg #CraftBeer #MigrationWeek #CiceroneTraining #CincoDeMayo #Clocktower

Monday, April 25, 2016

Pints, Pint Nights, Pre-Bloomsday Movies, Riverkeeper Films, and Bloomsday! It's going to be a great week in Spokane!


It's going to be a busy week this week for River City Brewing! So many fun ways for us to get out and support the amazing city and community we live in!

Monday the 25th - Micro Monday or simply customer appreciation, call it what you want, but Monday is our $3 Micro Monday, where all of our pints are just $3 for the awesome folks in Spokane.

Tuesday the 26th - Bloomsday Blonde Pint Night at David's Pizza! Wear any of your awesome Bloomsday shirts from years past to win sweetprizes, and anyone who orders a Bloomsday Blonde gets one of the limited release 40th Running of Bloomsday Pint Glass!

Wednesday the 27th - Suds and Cinema: PREFONTAINE at the Bing Crosby Theater! The true story of Steve Prefontaine, one of the greatest American runners of all time, will be screened on the Wednesday before the 40th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane as part of The Inlander's Suds and Cinema series. Have a beer, watch a great movie and learn more about the University of Oregon sensation from two men who knew him well. Bloomsday Blonde and Riverkeeper IPA will be served before and during the movie for just $5!

Thursday the 28th - 2nd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at The Garland Theater! The Spokane Riverkeeper, Mountain Gear and Patagonia are thrilled to bring the Spokane community together around local and global issues in a venue where environmental groups are able to help new activists take action. Whether depicting the struggle for environmental justice or an educational tale about an endangered species, the films expose people to forward-thinking ideas and global awareness.All proceeds benefit the Spokane Riverkeeper: For a fishable and swimmable Spokane River. Riverkeeper IPA, Girlfriend Golden, River City Red and VB Stout will be poured throughout the event!

Friday the 29th - You made it to Friday! Yay! The Randall for the weekend will be our Riverkeeper IPA infused with Fresh Cranberries.

Saturday the 29th - River City will be on hand pouring up pints at the Moscow Alehouse/ Relay for Life Brewfest! Over 40 beers, 8 bands, Vandal Meats and lots and lots of cool rafle prizes all day! They even got a beer snow cone machine for the event! The fun starts at 1:00 till 9:00pm. Tickets are $15. All proceeds go to the Relay for Life American Cancer Society!

Sunday the 1st - It's the 40th Running of Bloomsday! The run starts at 9am and River City will be pouring up pints of our Bloomsday Blonde, Riverkeeper IPA and River City Red in the Bloomsday Corporate Cupagain this year!

It's a great week to be in Spokane! So many awesome community events happening that just really show how lucky we are to live in a place that is truly Near Nature, and Near Perfect!

Cheers! ‪#‎Spokane‬ ‪#‎CraftBeer‬ ‪#‎DrinkLocal‬ ‪#‎Community‬ ‪#‎MicroMonday‬ ‪#‎RiverkeeperIPA‬ ‪#‎SpokaneRiverkeeper‬ ‪#‎Bloomsday‬ ‪#‎40thRunning‬

Monday, April 4, 2016

Introducing our Bloomsday Blonde! 

For 40 years, spring in Spokane has meant it was time for the Lilac Bloomsday Run. Starting with 1,200 runners in 1977 and including nearly 50,000 runners, walkers and wheelchairs every year for the last 20 years, it is hard to overestimate the impact Bloomsday has had on our community. From the runners and walkers, to volunteers, to supporters of all kinds, it has left a lasting positive impact. To celebrate the 40th running, River City Brewing is proud to have the opportunity to produce “Bloomsday Blonde,” a light American style blonde ale, perfect for post-run relaxing or just raising a pint for everyone involved in this great event.

Look for bars and restaurants and hotels throughout our area that are pouring Bloomsday Blonde this month, and raise a pint with us celebrate the 40th running of Bloomsday in our amazing city!

