We here at West Richland Beer & Wine Shop love Christmas. So, while we are stocking our shelves for your holiday beer buying, we are keeping the Yule season in mind. Starting on December 12th, we will be featuring a new beer each day on our Facebook page. If you haven’t “liked” us yet, click here and “like” us to start following and keep up with all the happenings. You can see what holiday beers we are recommending each day as well as keep up with all our fun events and shop info.
If you aren’t into the whole Facebook thing, that’s cool too. Check back here Saturdays in December for an updated list of our recommendations for that week.
Next week is a big one for us here at West Richland Beer & Wine. We are celebrating Thanksgiving Week by sharing some great beers with you.
River City Brewer’s Night
Tuesday, November 26th from 5-8 PM, we have River City Brewing in the house for a pre-Thanksgiving Brewer’s Night. If you haven’t had the beers from this Spokane brewery, you are in for a treat. We will be pouring their IPA, Riverkeeper Red as well as their Huckleberry. And for a very special treat, we will be pouring their limited edition, winter seasonal–Midnight Marmot Imperial Stout. As always there will be swag to win, so don’t miss this tasting.
Friday, the 29th, instead of celebrating Black Friday, we have made it more fun and dessert filled with “Pie Friday.” We will have complementary slices of pie to go with your pints. Friday hours are 3-9 PM.
Small Business Saturday
Saturday the 30th is Small Business Saturday. As a “thank you” to our wonderful customers who support small, local businesses, we will be tapping a very special, super Secret Squirrel keg. We are not going to tell what beer this is, so you’ll just have to come in and see for yourself.
Like a Phoenix from the ashes, so comes DevESTATEtion. Ok, so that’s a little dramatic, but we really like this bad-year in the fields turned great beer crafted by Sierra Nevada Brewery. No one can really explain it better than the brewery itself. Here is an excerpt from the brewery’s website:
“It’s a shame when good barley goes bad. This spring, the combined effect of double digit sustained winds and concentrated rainfall created major stress on the normal course of our barley maturation — our crop went down for the count. Instead of crying in our beer—or lack thereof—we decided to do one better and make something new. Featuring organic malts and our estate-grown wet hops, this black IPA is the evil twin of our legendary Estate Ale. Black in color with a mild roasty flavor and moderate body, this beer has a bold citrusy and earthy hop flavor and aroma from the use of our own wet hops. We’d never let one bad harvest get in the way of a great beer, so join us in a toast to the memory of our devastating season.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Come on in for a pint and growler fill while this great beer lasts and if all else fails, we have it in 22oz bottles too.
The weather in the Tri-Cities has gotten chilly and we have been ordering some winter beers to warm you up! On tap and in cans or bottles to go, we have some warm and cozy beers to keep you toasty and toasted. Just a few that have recently arrived include: Maritime Pacific’s Jolly Roger Christmas Ale, Fremont’s Abominable, No-Li’s Winter Warmer (on tap as well), Sierra Nevada’s Celebration and in limited quantities their Northern Hemisphere Harvest as well as their DevESTATEion Black IPA (on tap too), along with some Shiner Cheer, HUB’s Abominable and Pelican’s Bad Santa. Hurry on in and fill up those Growlers and take home some cans and bottles to get you through the cold nights. Pssst, we hear some snow may be on it’s way…
We here at West Richland Beer and Wine Shop want to say “thank you” to all the Veterans out there. Since we are closed on Monday, Veterans Day, we are honoring our service people by offering 10% off pints and growler fills to all Veterans this Saturday. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
You know her as the Beeroness, and you may have already made some of her delicious beer-based recipes, so we are more than excited that Jackie Dodd has made the beer shop a stop on her West Coast book tour. This Saturday, October 12th from 2-5, she will be at the shop signing her book, The Craft Beer Cookbook: 100 Artisanal Recipes for Cooking with Beer.
Here is a little info about Jackie: A recipe developer, food photographer, and hops enthusiast, Jackie Dodd took her fascination with craft beer to the next level when she launched The Beeroness. Dedicated to exploring the vibrant tastes developed by knowledgeable brewers, her website features hundreds of delicious recipes that highlight the art of cooking with those beers she loves. Jackie has develops recipes for multimillion-dollar companies, as well as cook up a storm on TV shows such as TODAY, CBS News and Lifetime Network. Her cookbook, The Craft Beer Cookbook: 100 Artisan Recipes for Cooking with Beer is out now. You can visit her website at www.thebeeroness.com.
Join us Tuesday, September 24th from 5-8 PM for a brewer’s night with the incomparable Oskar Blues Brewery. Taste a sampling of their best suds and stick around for a chance to win some brewery swag. Rumor has it, there might be some Ten Fidy on tap! Get here early for a good seat.
The NFL season has begun and we are going to open our doors on Mondays for Monday Night Football! This week’s match-up between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles starts early at 4:10 PM PT, so we will be open at 3:30 before the game. Pitcher beers and specials will be available for game nights only and our seating is limited, so get here early for a spot. For the rest of the season, kickoff is 5:40 PM PT, so we will be open at 4:30 PM. Spend your Monday nights with the girls at Kara’s Beer and Wine Shop!
This weekend, because we like to celebrate everything, we are celebrating Labor Day all weekend long with a special just for you: fill up a full-sized growler with any beer on tap (half gallon growlers only, not quarts) and receive a free, extra-special, limited-edition WRB&WS taster glass. Come in anytime Friday through Sunday to take advantage of this offer. Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend! Cheers.
Kara’s Pick of the Week is the Amnesia Brewing Damnesia IPA. This rich, golden IPA delights with clear hop notes but does not overpower the palate. Taste it for yourself. Kara gives it two thumbs up!