Chances are, if you are reading this blog, you are not a polka fan. Not a lot of cross-over in our audiences I suspect, but nonetheless, you may remember the Beer Barrel Polka, better known by the phrase "rrrrrrooooollll out the barrel . . ." In the song, it's just the start of the party, but for us, it's the start of a whole lot and we are just starting to roll out the barrels of beer.
Today, Rick Bonino and the Spokesman Review cover the re-birth of our brewery here: CdA Brewing back as River City - http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/feb/13/cda-brewing-back-as-river-city/. I think Rick does a nice job of touching on our history, but focusing on the future, along with some comments about the two beers we had ready for him to taste. Rick has been following the beer scene in Spokane for as long as there has been a beer scene, so it was nice to get a nod of the hat from him in today's newspaper.
We are also rolling out the barrels of beer this weekend in North Idaho at the Moscow Alehouse, but this time focused on our history. As mentioned in Rick's column, we will be pouring the venerable and much-loved Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company Huckleberry Ale, along with long-time staple of the Moscow Alehouse - Vandal Gold. They are kind enough to include a keg of River City Red starting on Saturday, and we will be getting them the very first keg of Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company's VB Stout when it is finished conditioning in a couple more weeks. We sent out a Press Release about the party we are having at the Moscow Alehouse, which I will include shortly.
And lastly, speaking of rolling out the barrels for the first time, we are happy to announce that our very first tap handle in Spokane for River City Red is at Famous Ed's. This south hill establishment has quickly become an institution of beer and pizza and we are very happy to have our first public appearance there. Stop in for a $10 growler fill on Mondays ($14 normally) or a pint anytime. And please let them know that we sent you. Well, not "sent" you, so much as kindly asked you to support the folks who are supporting our endeavors.
We are hoping that the list of tap handles will grow mightily in the next couple of weeks, in part because of our sponsorship of Spokane Restaurant Week, but in the meantime, feel free to start asking the bartender at your favorite watering hole if they have River City Red. They should any day now.