Thursday, December 1, 2016

Second Annual International Marmot Beer Festival


Save the date for our Second Annual International Midnight Marmot Beer Festival!!! December 17th from 3-8pm.

Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door.

-2oz samples of 9 different Midnight Marmot Imperial Stout variations
-16oz pour of your choice of Marmot
-Your very own “International Marmot Beer Festival” Snifter glass. (while supplies last)
-$10 Growler fills available to take with you.
-(Limit One Per Person)
-Food Truck on site for food options

Beers on Tap:

2016 Marmot
2014 Marmot
Oako-Cocoa Nitro
Vanilla Coffee Marmot
Orange and Star Anise Marmot
Spicy Marmot
Pomegranate Marmot
Grand Cru Marmot
River Marmot

Also on Tap:
Afternoon IPA
Girlfriend Golden Ale
River City Root Beer

Get your tickets today to be a part of the Second Annual International Marmot Beer Festival!

Cheers!! #DrinkRiverCity

Thursday, November 3, 2016

November Events for River City Brewing

Another busy month for River City Brewing! 
Here are some of the events we will be a part of this month.

November 3rd - Generation Alive's 5th Annual Fall Fundraiser and Auction

November 4th - Habitat for Humanity Roof Raisers Supper Club

November 4th - Dirty Martinis for Clean Water

November 5th - Spokane Art Awards and Costume Ball

November 6th - REI Pray for Snow Pre-Season Bash

November 11th - Epicurean Delight

November 11th-12th - Powder Keg- Inlander Brew Festival

November 15th - Pint Night at McKay's Tap House - Richland

November 16th - Pint Night at Tapped-Taphouse and Kitchen

Friday, October 28, 2016

2017 River City Brewing Growler Club

Hello River City Brewing 
Growler Club Members!

It is that time of the year again. That wonderful time of the year where you get to sign up for another year of a River City Brewing Growler Club Membership!

Because our 2016 members were our Inaugural Members, we’re giving you first rights to sign up for a 2017 membership! From today (October 28th) to November 7th, we are keeping all Growler Club spots open for you all to renew your membership. Your renewal fee this year will be just $50, which will get you a “2017 River City Brewing Growler Club Member” Hoodie, a whole year of $10 Growler Club Growler fills in your 2016 Founding Member Growler and a $3 pint with each fill, as well as quarterly Exclusive Growler Club events (Attend-A-Brew Day, Imperial Release Sneak Peek, Sensory Analysis, etc.).

You only have two weeks to renew your membership before we open this up to the public for new memberships for $100. Registration for ALL memberships will close on November 20th for us to be able to get your new Hoodies in by the beginning of the year, at which time we’ll have a party for our awesome Growler Club Members!

We hope you join us again for a year of discounted growler fills and pints, and a year of being one of the select few a part of the River City Brewing Growler Club! Stop in the Tap Room any day to renew your membership, and enjoy a $1 when you do!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

So Many October Events, So Little Time!

Upcoming Events for River City Brewing in October

October 8th: The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery Fundraiser

Come enjoy tastings from local breweries and pizza while supporting an incredible local charity: the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery! The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting an event at The Lincoln Center October 8 from 6-9 PM. The event includes a silent auction for ski tickets, movie tickets, restaurant gift cards and more. Entrance is $35, and all proceeds go to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

October 9th: Spokane Bike Talk Happy Hour

Come for the Happy Hour, stay for the Bike Talk! It’s a chance to connect and an excuse to get together and talk bikes at the local and state level.

Come connect with your statewide bike organizations Sunday, Oct. 9 with Barb Chamberlain (Chief Strategic Officer); Tarrell Kullaway (Senior Director of Membership & Development), and Ed Ewing (Director of the Major Taylor Project).

You’ll get a brief overview of the merger of Washington Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club and how both now work statewide with new roles. Learn a bit about Cascade's statewide work in bike education, school-based youth programming, and the Major Taylor Project and how the role of endorsing political candidates moved from Cascade to WA Bikes.

Local bike leaders will share updates on projects and programs. We’ll celebrate the wins (like state funding that extended the Centennial Trail) and talk about what’s needed to grow and improve bicycling for all.

Light snacks and a pitcher or two of social beverages provided by Washington Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club with generous assistance from Gage and crew. Email to let us know you’re coming and help us plan refreshments. Many thanks to River City Brewing Owner Gage Stromberg for his support of the event!

