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 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016


River City Brewing had an awesome 2015. We sold more beer and had more fun than any prior year. As such, we are pleased to be putting our third year in the history books and are ready to celebrate. Join us Saturday, January 30, 3 – 10 pm for some special beers, original tunes from Folkinception (5-9 pm) and excellent food from Couple of Chefs Catering & Street Cuisine Truck. The party is in the Tap Room and the Brewery, so we will be celebrating come snow or shine.

After checking the cellar, here is what’s On Tap for our 3rd Anniversary Party:
Huckleberry Ale
Girlfriend Golden Ale
River City Red
VB Stout
Riverkeeper IPA
River City Root Beer
2016 Congratulator Doppelbock
2015 Midnight Marmot Imperial Stout
2014 Oako-Coco Nitro
2015 Congratulator Doppelbock
2014 Deep Thaw Winter Warmer
2014 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout (limit one 8oz pour per person)

During 2015, we continued experimenting with new beers, hops and techniques, we won several awards, and we expanded our sales territory, but mostly we made great beer day in and day out and had it served in great places in communities all over the Northwest. We are proud of the brew team, sales team (one person is a “team,” right?) and our bartenders who put a face on our brewery every day in the Tap Room. We have some more good stuff rolling out in 2016, but first, let’s celebrate!

Here are the details: Our event is all ages, and better yet, no cover! Beer tickets will be $2.50 each - 1 ticket for an 8oz pour, and 2 tickets for a 16oz pour (except Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout which is 2 tickets for an 8oz pour and will be limited to one person until it runs out).

For River City Brewing, 2015 was a home run. We hope you join us on January 30th to celebrate another great year of brewing beer for our friends, neighbors and communities all over the Northwest.

Cheers! #DrinkLocal 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


The holiday season is fun, but also stressful if you work in retail or hospitality. You have put up with unreasonable requests, whiny customers, long hours and a lot of stress to help everyone else have a nice holiday season, so we want to thank you with $2 pints for the next week for anyone who just finished a hard few weeks in bars, restaurants, stores, malls, ski resorts or anywhere else you were working hard while everyone else was taking time off.

Come in to the River City Brewing Tap Room (121 S. Cedar St), show the bartender some proof of your work and enjoy $2 pints Monday through Sunday, 1/4-1/10. You deserve a break and a pat on the back. Come see us for both.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

This week at River City Brewing:

Tonight- $10 Growler Fill Tuesday. All Growler Fills, just $10. 

Tomorrow- Meet the Makers night at AREA 51 Taphouse - at the onion from 5-7pm. Emily will be up with swag to give away, and they will have our Wine Barrel-Aged Huckleberry Ale, Riverkeeper IPA, 2015 Midnight Marmot Imperial Stout, and our 2014 Congratulator Doppelbock on tap!

Thursday- For New Year's Eve, we will be open from 3-10pm and all growler fills will be just $10.

Friday- Closed for New Year's Day.

Saturday- Chris will be in from 3-10pm.


Monday, December 21, 2015

This Week at River City Brewing:

  • Monday is $3 Micro Monday. All Pints just $3.
  • Tuesday is $10 Growler Fill Tuesday. All Growler Fills just $10.
  • Wednesday Angel is in to rock the house.
  • Thursday we will be open from 3-7pm with $10 Growler Fills.
  • We will be closed Friday to allow our staff time home with their families for Christmas.
  • We will be open again regular hours on Saturday from 3-10pm and Sunday from 3-9pm.

And we still have Gift Cards, T-Shirts, Hat and Growlers available for sale for anyone needing some last minute Christmas presents!

Cheers! #DrinkLocal