River City Brewing is opening a Tap Room soon and we need one or two
craft-beer loving, highly-responsible folks to join our team and tend
bar. We are looking for people who will represent our beers to the
world, so an outgoing, friendly personality is a plus to help others
love our beer as much as we do. We will be open seven days a week, 3 --
8 pm on Sun to Wed and 3 -- 9 pm Thur to Sat. No food service -- just
beer and pretzels. Duties will mostly include serving beer, filling
growlers, and talking about beer, but will also involve moving (but not
lifting) kegs occasionally.
If you are interested, please e-mail your resume and a cover letter
including a description of your favorite craft beer and why you want to
work for River City Brewing.
Location: Downtown Spokane
Compensation: Hourly plus tips
This is a part-time job.
Send cover letter and resume to Emily@InlandNWBrewing.com
The winner of the River City Red Cycling Team "Big Dog" award was Travis Coleman. Travis has a long, storied cycling history in cycling including stints as a professional downhill mtb racer and road racing with Floyd Landis (long before FL was on the "juice" (I'm assuming)), but before I get too far astray, here is the point: Travis is riding mountain bikes in Peru right now and he had sent along a couple of pictures to tantalize and entice us to all want to go to Peru to ride mountain bikes.
Hopefully there will be more stories and more pics, but here is a start.
We have a bunch of beer events coming up on the next several weeks. Come join us, drink some beer and support some great local causes.
5 - A Girl Scout's Fundraiser with Girl Scout Cookies and Beer:
inaugural Craft Beer and Cookie Fest scheduled on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at
the Girl Scout Program Center, will pair great craft beer with the iconic Girl
Scout Cookie to raise funds and awareness for the nearly 2,500 Girl Scouts in
the Spokane area and the 8,200 Girl Scouts in their council.There will be at least five breweries
participating this year and a live band to play throughout the event. This is a
21 and older event that goes from 4pm-8pm Saturday. Tickets are $20 in advance
or $25 at the door. This includes a tasting mug, three 4oz pours and a brat.
on Saturday will be the first stop of the Inland Northwest Cyclocross Race
Series being held in Sandpoint Idaho with the races starting at 9am, and the
beer pouring at noon. This is a great
race to be a part of as well as a great spectator opportunity since it is a cyclocross
bike race with a beerfest. The event is
in support of Team Autism 24/7, a non profit dedicated to helping families
living with autism to have a better quality of life. They do this through
programs that educate, create awareness and create a sense of community for
families, professionals, and providers.
There will be four breweries (River City Brewing, Laughing Dog, 219er
and MickDuff’s), two pubs (Eichardt’s and Pour Authority), and one winery (Pend
Orielle Winery) participating in creating the BeerFest part of the Event. There will also be live music, food, an
announcer, and a raffle.
This Sunday, the Lands Council is organizing their Third Annual Brews Cruise. Unlike most "cruise", this one does not involve a boat, but involves pedaling around for your own people powered cruise. The event will begin and end at the Saranac Public House and will include stops at our brewery (complete with behind the scenes look at our brewing facility) and Budge Brothers. This 21+ event starts at 1 pm and includes live music at the finish line.
12 - EWU Library Roaring ‘20s Oktoberfest:
Washington University is simply jazzed about the Roaring '20s theme this year
for the EWU Library Oktoberfest on October 12th. They are telling people
“Don't be a flat tire, put on your Fedora or headdress and come
join the rest of the guys and gals. This awesome “swanky” event helps raise
some funds for the Collection Endowment Fund. All proceeds go to the EWU
Libraries' Collection Endowment Fund to purchase books, journals, and
electronic resources for students, faculty, staff and the EWU community at
large. The event will include a swanky meal and dessert, spiffy beer and wine
tastings. This year they've got wine
from the pros- Latah Creek Wineries and Walla Walla Vintners. River City Brewing and No-Li Brewhouse will be serving up some great
(LOCAL!) beers to sample. There will also be live rag-time music by some
swinging cats- the Chris Grant Quartet!
