The Beers of the Inland NW Craft Beer Festival
September 20, 2013 - 8:38 AMWe are now just one week away from the Inland NW Beer Festival. Below, you'll find the complete list of participating breweries and the beers they'll serve. The event formerly known as Spokane Oktoberfest will don a new face this year and lend more focus to the beers and breweries of the region.
The Inland NW Craft Beer Festival takes place in downtown Spokane at Riverfront Park on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28. Twenty-eight breweries from Washington and two breweries from Idaho will be pouring over ninety beers, including a unique selection of pumpkin beers.
The festival runs from 4-8pm on Friday, the 27th and continues from Noon–8pm on Saturday, the 28th.
In addition to the many beer options there will be live music and great food from Bistro Box Food Truck and Bubbadogz on both days of the event.
Tickets are just $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and five 5 oz. sample tastes. Tickets are on sale now at www.washingtonbeer.com and select outlets:
Iron Goat Brewing
2204 East Mallon
Spokane, WA 99202
1003 E Trent Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
Pints Ale House
10111 N. Newport Hwy
Spokane, WA 99218
12 String Brewing
11616 E. Montgomery Drive, Ste 26
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Here is a full list of the mouth-watering Washington and Idaho craft beers that will be pouring at the Inland NW Craft Beer Festival:
Amber colored and full flavored, it is brewed according to a classic recipe. Its rich malty aroma is balanced with a generous amount of hops. The conditioning time of 10 weeks guarantees the exceptional balance, smoothness and full body typical of true German beers. ABV: 6.4%
The golden color of this Bavarian style Hefeweizen indicates a full-bodied beer with a velvety smooth taste which accentuates its malty character. This delicate flavor is in harmony with the fruity, estery, banana-clove flavor one expects from Weizenbeers fermented with an original Bavarian yeast strain. Imported aroma hops provide a delicate, subdued balance to the natural sweetness of the malts. ABV: 5.2%
Alpine DunkelWeizen is slightly darker than our standard Hefeweizen. Our original Bavarian yeast gives it the banana and clove flavors one would expect from a typical Hefeweizen. A generous portion of dark malt adds nutty, chocolaty flavors and gives it more complexity. Well balanced, a touch of spiciness, effervescent. A medium-light body makes it the perfect summer drink. ABV: 5.2%
Bale Breaker Brewing
Our flagship IPA is a well-balanced yet aggressive West Coast IPA that showcases Yakima Valley hops at their finest. Late additions of Simcoe, Citra, Ahtanum, and Mosaic give this beer its complex citrus, fruity, and floral aroma and flavor. Named for a unique piece of farm equipment that removes hop vines from the trellis during the annual hop harvest, Topcutter IPA delivers loads of hoppiness all year long. IBU: 70 ABV: 6.8%
Field 41 Pale Ale
Don’t be fooled by the powerful hop aroma of Field 41 Pale Ale. This perfectly sessionable, but generously dry-hopped, Pale Ale drinks easy with a smooth bitterness and is named for the hop field that is home to Bale Breaker Brewing. Light and refreshing, it’s the perfect beer for a day on the river or afternoon on the slopes. IBU: 38
Spokamber Amber Ale
Spokamber is an easy drinking amber ale. It's the perfect start for someone new to microbrews as it has a smooth malty finish. Spokamber is a great local beer at an affordable price. ABV: 5%
Hop Train IPA
Hop Train is a heavily hopped, Northwest style IPA. It packs a punch and is also balanced. We add lots of Summit, Cascade and Zeus hops throughout the process. Take a ride on the Hop Train! ABV: 8%
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
Copper-colored with a malty character up front. Intensely bitter with hints of grapefruit and cedar imparted by heavy-handed additions of Galena and Columbus hops. IBU: 40 ABV: 6.2%
Our answer to Oktoberfest! Reddish amber in color, this ale has a bright, crisp flavor with a complex malty body. Domestic Hallertauer hops lend a slightly spicy, herbal finish. IBU: 25 ABV: 5.8%
