Tap Room, Beer Descriptions & Contact Info

Tap Room - 121 S. Cedar in the Carnegie Square neighborhood.  Open 7 days/week starting at 3 pm for tasters, half pints, pints, growlers and kegs to go.  We are open to all ages and serve house-made draft root beer and pints of pretzels along with our beer.   

509-413-2388 for questions or to order a keg to-go (24 hours notice preferred).

                  Thursday - Saturday:   3 pm - 9 pm-ish

                  Sunday - Wednesday: 3 pm - 8 pm-ish

Available for private parties Sunday through Wednesday.

Beer Descriptions
All of our beers are made with regional ingredients – water from the Spokane aquifer, grains from the region and malted just north of the border, hops from the Yakima Valley and yeast originated in Oregon.  Each one is hand-crafted in our downtown brewery and is the result of years of tasting, testing and experience.  We love making beer, talking about beer and, yes, drinking beer.  

River City Red – The River City Red label says it all, “Wee Bit Malty – Crisp and Clean.”  That’s the short version, but if you want to know a bit more, we can do that too.  This beer is made from five different malted, two-row barley grains to give it just the right caramel red color, then we use two different hop varieties – Nugget Hops for flavor and Liberty Hops for aroma.  The beer is well balanced between the sweetness of the malted barley and the bite of the hops.  Clean on the palate, this beer goes well with almost any food or makes a great session beer.  We can debate about whether it fits into a red, amber or Scottish category, but we can’t debate its drinkability.  O.G. – 13.6 / I.B.U. – 16 / A.B.V. - 5.6%

Girlfriend Golden – The hallmark of a great girlfriend is how well you get along.  This golden ale will easily pass that test.  Using pale malt and light hopping, this easy drinking beer will get along with almost everyone.  Whether you are new to the craft beer world, or a serious connoisseur, the straw color and crisp finish are inviting to all.  Very low on the IBU scale, this beer was described to us once as like a “biscuit with a touch of honey on it.”  After a glass of it yourself, you will definitely want to spend more time with your new Girlfriend.  O.G. – 11.0 / I.B.U. – 6 / A.B.V. - 5.0%

River City IPA – You can’t call yourself a brewery in the Pacific Northwest without making a great IPA.  River City’s IPA stands tall in the tradition of India Pale Ales but with the Northwest’s desire to celebrate the tangy hops grown in the Yakima Valley and sent all over the world.  We add hops five times during the making of this beer.  We add Nugget and Cascade hops for bittering, then more Cascade hops for flavoring late in the boil, include a final dose of Cascade and Bravo hops at the finish for aroma and then dry hop after fermentation with more Bravo hops.  Nearly a pound and a half of hops are used for every single keg of this beer, so let’s hope that it preserves us as well as the beer.  The River City IPA starts strong and floral on the nose and then the earthy spice of the hop grabs your tongue.  In a part of the world that can’t seem to get enough hops, this beer will quench your thirst along with your hop desires.  O.G. – 12.5 - 13.0 / I.B.U. – 65 / A.B.V. - 5.3%  

Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company – Huckleberry Ale – A long-time favorite finally makes its re-appearance.  Using the uniquely Northwest flavor of huckleberries, we match it with a blonde ale backdrop to make a flavorful and refreshing treat for your pint glass.  The beer starts with the unmistakable and strong aroma of huckleberries, but the taste of this not-sweet berry matches perfectly with crispness of the beer.  Using very mild hops, this beer really stands out as an original.  We use nothing artificial in making this beer, so enjoy its natural refreshing taste unlike anything else.  O.G. – 11.0 / I.B.U. – 10 / A.B.V. - 5.0%

Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company – VB Stout – Like most stouts, the VB Stout is a dark, rich beer with plenty of coffee and chocolate tones.  In addition to most stouts, however, we add the distinct taste of organic vanilla and the essence of bourbon to make a complex beer with a symphony of flavor and a wide range of notes.  Starting from a secret batch based on our long-time stout recipe, retired Head Brewer Laurie Kraus created this beer as a one-keg, one-time treat for our brewery Christmas party nearly fifteen years ago.  Re-created annually by popular demand, this stout eventually replaced our traditional stout on a year-round basis.  We could use more words, but really, the best way to understand this beer is to take a sip.  O.G. 14.8 / I.B.U. – 55 / A.B.V. – 5.6%

Contact information:               

River City Brewing & Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company
121 S. Cedar Street
Spokane, WA 99201
Gage at Inland NW Brewing dot com 
Emily at Inland NW Brewing dot com

Distributor Information:      Click Distributing East
                                                eastinfo at clickdistributing dot com
                                                1/2 bbl (15.5 gal) and 1/6 bbl (5.15 gal) available

Social Media Information:      Facebook.com/RiverCityBrewing
                                                    Twitter - @RiverCityRed
                                                    Blog – RiverCityRed.blogspot.com

Also, proud supporters of the River City Red Cycling Team (see the "Cycling Team" Tab for more information).


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