October 15th: Evogreen East Eastoberfest Enduro Race

Eastoberfest is an enduro race at Beacon Hill in Spokane Washington, put on by Evergreen East. Racers will start at Camp Sekani and go to the towers, it will utilize most of the hill and consist of four stages, about 3,000 ft of climbing and will showcase the great variety of trails on Beacon.

Not the usual race courses at Beacon. There will be a mix of technical trails and flowing single track and a stage with jumps hit-able by all riders.

Like all enduro races, the stages will be revealed a few days before the race.

Registration Fees:

$45 members
$55 non-members (become a member today)

The funds from the race will go directly back to Evergreen East to support trail building and maintenance.

October 18th: Beer Dinner at Prohibition Gastropub with Ninkasi Brewing

Tickets now for sale for our next beer dinner!! This time River City Brewing is paring up with Ninkasi Brewing for a one of a kind beer dinner at Prohibition Gastropub. Check out below to see what Chef JD Leonetti has created specifically for this dinner. Set your calendars for October 18th. Call 509-474-9040 or swing in to Prohibition Gastropub to reserve your spot.You won't want to miss this!!

October 20th: River City Pint Night at Roosters Waterfront Restaurant

Save the date... because River City Brewing is coming to Roosters for a tap takeover! Join us Thurs. Oct 20th for a night of great beer and fun giveaways. On tap will be the 2016 Midnight Marmot Imperial Stout, Funkadelicous Fresh Hop Ale, Huckleberry Ale, River City Red, VB Stout and Riverkeeper IPA. You don't want to miss this one!

October 22nd: 4th Annual Craft Beer and Cookie Fest

Save the date for the 4th Annual Craft Beer & Cookie Fest, local breweries will pair their beer with Girl Scout cookies to raise funds and awareness for Girl Scouts in the Spokane area. Ticket and more information coming soon, for questions contact or 509-747-8091, ext 204.

October 22nd: EWU Libraries' Annual Fundraiser - Oktoberfest

We are excited this year's "haunted halls" theme! We have a wonderful evening planned for all you Ghouls and Goblins!
  • A fang-tastic dinner and daring desserts from EWU's Dining Services
  • Live Music and a special appearance by DJ X
  • Fabulous beer and wine from the Northwest's Finest - Latah Creek Winery, Walla Walla Vintners, No-Li Brewhouse and River City Brewing
  • Live Entertainment (including the Star Search Winner)
  • Spook-tacular live and silent auctions with auctioneer and EWU Alumni, Austin Booker

We hope you will join us in your most dreadful dress, masked for the macabre, mocked up as magical, costumed as a caped crusader, or as your most sensational supernatural specter for this Haunted Evening on October 22nd!

A sincere thank you to our major sponsors. These people and businesses make Oktoberfest possible. If you would like to become a sponsor please contact Carol King at

Got Talent? Want a chance to win $500? Plan on entering our EWU Libraries' Star Search competition! The winner will get $500 and will perform at the event! EWU students are eligible to enter this talent contest for a chance to win a $500 cash prize sponsored by WestCoast Entertainment and TicketsWest. Early October, after a panel of judges names the top three finalists, the winner will be selected by the EWU community!

We hope to see you at Oktoberfest 2016! Remember, all proceeds go to the EWU Libraries' Collection Endowment Fund to purchase books, journals, electronic resources and other critical resources for students, faculty, staff and the EWU community at large.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Brewers Dinner At David's Pizza

Join us for David's Pizza first ever 
Brewers Dinner!

Enjoy a 4-course meal on paired with delicious beers from River City on September 25th! Tickets are $25 each and are limited, so call and reserve your seat today! 509.483.7460

Menu is as follows:

On arrival-6pm
Girlfriend Golden Ale

Appetizer Course-
Mini Stromboli stuffed with brie cheese, cracked pepper and herbs.
Paired with Munich Helles

Salad Course-
Thinly rolled pizza squares with olive oil and goat cheese base, baked and then covered with mixed greens including arugula and balsamic glaze/dressing.
Paired with Gose-Way

Entrée Course-
Traditional Pizza crust with Prosciutto, bacon, and bleu cheese
Paired with Riverkeeper IPA

Chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich with vanilla ice cream, with caramel and smoked salt
Paired with Raspberry Midnight Marmot

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Spokane has long needed an event to highlight the amazing restaurants and food products sold in the Inland Northwest. Thousands dine-out daily and default to corporate chain pizza or gas station hot dogs.  We've always felt it's not because they truly enjoy these foods... it's because they plainly aren't aware of the amazing culinary choices in our community.  

