Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Are you ready for this year's Inland NW Craft Beer Festival?? Check out all the goodies we'll be pouring this year!

1) Wine Barrel Aged Huckleberry Ale:
Back again for 2015, Wine Barrel Aged Huckleberry! We picked up a Merlot barrel, two Shiraz barrels and a Sangiovese barrel from our neighbors, Barrister Winery. We filled them with our delicious Huckleberry Ale, let them sit for a month to absorb the wine and oak flavors and then have combined them back into one fruity, funky and fantastic beer. Rosy colored, sweet and tart with a dry finish, this beer is refreshing beer perfect for our summer weather. 5.2% ABV / 6 IBU

2) Oako-Coco Nitro:
Sure Midnight Marmot Imperial Stout is good, but this one-off version takes it to 11. We lovingly aged Midnight Marmot with Oak chips and Cocoa nibs and carbonated it with nitrogen. The result is a smooth, creamy head on a full-bodied stout complimented by chocolately flavors mixed with oaky, nutty bittersweet notes. This is a high intensity stout with lots of oak and cocao throughout the traditional stout malt flavors. M’mm M’mm extra good. 8.6% ABV / 59 IBU

3) Funkadelicious Fresh Hop Ale:
“Fresh Hop” Ale has a very specific meaning – it has to be made within 24 hours of the time the hops are harvested. For River City Brewing, that means a road trip to the Yakima Valley, this year to pick up Mosaic hops harvested during the prior day. We drive them home and dump them into a brew of pale ale with a high-attenuation west-coast style yeast so as much hop character comes through as possible. Fresh hop ales only happen once a year in celebration of the hop harvest, which is something every beer lover can support. Funkadelicious is our super fresh version of a fresh-hops pale ale. Ask about how to bring out the funk when you order one, enjoy the hoppy freshness and then start dreaming of next year’s harvest. 6.3ish% A.B.V. / 70 I.B.U.

4) TW Frankensour:
This beer has a history that is hard to believe and you may not want to drink one after you hear it. A friend bought a keg of 1997 TW Fisher Huckleberry Ale from a warehouse cleaning auction in 2013. We got a limited quantity of this surprisingly drinkable beer (a testament to the wonders of keg storage), which we mixed with an hoppy experiment that was fermented with a combination of lager and ale yeasts that had been aged already for a year in an oak wine barrel. We aged it another nine months, testing it along the way, to discover that we had created a beautiful abomination of a beer. Part fifteen year-old beer, part dual yeasted hoppy experiment, and aged past the weirdness into a delightfully funky franken-sour of beer that you have to drink to believe. IT LIVES! And you can drink it. 5.4% ABV /25 IBU

5) River City Randall:
Come by and see what’s on the River City Randall. We will have a couple of different beers and randall ingredients along the way that change throughout the day, so check in to see if it’s dark, light, fruity, spicy or just what. Any way it goes, it’s guaranteed to be good.

6) Firkin- Pumpkin Peach Ale Made The Hard Way :
A Firkin is a small keg which we use to create an experimental beer. We combine the wort of one of the beers in our line-up, but then add some special ingredients and yeast to let it ferment in the keg. As a result, it self-carbonates as it ferments, so the carbonation level is lower and the flavors more intense. This year we will offer Pumpkin Peach Ale Made The Hard Way.

7) 2015 Congratulator Eisbock (Friday Night Only):
Prepared for our anniversary party, the Congratulator Eisbock is more malty and higher alcohol than it’s baby brother name-sake dopplebock, but shares the lagered malty smoothness of this traditional beer. It packs a whallop, so consume carefully. Only available in limited quantities. 12.5% A.B.V. / 50 I.B.U.

8) 2015 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Vanilla Bean Stout (Saturday Only):
This is the evil twin to our year-round VB Stout. Like a soap opera, this evil twin is not as sweet, darker and richer. To create this beauty we added a traditional stout and whole vanilla beans to an Oola Distillery Waitsburg Bourbon Whiskey barrel and then let is set for 3 months. The result is not as sweet as our VB Stout, but an interesting contrast. It definitely has a full, rich body and a some oaky tartness from the barrel and aging. - Limited quantities available 6% ABV / 55 IBU


Dates & Times
Friday, October 2, 2015 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday, October 3, 2015 Noon-8:00pm
Avista Stadium
602 N Havana St.
Spokane, WA 99202


Tickets on sale now!
$20 advance tickets/$25 at the door while supplies last ($15 for Military with valid ID)
Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only (includes free water/soda)
Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass & six 5 oz. tastes
Additional tokens may be purchased at $2 each or four for $5
Washington Beer Lover members receive two bonus tokens when they present their member passports
This is a 21-and-over event

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