Dick's Scottish Ale
This addition to the dedication line-up offers something a little different. Amber red in color, malty sweetness n the nose gives way to a subtle smokiness and malty finish. Brewed with 2-row, Munich, black barley and smoked malt. ABV: 7.6%
Dick's Pale Ale
A mild and pleasant ale with a touch of residual sweetness. Our pale ale is a solid, easy drinking beer that goes down smooth but doesn’t sacrifice on flavor. Caramel and chocolate specialty malts are combined with premium northwest 2-row malted barley to create a light, amber colored Wort. We add just enough hops for a delicate bitterness, subdued hop flavor and a nice aroma. ABV: 4.8%
Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
Night Owl is brewed with over 7 lbs. of pumpkin per barrel and includes seven different malt varieties, green and roasted pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin in the mash, boil and fermenter. Bittered with Magnum hops and spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. ABV: 5.9%
Valhalla Red IPA
Fill your horn with this hoppy red IPA of pale, Special B and just a pinch of roasted barley, bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with rare Citra hops. IBU: 70 ABV: 7.5%
The name is referential to the founders of Thebes, warriors who sprang from the earth when the teeth of a slain dragon were sown by Cadmus. Made with 10% rolled oats, roasted barley, Crystal, Munich and chocolate malts. Bittered with Magnum, finished with Cascade and Centennial hops. IBU: 36 ABV:7.45%
Loser Pale Ale
Brewed with Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-hell malts. Bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with Crystal hops. Light tropical flavors balanced with a crisp malt-hop finish. IBU:50 ABV: 7%.
Kentucky Dark Star
Our Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in 15-year-old single-use Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. The roasted and chocolate malts compliment the smooth oats to bring you a stout delight wrapped in gentle embrace of Bourbon Barrel aged warmth. A touch of sweetness dances in balance with the hops to finish with a wave and then she’s gone. ABV: 9.5%
Kentucky Dark Star randalled with Coffee and Vanilla
Kentucky Dark Star (description above) poured through Coffee and Vanilla packed randall. ABV: 9.5%
A French farmhouse-style saison brewed with Northwest hops. Harvest Ale is our offering for this time between here and there, a Fall beer with fruit and bread aromas and white wine notes reminiscent of apricots and apple. Harvest Ale finishes dry and crisp. Fall into a Harvest Ale today, you won’t be disappointed. Unfettered by spices. ABV: 6.5%
Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop
Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale is brewed from select organic hops grown in the Cowiche Canyon of the Yakima Valley which are harvested and placed into our kettle within 24 hours, creating a unique, once-a-year beer. We make Cowiche Canyon ale in partnership with hop-growing wizards from the Yakima Valley in an effort to expand the organic hop industry in Washington State… Because Organic Hops Matter. ABV: 6.0%
Interurban India Pale Ale offers the adventurous beer lover a warm embrace of roasted pale malt swirled with a hand-selected blend of flavor malts and filled with the rich spice of Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo hops. Interurban India Pale is a session beer, eminently drinkable throughout the year. ABV: 6.2%
Floral, citrusy and awesome. Anything so innocent and built like that just gotta be named Lucille. ABV: 6.8%.
Manny's Pale Ale
A careful selection of Northwest hops, premium barley, and our unique yeast give this ale a rich and complex malty middle with a snappy hop finish. It's truly a micro that finishes crisp, clean, and smooth. ABV: 5.2%
Tomtoberfest Amber Lager
Another crisp clean lagered beer gets extra malty flavor from Munich malt, and an imported flavor from water treatment to mimic the water profile of the Munich region in Germany. ABV: 6.4%
Hopped Up Brewing
Overload Imperial Amber
Brewed with Vienna and crystal malts 7 c,s hops. IBU: 54 ABV: 8.5 %.