Restaurant Wars aims to put the best of the best in one
place for one night. The event is FREE to attend and offers
affordable priced braclets so everyone can try small plates
from 8 DIFFERENT top local restaurants. Stay for the live
music, chef demos, beer garden and farmers market atmosphere. 

Come enjoy and eat from 4:00 to 8:00pm in Kendall Yards this Saturday, September 10th!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Join us here at River City Brewing this Wednesday for a Community Pint Night benefiting the Friends of the Centennial Trail!

$1 from each pint sold on Wednesday, September 7th will go directly to the Centennial Trail. Arrive thirsty and leave happy knowing that you’ve contributed to sustaining the most popular trail in Eastern Washington.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The King is Dead, Long Live the King!


It is with a heavy heart that the man who has been our head brewer for the last 3 years has decided to leave the brewing industry to pursue new life goals. We're talking about the Man, the Myth, the Legend... Moose Sanders. We invite you to join us on Wednesday for some $2 pints to celebrate the time we've had with Moose, and to wish him the best of luck on his journey moving forward!

At the same time, we would also like to congratulate Moose's coworker of the last 2 years into his new role as River City Brewing's Head Brewer. Todd Grove, you have some big shoes to fill but we know that you are more than capable, and we're excited to see what the future brings us with you behind the tanks!


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Parking Lot Party at The Bar At Pizza Pipeline

Join RCB at The Bar at Pizza Pipeline on August 27th as we kick off the new school year with a FREE rocking River City Brewing Parking Lot Party with live music by Casey Ryan of Hymn & Her! 

There will be great pint prices on 6 different River City brews, 1/2 off pizza slices, a Brewery Tour raffle, games and a whole lotta SAWG to be given away. 

Be there and start the year right!


Monday, August 1, 2016

Ode to a Bike Ride

The ride started off like any other, Paul gliding up and taking the lead, "Troika it is, but to correct you, my friend, Seven Hills is my favorite to point my steed."

Up Thorpe and then Four Lakes, the wind pushed back as hard as the group pushed fore; Two abreast, eight riders in sync, waiting for the turn where the tailwind would  help us soar.

But first an echelon of death, each hanging on wondering where our bodies would finally come to rest. Paul's pull, inspired by the cemetery, nearly killed us but finally we had all passed the test. 

Relief, finally with the wind behind, but alas it became high-speed rollers one after another. Pressed to the limits, we each rode on, trading leads and tapping reserves, no one wanting to lose the tether.

Finally, into the park and the end was near. A few more small hills and finally relief, but for one the price was simply too dear. The man with a hammer came to collect his due, and suddenly for one the road seem to be covered with glue.

Slower and laboring through the final paces, three comrades carried him as best they could. Pedals moving slower, head hanging down, though moving forward it didn't looking good.

But finally Canon Coffee was in sight. The promise of an affagoto was the only thing to make it seem right. 50-some miles and a frightening pace, eight riders finally finished and only one losing face. 

To ride, to climb, to pedal with heart, these are the things that set the cyclist apart. To do so with friends is certainly a privilege, one to enjoy as long as it lasts. For one day we will each finally hang up our cleats and all of this will be in our collective past; but for now let's rest, recover and put aside the woe, for soon it will be time for us to go.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Second Annual Christmas in July

Join River City Brewing for our Second Annual Christmas in July!

This year we're going even bigger than last year. Join us on July 23rd for some great live music from local band L.O.S. (Left Over Soul), food from 3 Ninjas Food Truck and Mac Daddy's Gourmet Grub, photo booth with Santa from 2-4pm, lawn games such as cornhole and ladder balls, not to mention some awesome cellared beer! We will have kegs of our aged Midnight Marmot Imperial Stout, Congratulator Doppelbock, Deep Thaw Winter Warmer and many more!

Save the date because you won't want to miss this awesome all day event in the River City Brewing Tap Room and Brewery! More info coming soon, so save the date and stay tuned!

Cheers! #DrinkLocal #Spokane #CraftBeer #ChristmasInJuly #WinterBeersInSummer

Monday, June 13, 2016

Have you tried our Gose-Way?

