Riverkeeper IPA

So Much Support in Just a Few Short Months!

We are just two months into the release of our 2015 Riverkeeper IPA, are we are amazed at how much support has been given this year! 

As you all know, we here at River City Brewing have agreed to make a donation for every keg that will be sold now until the end of year, when we redesign the recipe and launch next year's IPA.We cannot express how grateful we are to all of the bars and restaurants in the area that have decided to support River City and our efforts to help protect our Spokane River! 

Below is a list of all of the establishments that have poured Riverkeeper IPA so far this year. If you are out and frequenting these restaurants and bars, please take a moment to thank them for being a supporter of our Spokane Riverkeeper, our Spokane River, and River City Brewing!

Eastern Washington:
The Lantern Tap House
David's Pizza
Crazy Moose Casino
Sunset Mart in Pullman
Mid Columbia Wine and Spirits in Kennewick
Black Pearl Restaurant
Famous Ed's
Andy's Bar and Grill
Underdog's Sports Pub and Grill
The Garland Theater and Bon Bon
Fast Eddies
Area 51 Tap House
The Growler Guys (North and South Hill)
Wingman Birdz and Brewz
Backyard Public House
Clinkerdagger Public House
Ellensburg Pasta Co.
Shooters 2.0
Checkerboard Tavern
Bowlz Bitez and Spiritz
Browne's Tavern
Hay J's Bistro
The Downriver Grill
Rocket Market
The Unforgiven Lounge

Northern Idaho:
Capone's in Hayden
Schweitzer Mountain
Capone's in Post Falls
Cork and Tap
The Lounge Fly
Nate's New York Pizza
Melone's Public House

Thank you again to each and every one of you! 
Cheers to you! 
#RiverkeeperIPA #DrinkLocal

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,
www.riverkeeperipa.org, 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 RiverkeeperIPA.org,
RiverCityRed.blogspot.com/p/riverkeeper-ipa.html, 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.

July 2, 2014 Update:

Steelhead Bar and Grille-Downtown
JB’s Foods and Bottleworks-North side
JJ’s Grill and Brewhouse-Indian Trail
The Rocket Market-South Hill
MacKenzie River Pizza-South Hill
Flying Goat-North side
Bon Bon-Garland

-Spokane Valley-
Boomers Classic Rock Bar and Grill-Valley
Black Diamond-Valley

Baxter’s on Cedar-Sandpoint

Zentropa Pizzeria-Cheney

Beer Shoppe-Yakima

Iron Horse Brewery-Ellensburg

June 24, 2014: Over on the main page, we shared some Riverkeeper IPA news (and some random blathering):


Riverkeeper IPA is LITERALLY sweeping the nation!

Oh, someone over my shoulder just told me what the word "literally" means.  I literally did not know that, but it doesn't appear that anyone in the United States knows what that means either so maybe I should have stuck to my original statement.  But for the sake of truth, honestly, justice and the dictionary-supported American Way, let me restate that:

Riverkeeper IPA is FIGURATIVELY sweeping the region!

That just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?

Okay, let's get down to brass tacks here.  (Actually, what does that mean?  There are no literal brass tacks involved here at all, to be honest.)  (Anyway.)

Riverkeeper IPA has garnered a lot of positive media attention, more importantly garnered a lot of positive reviews, and is starting to pop up all over the region!  And that, my friends, is good news.  Here is the current list of where to find Riverkeeper IPA:

Steelhead Bar and Grille-Downtown Spokane
Boomers Classic Rock Bar and Grill-Spokane Valley
Black Diamond-Spokane Valley
Iron Horse Brewery-Ellensburg
JB’s Foods and Bottleworks-Spokane North side
JJ’s Grill and Brewhouse-Spokane Indian Trail
The Rocket Market-Spokane South Hill
Zentropa Pizzeria-Cheney
Baxter’s on Cedar-Sandpoint
MacKenzie River Pizza-Spokane South Hill
Flying Goat - Spokane Downriver area
Bon Bon - Spokane Garland District
Thanks to these early adopters and thanks to all of you reading and drinking to support the Spokane River!

June 1, 2014: Soon to be released at the downtown Numerica Credit Union Branch at First Friday.  For details: https://www.facebook.com/events/659754784105502.

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