Mad Hopper IPA
Fresh wethop IPA brewed with red wheat and honey malt, all centennial hops. IBU:80+ ABV: 7.7%
Hopping Frog Brewery
Yellow Belied Hopper Pilsner
German style hopped up pilsner. Crisp and refreshing taste. ABV: 5%
Poison Dart Porter
This smooth coffee chocolate taste makes you want to come back for more. ABV: 5.4%
Smooth yet balanced. On the hoppy side. Spicy note from the rye. Hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Columbus. ABV: 6%
A light ale with a raspberry aromatic note. ABV: 5%
This ‘Northwest Classic’ is a harmonious blend of our pride and our passion inspired by the rugged and gentle terrain of the Cascade Mountains. Starting with the pristine waters of Icicle Creek, we add the intense flavors and aromas of our locally grown Yakima hops, pairing the citrusy floral hop notes with a sweet-malty undertone. It’s an IPA that’s breaking the barrier between bitter and bold.
Finally, a beer that pays homage to the hard workers in our Valley. The trail crews and farmers, the lumberjacks and firefighters, we brew this for you! With these folk in mind, we’ve created an Amber Lager that features a smooth, medium body, with a rich toasted malt aroma. Dirtyface’s initial malty sweetness finishes fresh and clean… unlike its name. No need to wash up, just wash down. ABV: 5.0%
Iron Goat Brewing
Impaler Imperial IPA
Nicely balanced Imperial India Pale Ale with Galaxy hops which deliver aroma and flavors of citrus/tropical fruits. IBU:72 ABV: 8.5%
Creamy oatmeal stout with hints of chocolate and coffee with a dry and roasty finish. IBU: 29 ABV: 5.6%
Punkid Pumpkin Ale
Dark ale with subtle roasted pumpkin and fall spices. Scottish yeast adds nice character and a dry finish. IBU: 36 ABV: 7.1%
NW Fresh Hops
Rotating 3 unique beers with NW fresh hops--Spo-hop is our community sourced fresh hop IPA, Centennial single hop fresh hop IPA, and Citra fresh hop session.
Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Bully Black Rye-PA
A roasty, hoppy black IPA aged in Woodinville Rye Whiskey Barrels IBU: 100 ABV: 9.9%
Goatnik RIS Aged in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey Barrels
A deep, dark, hoppy Russian Imperial Stout iwith perfect amount of vanilla and whiskey flavors from the barrels. IBU: 72 ABV: 12%
Cap'n Kidd Scotch Ale Aged in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey Barrels
This Wee Heavy is coppery brown, malty with subtle sweetness from caramelization and herbal notes from a Heather addition. Perfectly aged for 6 months in NW wheat whiskey barrels. IBU: 37 ABV: 8.5%
Iron Horse Brewery
Irish Death is what we call a dark, smooth, ale. We lovingly refer to it as beer candy. While tempting to session this beer, the name is a necessary reminder that despite the surprising approachability, this beer weighs in at a hefty 7.8% ABV.
A highly approachable IPA with lots of hop flavor and aroma, mild bitterness, and a dry finish. Dosed late in the boil, as well as dry-hopped, this India Pale Ale focuses not on the bitterness in the finish, but instead on the flavor and aroma of the hops.
Laht Neppur Brewing
Spiced Peaches 'N' Cream Ale
Our original Peach Hefeweizen with honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon added for a real fall treat. Peoples Choice award at last years Winter Festival in Seattle. IBU: 20 ABV: 5.2%
Smooth easy drinking dark ale with a hint of chocolate and malt in the finish. IBU: 40 ABV: 6.2%
Waitsburg Winter Warmer
Traditional Amber Ale with all the Holiday fixin's. Cloves, cinnamon, all-spice, honey, and a hint of PUMPKIN to celebrate the beginning of Fall. IBU: 45 ABV: 7.0%
New Belgium Brewing
New Belgium Pumpkick
What’s that bite of tartness doing in a pumpkin beer? Adding the unexpected kick of cranberries to brighten this traditionally spiced seasonal ale. A glowing orange and carrying a slight haze, Pumpkick is brewed up with plenty of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, but it’s that healthy dose of cranberries that will have you sipping for more. The aroma is full of spicy pumpkin, with a hint of cranberry and lemongrass. ABV: 6%
New Belgium Trip Series Segal Ranch Rye IPA
This 17th release of the Trip Series with Elysian is an IPA brewed in collaboration with two of our favorite publicans, Ian Roberts and his co-captain Dean Hudgins of Pine Box in Seattle, and Sarah Pederson of Saravesa in Portland. It is a 6.2% rye IPA featuring Cascade Hops from Segal Ranch in Grandview, WA and some Nelson Sauvin Hops . 71 IBUs for the year that Cascade hops were given a varietal status.