What's new with River City Brewing

Have you tried the most recent limited release from River City Brewing? Introducing Gose-Way!

Gose (pronounced Goh-za) beers started in 16th century Germany. They are brewed with at least 50% wheat and are characterized by salty, mineral flavors. In America, Goses are often paired with other fruit or sweeter flavors. At River City Brewing, we make "super" beers so we decided that super berries were our path to a new, refreshing gose. With the addition of cranberry, acai berry and orange we were on the path. But in America, we don't stop at making things a little bit super, we want them super super. So along with the normal salt addition to a gose (we used Pink Himalayan Salt), we added three electrolytes (sodium, magnesium, potassium) commonly found in recovery and sports drinks. Hence, we created a super powerful, super wonderful, super refreshing gose. So will Gose-Away make you super? We can't say that. Will Gose-Away make your hangover go-away? Of course we can't say that. But will it? Really, we shouldn't say that. Just drink it and see what happens to you.

Cheers! #DrinkLocal #Spokane #CraftBeer #GoseWay

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It's Going to be Another Great Week at River City Brewing!

Check out the forecast for this week in Spokane!

The patio at River City Brewing is waiting for you! $10 Growler Fills on Tuesday, the release of a specialty beer on either Thursday or Friday (stay tuned for more details!), and then a Firkin of Equinox hopped Imperial Pilsner on First Friday. It's going to be a beautiful week in our neighborhood!

Cheers! #DrinkLocal #Spokane #CraftBeer #PatioSeason

Monday, May 9, 2016

What's Happening This Week with River City Brewing

This week at River City Brewing:

Monday, Emily will be hanging out at The Village Tavern in Airway Heights for a River City Pint Night! Pint specials, swag giveaways, and live music from 7-8:30!

Tomorrow is another one of our awesome $10 Growler Fill Tuesdays in the Tap Room. All Growler Fills are just $10 from 3-9pm. Great excuse to come out for a pint and take home a growler of our Clocktower Imperial IPA while it's available!

Wednesday is supposed to be 73 and sunny. And we have a patio. Need we say more?

Thursday, Emily will be out at the The Growler Guys - Richland for a pint night! Clocktower Imperial IPA will be on tap, and anyone who fills up a growler of it, get's a River City pint to take home!

Friday, we won't have our Randall, but instead we'll be releasing our version of the Downtown Collaboration Cream Ale, a Ginger Cream Ale! Come have a pint and let us know what you think.

On Saturday, River City Brewing will be represented at UNIFEST 2016, hosted by Unifest CO. at the Washington Cracker Building. You won't want to miss this!! An annual event that celebrates creativity & collaboration. This epic party will feature some of the best artists, musicians, performers and entrepreneurs in our PNW community. Doors open at 5:30pm at the Cracker Building (also know as the Terrain space). There will be a 3 Round Draw Off Battle Competition, Live music (6pm DJ Locke, 7pm Tech Tax, 8pm Adventure), Laboratory Art Installation from 5:30-9pm, a Marketplace showcasing an exciting collection of artists from 5:30-9:30pm, as well as the Dance Dome and TONS of vendors! This is an ALL AGES event, and Beer and Wine will be available for the 21+ crowd. You won't want to miss this!!

Have an awesome week everyone!

Cheers! #DrinkLocal #Spokane #CraftBeer #PatioSeason #GrowlerFills #Unifest #Art #SpokaneDoesntSuck

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

What's Happening with River City Brewing This Week

It's another busy week for River City Brewing!

Tonight, the River City team will be heading out to support our fellow brewers at Goose Island at their Migration Week Kick-Off Party! $10 (Donation to Make A Wish Foundation) gets you amazing beer, Food (Chefs from Chicago and Spokane create some amazing dishes), Live art exhibit, DJ and much more!

On Wednesday, we're thrilled to host a Craft Beer 101/Cicerone-Certified Beer Server course for the team at The Safari Room Grill And Bar. Knowledge is power, and we're going to get their team geared up to be some of the strongest beer servers in town!

Thursday for Cinco de Mayo, Emily will be slingin' swag at our River City Pint Night up at McClain's Pizzeria Spokane. This night will also be the Unofficial Release of our 2016 Clocktower Imperial IPA! Come on out for some pints and wicked banter and start your Cinco de Mayo celebrations off right!

Friday night, Christ will be loading up the Randall with something delicious for you to try, as well as the Official Release of our Clocktower Imperial IPA!

