Thursday, September 5, 2013

Riverkeeper Red

Water is not only the foundation of life, it is the foundation of beer, so teaming up with the Spokane Riverkeeper to create a special edition of Riverkeeper Red was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.

The Spokane Riverkeeper is a non-profit group dedicated to protecting and restoring the health of the Spokane River Watershed.  To honor their work, we have taken our “Red” in a whole new direction.  Using Nugget and Liberty hops from the Yakima Valley, we have created a hoppy version of our year-round River City Red. The Carapils and Special Roast malts give it a copper color and a wee bit of malt flavor, but they take a backseat to the crisp hop tones River City Brewing will be making a donation to the Spokane Riverkeeper for each keg of Riverkeeper Red sold.

Our distributor, Click Distributing, has agreed to sell the kegs at a reduced price to encourage bars, restaurants and retailers to make a donation of $25 (or more) for each keg they pour and we have materials available to share with patrons to learn about the Spokane Riverkeeper, their work and this special edition beer.

Riverkeeper Red will be rolling out for the very first time at Zola’s tonight, Thursday, September 5, at an event from 6 – 8 pm.  We will also be doing an event with the Spokane Riverkeeper at Pints Alehouse on Wednesday, September 18, 6 – 8 pm and looking for some other opportunities to highlight this great organization and the beer honoring their work.  We are also pleased to be pouring it at the Annual Dirty Martinis for Clean Water fundraiser on September 13, 6 – 10 pm at Chateau Rive. For more information on the Spokane Riverkeeper or Dirty Martinis for Clean Water, go to spokaneriverkeeper.org.

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