Jet Star IIPA
Jet Star utilizes a combination of malts which created a strong backbone without too much complexity on which to showcase this hop forward beer. Lots of citrus and pine in the hop profile from beginning to end. While this beer is loaded with hops, the bitterness comes off as assertive yet not overly coarse. Hop flavor and aroma really shine in the Jet Star. A clean, malty sweetness helps balance out this beer without being cloying. A billowy white head sits on top of a brilliantly clear light orange beer. IBU: 115 ABV: 8.1%
Expo Series Amarillo Red
A red ale as the name implies. This is another foray into the single hop beers like Solar Winds and recently Mosaic. The intent of this beer is to showcase the complexities of the Amarillo hop on a canvas of malty sweetness. This is the last of our Amarillo hops from the 2012 crop grown by the Gamash family in Yakima, WA. Look for bright hoppy citrus notes of grapefruit and tangerine. Bitterness is crisp while the hop character is rich, pungent and abundant. IBU: 60 ABV: 5.1%
Honey Basil is one of our more unique beers. Light in color and full of flavor. It is made with pale malt and honey, fermented with ale yeast, hopped with hersbrucker hops and basil. ABV: 13%
Flume Creek I.P.A.
Our Flume Creek IPA is a medium straw color, hopped with cascade and summit hops. A very nice IPA for the masses. ABV: 6.5%
The Whipper Schnapper is an Octoberfest styled beer. Medium straw colored, and has some malty undertones. ABV: 5%
NWBC Pumpkin Beer
Our Pumpkin Beer TBA
3 Skulls Pale Ale
3 Skulls Pale Ale uses the finest Yakima grown hops and Pacific Northwest malt. IBU: 50 ABV: 5.2%
Hoppy Bitch IPA
Northwest hops provide a distinctive citrus aroma and clean finish to this traditional style IPA. IBU: 80 ABV: 6%
Refreshing clean and drinkable, Havanther is a beer with a lovely creamy mouthful, yet a lightness that leaves you wanting more. We chose to brew a light pilsner for people dedicated to drinking only quality brews but needing something a little lighter. A wonderful compliment to food, friends, and sunshine! IBU: 26 ABV: 4.1%
Our blend of ale-style malts, lager yeast, and a handful of hops creates a distinct yet balanced caramel malt flavor with a clean finish. It's a wonderfully crisp alternative to an amber ale. Lizzy's recently won the gold medal in the Washington Beer Awards.
IBU: 34 ABV: 5.5%
India Pale Lager
Our take on the ever popular IPA, this sessionable IPL has a unique blend of 9 different hops that are added in three stages, similar to a dry hop process. This, complimented by a big malt backbone, make this India Pale Lager a great introduction to our region's infamous hops. It has all the taste characteristics of an IPA, but finishes clean like a lager. IBU: 64 ABV: 6.7%
Paradise Creek Brewery
Hop Hammer Rye IPA
A well rounded grain bill and a generous amount of Warrior, Centennial, Falconers, Vanguard and Mosaic give this IPA an amazingly complex flavor while remaining nicely balanced with a long finish. IBU: 70 ABV: 6.5%
This unmistakably tart crisp Berliner Weisse sour mash beer is tempered with just a touch of Huckleberry to take the edge off. The result is a sour that makes you crave the next sip. There is no funk in this one, just a clean crisp flavor. Oh I am thirsty now.