Finally on Saturday, Emily will be in Ellensburg for the Wing Central, Brooklyn's Pizzeria and Blue Rock Saloon's Pub Crawl! $20 gets you pints at each location, a River City shirt and pint glass, and food along the way!

It's going to be a great week filled with awesome people and delicious beer in some great cities!

Cheers! #DrinkLocal #Spokane #Ellensburg #CraftBeer #MigrationWeek #CiceroneTraining #CincoDeMayo #Clocktower

Monday, April 25, 2016

Pints, Pint Nights, Pre-Bloomsday Movies, Riverkeeper Films, and Bloomsday! It's going to be a great week in Spokane!


It's going to be a busy week this week for River City Brewing! So many fun ways for us to get out and support the amazing city and community we live in!

Monday the 25th - Micro Monday or simply customer appreciation, call it what you want, but Monday is our $3 Micro Monday, where all of our pints are just $3 for the awesome folks in Spokane.

Tuesday the 26th - Bloomsday Blonde Pint Night at David's Pizza! Wear any of your awesome Bloomsday shirts from years past to win sweetprizes, and anyone who orders a Bloomsday Blonde gets one of the limited release 40th Running of Bloomsday Pint Glass!

Wednesday the 27th - Suds and Cinema: PREFONTAINE at the Bing Crosby Theater! The true story of Steve Prefontaine, one of the greatest American runners of all time, will be screened on the Wednesday before the 40th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane as part of The Inlander's Suds and Cinema series. Have a beer, watch a great movie and learn more about the University of Oregon sensation from two men who knew him well. Bloomsday Blonde and Riverkeeper IPA will be served before and during the movie for just $5!

Thursday the 28th - 2nd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at The Garland Theater! The Spokane Riverkeeper, Mountain Gear and Patagonia are thrilled to bring the Spokane community together around local and global issues in a venue where environmental groups are able to help new activists take action. Whether depicting the struggle for environmental justice or an educational tale about an endangered species, the films expose people to forward-thinking ideas and global awareness.All proceeds benefit the Spokane Riverkeeper: For a fishable and swimmable Spokane River. Riverkeeper IPA, Girlfriend Golden, River City Red and VB Stout will be poured throughout the event!

Friday the 29th - You made it to Friday! Yay! The Randall for the weekend will be our Riverkeeper IPA infused with Fresh Cranberries.

Saturday the 29th - River City will be on hand pouring up pints at the Moscow Alehouse/ Relay for Life Brewfest! Over 40 beers, 8 bands, Vandal Meats and lots and lots of cool rafle prizes all day! They even got a beer snow cone machine for the event! The fun starts at 1:00 till 9:00pm. Tickets are $15. All proceeds go to the Relay for Life American Cancer Society!

Sunday the 1st - It's the 40th Running of Bloomsday! The run starts at 9am and River City will be pouring up pints of our Bloomsday Blonde, Riverkeeper IPA and River City Red in the Bloomsday Corporate Cupagain this year!

It's a great week to be in Spokane! So many awesome community events happening that just really show how lucky we are to live in a place that is truly Near Nature, and Near Perfect!

Cheers! ‪#‎Spokane‬ ‪#‎CraftBeer‬ ‪#‎DrinkLocal‬ ‪#‎Community‬ ‪#‎MicroMonday‬ ‪#‎RiverkeeperIPA‬ ‪#‎SpokaneRiverkeeper‬ ‪#‎Bloomsday‬ ‪#‎40thRunning‬

Monday, April 4, 2016

Introducing our Bloomsday Blonde! 

For 40 years, spring in Spokane has meant it was time for the Lilac Bloomsday Run. Starting with 1,200 runners in 1977 and including nearly 50,000 runners, walkers and wheelchairs every year for the last 20 years, it is hard to overestimate the impact Bloomsday has had on our community. From the runners and walkers, to volunteers, to supporters of all kinds, it has left a lasting positive impact. To celebrate the 40th running, River City Brewing is proud to have the opportunity to produce “Bloomsday Blonde,” a light American style blonde ale, perfect for post-run relaxing or just raising a pint for everyone involved in this great event.

Look for bars and restaurants and hotels throughout our area that are pouring Bloomsday Blonde this month, and raise a pint with us celebrate the 40th running of Bloomsday in our amazing city!

#DrinkLocal #BloomsdayBlonde #Spokane