Wednesday, February 18, 2015

2015 Riverkeeper IPA Debuts this Wednesday, 2/18/15

Our quality of life in the Inland Northwest is greatly enhanced by the quality of the water that surrounds us.  Recognizing the importance of the Spokane River and its watershed, Numerica Credit Union and River City Brewing have teamed up with Spokane Riverkeeper again this year to launch an annual awareness and fundraising effort.  To celebrate these efforts, River City Brewing is releasing a completely new version of Riverkeeper IPA, a microbrew debuting Wednesday, February 18, exclusively at a release party at the Lantern Tap House, 1004 S. Perry Street, Spokane, Wash.  Link to Facebook Event Post.

More than just a beer, Riverkeeper IPA is the capstone of a collaboration between Spokane Riverkeeper, Numerica and River City Brewing to raise funds and awareness about preserving and protecting the Spokane River and its watershed. The efforts include an online donation campaign, an educational website and events.

"With more than 50 pounds of hops in every brew, the new Riverkeeper IPA is a beer that will get your attention,” said Gage Stromberg, River City Brewing owner, “just the way it should get your attention that our quality of life is so impacted by the Spokane River.”

River City Brewing will make a donation to Spokane Riverkeeper for every batch they brew, meaning that every pint consumed helps the organization.  Two years in a row, Numerica has provided the financial underwriting necessary to create awareness and support events in conjunction with Spokane Riverkeeper.

“Numerica is excited to support the Riverkeeper IPA campaign once again this year,” said Kelli Hawkins, communications manager for Numerica. “We love that Spokane Riverkeeper has the opportunity to use such a fun tool to educate our community about their great efforts to restore and protect our river and watersheds. By teaming up with Spokane Riverkeeper and River City, we are able to help our community live well.”

Included in the Riverkeeper IPA campaign are educational components about the work of Spokane Riverkeeper on a custom website,, posters, coasters, table-top materials and more.

“The Spokane River gives so much to our community socially and economically; it’s wonderful to see the community get creative to support a healthy River,” said Jerry White, Jr, Spokane Riverkeeper. “Local businesses partnerships like the one Numerica and River City Brewing have forged to support the Spokane Riverkeeper is a real success. The community receives great tasting local beer and gets to drink it knowing that their dollars are helping to keep the Spokane River fishable and swimmable for the next generation. I am really excited to be a part of an effort that is a model of creative and responsible corporate citizenship.”

Following Wednesday’s Launch Party at the Lantern Tap House, Riverkeeper IPA will be available full-time in bars and restaurants across the region and always on tap at the River City Tap Room, 121 S. Cedar in downtown Spokane.

Riverkeeper IPA is a Northwest style, full-bodied IPA using regional hops and grains.  The 2015 version includes over 50 pounds of hops in each batch, including Citra, Palisade, Cascade, Centennial, El Dorado, Millennium and Chinook hops.  For more information about the beer or where you can find it on tap, visit,, or find it on Taplister or TapHunter on your smart phone devices.

About Numerica Credit Union
Numerica Credit Union currently has more than 100,000 members throughout Central and Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and over $1.3 billion in assets. It offers a full line of financial products and services, including mortgages and business products. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the state of Washington or the Idaho Panhandle.

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