IBU: 4 ABV: 5.5%
We take our famous Postal Porter which by itself is intensely dark with deep rich chocolate and coffee notes and blend in a bit of Pumpkin to make you think of turning leaves and cool fall nights. A perfect fall beverage which can almost be considered a comfort food. IBU: 46 ABV: 6.8%
Our best selling beer just continues to put smiles on faces. A nice malty start gives way to a little bitterness in the middle then finishes just ever so slightly sweet. Don’t let the Pokerface fool you, it goes down remarkably easy. IBU: 22 ABV: 6.5%
Celebrate the spirit of the longest 2-day weekend of the year every day with this special fall seasonal. Over 10 pounds of fresh roasted pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and other seasonal spices are layered on a hefty dose of toasted barley. Both a Belgian and American version will be served. IBU: 35 ABV: 6.5%.
A traditional Northwest IPA for all you Hop-Heads! Brewed with loads of Centennial and Cascade hops from the Yakima Valley. Balanced against a solid malt backbone. IBU: 85 ABV: 6.5%.
This unique style was devised by farmers in SW Belgium and is now being revived by a handful of craft brewers. Characterized by the unique yeast strain that roams the Belgian countryside, take the time to savor this beer’s complex, spicy aroma and subtle bread & tropical fruit notes. IBU: 39 ABV: 7%.
Invented by Belgian monastic brewers, this rare style of beer is so tasty that the monks rarely release it to the public. With hints of tropical fruit aroma, a smooth, light body and delicate hoppiness, who can blame them? IBU: 20 ABV: 4.5%
Designed for our firefighting friends, this late summer rauchbier is smoky and robust. Enjoy the malty taste of an amber, followed by hints of wood smoke and autumn. ABV: 6.8%
A wheat beer based on traditional Bavarian recipes, including yeast from the oldest brewery in the world, Weihenstephan. Smooth, crisp and a bit fruity. ABV: 5.2%
Big Mischief Porter
Winner of the WA Beer Award Gold Medal for Robust Porter. Named after a trouble-making Labrador, this beer is as big and dark as its namesake. Roasted chocolate and black malts provide the robust character for this beer. The Big Mischief is a great beer to sip on a cool fall night. ABV: 6.6 %
River City Brewing
River City Red
“Wee Bit Malty – Crisp and Clean.” This beer is made from five different malted grains to give it just the right caramel red color, and then two different hop varieties. It 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. IBU: 16 ABV: 5.6%
Girlfriend Golden Ale
The hallmark of a great girlfriend is how well you get along. This golden ale will pass that test. Using pale malt and light hopping, this easy drinking beer will get along with almost everyone. Whether you are new to craft beer, or a serious connoisseur, the straw color and crisp finish are inviting to all. This beer was once described as like a “biscuit with a touch of honey on it.” After a glass of it yourself, you will want to spend more time with your new Girlfriend.
IBU: 6 ABV: 5.0%
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. Retired Head Brewer Laurie Kraus created this beer as a one-keg, one-time treat for our brewery Christmas party nearly fifteen years ago. IBU: 55 ABV: 5.6%
Using the uniquely Northwest flavor of huckleberries, we match it with a blonde ale backdrop to make a flavorful and refreshing treat for you. 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. IBU: 10 ABV: 5.0%
Traditional Bavarian Hefeweizen. This light and refreshing unfiltered Bavarian style hefeweizen's banana and clove notes come from the yeast used during fermentation. A high percentage of wheat malt makes this medium bodied liquid bread a nice late summer treat. IBU: 14 ABV: 4.5%
Grande Ronde Rye American Rye Beer
A nice crisp American Pale Ale made with 30% malted rye. Moderately hopped with pacific northwest hops, the bitterness nicely balances the spiciness of the rye. IBU: 35 ABV: 5.8%
Alpha Reign IPA
Fresh Hop IPA. Locally grown fresh or 'wet' hops are used late in the brewing process to showcase the aromas and flavors of the hop rather than concentrating on the bitterness. A pilsen base malt is used giving this higher ABV beer a nice light to medium body. IBU: 60ish ABV: 8.2%
Selkirk Abbey Brewing
Post Falls, ID
A Belgian witbier with huckleberry. ABV: 4.7%
A saison with rye. ABV: 6.1%
A black saison. ABV: 6 %
A Belgian IPA. ABV: 8.2 %
Tripel Entendre Belgian Style Tripel
Complexity and balance from a simple recipe of the finest ingredients obtainable. Clear and light in color, this strong Belgian ale drinks smooth and easy but has the complexity to complement the finest meals or to savor alone at the end of the evening.
