Most Popular Ales in Spokane

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by Sixam2, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    I've been given the task of purchasing two kegs in Spokane this week, for a brewery restaurant in Cashmere WA..
    I want a local brewery, and 2 of their best selling beers.. Name your 2, if you had this Duty...
    I'm an IPA fan, so of course, 1 of the kegs needs to be an IPA..
     
  2. No-li pale ale is great and pretty hoppy. The no-li jet star is a double ipa and it is good, but a little too boozy. I also like the iron goat imperial red ale. I cannot remember what it's called but it is great and its basically a malty dipa.
     
  3. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    Iron Goat: Bleating Goat Red or Impaler DIPA are both solid.
    No-Li: Crystal Bitter is solid, the Flying Goat IPA Recipe brewed by No-Li is also nice

    Not too much otherwise that is dependable in my opinion.
     
  4. Impaler was the one I was thinking of. Probably my favorite beer in Spokane.
     
  5. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Another vote for Iron Goat here. Impaler is their double. I also enjoy the Head Butt IPA which is the single. The Goatnik Imperial is also tasty.

    If you go with No-li then I'd see if you can get a keg of Solar Winds or Wrecking Ball. 12 String hasn't knocked my socks off with anything but I've only had their beer 2 or 3 times.

    Selkirk Abbey also just got licensed in WA. Infidel is their Belgian IPA and it is top notch.

    Edit: I'll also add that you should definitely have a conversation with the folks at Ramblin Road. Definitely.
     
  6. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    thank you !! I'll call them tomorrow, and the best part will be tuesday, wednesday eve, sampling...
    I forgot about the Iron Goat... much appreciated, and great choices... will make my job easier..
     
  7. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,255) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    If it's within your time frame, I'd suggest considering a jaunt over Sandpoint ID, and grabbing some Laughing Dog. I know, not a WA brewery, but, IMHO, they're the best brewery in that neck of the woods.
     
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  8. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    Sandpoint is a great place... We have Laughing Dog at the Brewery in Cashmere... nice solid beer...
     
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  9. woemad

    woemad Champion (965) Washington Jun 8, 2003

    Goatmeal, Iron Goat's oatmeal stout, is pretty tasty as well.
    Pretty much can't go wrong with Iron Goat!
     
  10. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Laughing dog isn't even my favorite brewery in Sandpoint ;)

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/14413
     
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  11. whiskey

    whiskey Savant (415) California Feb 25, 2012

  12. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,255) Washington Sep 24, 2007

  13. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    My Spokanite friend wants to try River City Red ??
    Any reviews ?
     
  14. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    They are just getting going, so not sure where they're on tap or even if they are currently on tap anywhere. However, if you've had anything from the steamplant or the former Couer d' alene brewery then you should have a pretty good idea what you're in for. It's the same people.
     
  15. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    Its been a while since i've been in the Steamplant... had a great atmosphere, but the beers back then were marginal at best... I say that, because it was 6 or 7 years ago... I'll sneak in there tomorrow for lunch.. I've got a pretty lax schedule next 3 days... thank you sir..
     
  16. Post Street Ale House has the River City IPA on tap right now. I have not seen the Red yet. The IPA was same as CDA's.
     
  17. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    I should clarify, the Steamplant has a new brewer now that is not affiliated with River City. As far as I can tell though they have not changed any of the old recipes, at least not by the time I was there last maybe 6 months ago.
     
  18. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    Let the Drinking (tasting) begin !
    WTF is up with this weather ?
     
  19. whiskey

    whiskey Savant (415) California Feb 25, 2012

    What did you get?
     
  20. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    No Li in 30 min.. Then Jones, then Pints
    Tomorrow, flying goat..
    I always start with an IPA
     
  21. whiskey

    whiskey Savant (415) California Feb 25, 2012

    Oh, I thought you were talking about the kegs you were buying. Have fun!
     
  22. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    And to answer the most important question.
    I have a Born and Raised IPA in front of me at the present.
     
  23. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    IF I go to the Chiefs game tomorrow what's the chance of getting a decent beer in there ?
     
  24. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    Low. I don't think they even have No-Li, but they might - just expect a good line since you can only buy during the period breaks IIRC.
     
  25. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    Jones Radiator... I like it !
     
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  26. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    4:00 pm. Starts at Pints
    Feeling thirsty
     
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  27. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (560) Washington Dec 13, 2011

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  28. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    Have you had the DFH / Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines Imperial IPA ?
    Pints definitely has a nice selection of taps. And they know what glasses to use, which is rare.
     
  29. whiskey

    whiskey Savant (415) California Feb 25, 2012

    Did they put Rhizing Bines on?

    I think they have Workhorse IPA on right now too, pretty good stuff.
     
  30. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    Funny you mention that. Drinking a workhouse now ! Great citrus tones.
    Like my Ruud Awakening IPA out of Old Schoolhouse Brewery
     
  31. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    this can be the end of this thread...
    No Li... great IPA... solid hops... Born and Raised
    Pints... Cuvee Brut Sour Cherry.. my first sour, and i loved it... the workhorse IPA was my favorite
    Manito Tap House... very busy... lots of taps... decent food... yadda yadda... been there done that, but they do have a couple sours on tap that was nice to sample..
    tomorrow the flying goat for lunch and ?? we'll see
    Oh, and I did love Jones Radiator... thats all i have for now..
    tapping out for the night... thanks for all the requests... Spokane has some nice craft beers...
     
  32. whiskey

    whiskey Savant (415) California Feb 25, 2012

    I didn't want to start a new thread, but I had to say that I tried the River City Red and their IPA and I felt like I wasted a few bucks. I don't get it...the IPA tasted like a lager.

    I know it sounds dickish, but that's my review for anyone wondering about it in the future.
     
  33. whiskey

    whiskey Savant (415) California Feb 25, 2012

    Oh, and this. Best locally brewed beer IMO.
     
  34. Yeah, those guys need to get it together. The IPA was aweful (even for an English IPA?), and I had high hopes for the River City Red since the advertise the hell out of it, but even it was thin and not good.