Thursday, February 14, 2013

Moscow Alehouse - Press Release

For Immediate Release - Dated: February 12, 2013
You may not remember the song reference, but hopefully you remember the beers as the Moscow Alehouse welcomes back Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company.
In late 2010, the Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company lost its leased space where the brewery had been located since 1987 and was forced to shut down brewing operations.  The Moscow Alehouse was able to pour the remaining inventory but by early 2011, the kegs had all run dry and the Alehouse was forced to part ways with some of their most cherished craft brews on tap.  Thankfully, 2013 is proving to be a year of new adventures for both the Moscow Alehouse and the Brewery.
At the start of the year, the long-time manager of the Moscow Alehouse, Wendy Smiley-Johnson, took over ownership of the popular restaurant and bar and is enjoying operating with their new identity and new logo.  Similarly, the Brewery has had new life breathed into it as it has re-started production of some of the most popular beers.  Available for the first time in two years, Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company will be able to pour Huckleberry Ale and Vandal Gold at the Moscow Alehouse on Saturday, February 16, followed by VB Stout about March 1st.  The Moscow Alehouse will also be pouring River City Red, a beer made by the newly established River City Brewing, which is now co-located with the Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company.
The Moscow Alehouse and Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company would like to invite everyone to the Moscow Alehouse, located at 226 West 6th, to welcome these brews and to meet the Head Brewer, Cody Ragan, and owner, Gage Stromberg.  Cody was previously the Co-Head Brewer in Coeur d’Alene, but with the retirement of Laurie Kraus, has taken up the lead.  The Alehouse and Brewery will be raffling prizes for customers during the event from 1 pm to 5 pm, with a grand prize of an overnight stay at the Hotel Lusso and tour of the brewery.
In addition to the return of these wonderful craft beers, you will find many of the long-time favorites on the menu, but also new twists and updates under Wendy’s ownership.  The Moscow Alehouse will also continue to feature a rotating line-up of great microbrew beers with many produced regionally, with regular brewery events.  For more detail, see the Moscow Alehouse Facebook page at  

Contact information:
Moscow Alehouse, Wendy Smiley-Johnson,, 208-882-BREW (2739)
Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company/River City Brewing, Gage Stromberg –

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