Bevrijder Belgian Style IPA
Crafted with British malt, Belgian yeast, and American hops, Bevrijder (translates as Liberator in Flemish/Dutch) is dry yet malty with a beautiful balance of malt, hop bitterness, and spicy Belgian character. ABV: 6.5%
Steam Plant Brewing
A light-bodied, seasonal creation that has a hint of pumpkin flavor complemented with subtle notes of vanilla. ABV: 5.3%
This beer is brewed with authentic German lager yeast, select specialty malts, and noble hops to produce a medium bodied beer with a rich and toasty flavor and a mild hop presence. We have taken the time to cellar this beer to achieve a clean and crisp quality. IBU:10 ABV: 5.2%
Twelve String Brewing
Mango Mambo Hefe
Our Mango Hefe is great thirst quencher on a warm day.
IBU: 17 ABV: 4.2%
Simcoe Fresh Hop IPA
Made with freshly picked Simcoe whole hops this one has a huge amount of flavor and aroma. ABV: 6.2%
Great malty sweetness with a wonderful hop flavor and aroma. Like nothing you've ever had before. IBU:49 ABV: 8.3%
Made with Simcoe, Centennial and Ahtanum hops. Full of flavor with just a hint of spiciness from the rye malt. IBU: 79 ABV: 6.4%
Electric Slide Imperial IPA
Very easy to drink Imperial IPA with loads of hop flavor and aroma. IBU: 120 ABV: 8.3%
Select Barrel Aged Beers
We will rotate barrel aged beers throughout the weekend, including Whiskey Barrel, Wine Barrel and Tequila barrel aged selections.
Named after the Vindicator mine in the Silver Valley, it is our biggest beer to date. A refreshingly mild flowery start with a nice rich, malty sweetness that balances the citrusy hop finish. Coming in at OG 1.079 and 80 IBU the Vindicator packs a wallop. We use the finest malted barley grown in Idaho along with pacific northwest hops.
1910 Black Lager
1910 Black Lager has all the characteristics of a German Schwarzbier (meaning black beer). Ours is smooth and light in flavor even though the color is dark with hints of coffee and a touch of dark chocolate. We accomplish this by cold steeping the dark malts for 24 hours prior to brewing. This process removes the strong bitter heavy flavors associated with dark beers.
Wallace Huckle Beer is a unique fruit beer based on a lager rather than an ale which is the norm for fruit beers. We decided to use the Idaho Select as the base for this beer because the Huckleberry is a delicate fruit that needs a light platform to stand upon so the flavors and aromas will be more pronounced. This fruit beer is a favorite of all who enjoy a light, zesty, refreshing summertime beer.
Redlight Irish Red Ale
The Irish Red style is a favorite among craft beer lovers and is a great introduction into the craft beer movement for the novice drinker. This beer has an attractive ruby red color that leads into a complex caramel malty experience with hints of biscuit, nut, toffee and cherry/plum flavors. With medium body and spicy/flowery mild hop bitterness this Red Light Red is sure to get hooked in for another.
Yakima Craft Brewing
1982 Amber Ale
1982 Amber Ale is our homage to the brewing history of Yakima. A mid-hopped amber ale that is clean, sessionable and easy to enjoy. Est. IBU: 30 ABV: 5.53%
Vern IPA is our take on the classic Pacific Northwest IPA. Lots of hop and a lighter body make this city boy shine. Est. IBU: 88 ABV: 6.6%