#DrinkLocal #BloomsdayBlonde #Spokane 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Re-release of Riverkeeper IPA and Announcement of the RIVERKEEPER RIVERWALK

Spokane, Washington – Stretching 111 miles from Lake Coeur d’Alene to the Columbia River, the Spokane River is a centerpiece of our region.  It has been and always should be a critical resource and recreational opportunity for our entire region.  Working every day to protect that resource for us is the sole mission of the Spokane Riverkeeper.  To honor that work, and to promote awareness of and the fundraising efforts for this important organization, Numerica Credit Union and River City Brewing have again teamed up to shine a light on the Spokane Riverkeeper.

River City Brewing, Numerica and Spokane Riverkeeper are pleased to announce the re-release of the Riverkeeper IPA, River City’s premiere IPA, and announce the first annual RIVERKEEPER RIVERWALK.  Featuring eight bars and restaurants near the Spokane River, we invite you to “Wreck Your Liver to Save the River” in order to collect a commemorative pint glass, trigger a donation to the Spokane Riverkeeper from Numerica and have a chance to win your own river adventure by rafting or floating the Spokane River with ROW Adventures.

IPAs, or India Pale Ales, are the leading style of craft beer sold in America, so River City Brewing is proud to be able to promote and support Spokane Riverkeeper with the Riverkeeper IPA.  Updated this year with eight hop varieties, this beer is a classic West coast style IPA with lots of citrusy aroma and crisp hop flavor.  Riverkeeper IPA will be served for the very first time this year at Numerica Credit Union’s downtown branch on Friday, March 4th from 5:30pm to 8pm, with local photographer Charley Gurche on site displaying his beautiful photos of the Spokane River. 

Also, starting that day, an insert in every issue of the Inlander (also available at the Launch Party and participating restaurants) will provide a RIVERWALK guide to the eight participating restaurants for this month-long celebration of the Spokane River.  If patrons make a stop in 4 or more of the participating restaurants, they can redeem their RIVERWALK guide for a free commemorative pint glass and Numerica will make a $5 donation on their behalf, or, if they visit 7 or 8 of the participating restaurants, they will get the pint glass, the donation made by Numerica and their name will be entered in a grand prize drawing for a ROW Adventure float or rafting trip.

“Numerica is proud to support Riverkeeper IPA again this year, and we’re particularly excited about the new Riverwalk event,” said Kelli Hawkins Numerica’s Communications Manager. “We want to encourage support of Spokane Riverkeeper through the Riverwalk event and think making a donation to support a cleaner, healthier river is a great way to do so! Not only are participants able to enjoy a great, locally-brewed IPA, they’re also earning a donation in their name for the Spokane Riverkeeper, which we love,” added Hawkins.

Following RIVERKEEPER RIVERWALK, the Riverkeeper IPA will continue to be available year-round and River City Brewing makes year-long donations to the Spokane Riverkeeper supported by the sales of this beer.  “We are very proud of this beer and proud of our partnership with the Spokane Riverkeeper,” states Gage Stromberg, an owner at River City Brewing, “The whole brewery looks forward to the annual re-release of this beer because we love hops, love IPAs and love the Spokane River.” 

“The Riverkeeper is all about engaging the public in the protection of the Spokane River.  When businesses like Numerica and River City Brewing partners with us in that work, it creates huge benefits for the entire community” says our Spokane Riverkeeper, Jerry White.

Spokane Riverkeeper, Numerica Credit Union and River City Brewing would also like to thank the participating restaurants – Veraci Pizza, Nectar Wine and Beer in Kendall Yards, David’s Pizza, The Blackbird, Ripples Riverside Grill at the Red Lion on the River, O’Doherty’s Irish Grille, and Rock City Grill– and our distribution partner, KBI Craft, our graphics partner, Design Queue, and collaterals partner, Ammonite Ink, and our media partner, DH.  Look for information about a Pub Crawl featuring all of our partners on Tuesday, March 1st.

For more information about these events or organizations, please contact us at the numbers above or see Numerica Credit Union at, Spokane Riverkeeper at, or River City Brewing at