the best events hosted by Red Lion Hotels Corporation is their annual March of
Dimes Signature Chefs event held on Saturday October 12th from 6pm-10pm. The March of Dimes annual Signature Chefs Auction returns with
delectable tastings from Spokane's finest chefs and the opportunity to bid on
unique and desirable auction packages, as well as tastings from local wineries
and River City Brewing. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes mission of
improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and
infant mortality. This years event marks the 75th anniversary of March of Dimes
saving lives so it is an especially important event for them this year.
is a fun-filled evening of Brews & Bids that features tastings of a variety
of microbrews from the most popular northwest microbreweries and both a silent
and live auction will offer a variety of items for auction goers to bid
on.Every year, 100% of the money raised
from the OctoBREWfest event goes to support the efforts of the Inland Northwest
Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.Sixty percent stays in the Inland Northwest
to provide services to over 2500 local people who have MS and their families,
and 40% goes to funding increasingly hopeful research. Admittance for the
event, by ticket, is open to anyone over twenty-one years of age.
On Sunday, our local daily newspaper, The Spokesman-Review, ran the following piece written by one our owners. He seems reasonably smart when we drink beer together, but we didn't know he could string together sentences one after the other that make so much sense. Read on and then make plans to hit up the Listening Tour at CV High School . . .
The Washington state Senate’s statewide “Listening Tour” to gather
citizen input on our transportation system stops off in Spokane on
Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Central Valley High
Among the topics is the inclusion of funds for cycling, walking and
mass transit within transportation budget priorities. If you are
interested in seeing equitable treatment of cycling, walking and mass
transit, I urge you to attend and make your voice heard. Cyclists,
walkers and bus riders don’t have big-budget campaigns or organizations
to make sure we are included in the discussion, but we collectively
When the subject of bikes comes up within the context of roads, the
primary and loudest reaction is that cyclists don’t pay for roads and
therefore shouldn’t have a say in what happens. Some believe cyclists
may not even deserve space on the road, much less designated bike lanes
or other accommodations. The sentiment appears to be based on the idea
that those riding bikes must not own a car, may not have a job, don’t
contribute to the economy and certainly aren’t doing their fair share to
pay for the roads, which are, admittedly, usually designed for cars. When I get together with cyclists, however, I have a hard time
squaring this perception against reality, which is that cyclists come
from every walk of life. Many own businesses, multiple cars and homes,
and pay all sorts of taxes. Why, you might ask, is it important to note
that we are homeowners who pay taxes? Because direct taxes and fees,
such as gas taxes, license fees and road tolls, pay for only 47 percent
of the cost of streets and roads in Washington. The rest is from the
other taxes that state residents pay, including sales taxes and property
taxes (either through ownership or rental).
That means everyone in our state is contributing to the tax base
that funds 53 percent of our roads, even if we don’t own a car. This
includes some of the estimated 2 million state residents who can’t,
don’t or shouldn’t drive because they are too young, too old, too poor
or otherwise are unable to operate a vehicle. So to be fair to those who
don’t drive, whether by circumstances or choice, it is reasonable to
take these needs into account when developing budgets and
Besides the fundamental equity of including cyclists, walkers and
transit users, there is also an economic case. A Washington State Parks
study found that the Centennial Trail has an economic impact of $30
million per year. According to Visit Spokane, the trail is one of the
top five tourist attractions, and 53 percent of its users are visitors.
Those people pay hotel and motel taxes and help to support our retail
establishments, restaurants, theaters, museums and the jobs attached
to them. Other studies have shown that home prices are more stable near bike
trails and that businesses on streets with bike lanes show higher sales
tax revenue. Simply stated, spending money to include cyclists shows an
ongoing return on investment.
It is fair to assume that at the various stops of the Listening
Tour, the senators will hear from people supporting investment in moving
goods quickly and efficiently in large trucks. They are also likely to
hear from folks who don’t want to spend money on anything that increases
the expense of a transportation project. That is why supporters of
cycling, walking and transit need to speak up. Our transportation system should work for everyone. A system that
honors all choices is equitable and reflects the way transportation is
funded. Plus, it makes economic sense. Please take the time to make your
Gage Stromberg and his family own River City Brewing and he is a
partner at Powers Stromberg Pension Consulting Inc. He was a founding
board member of SpokeFest and Mobius. He regularly rides his bike to work.