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Riverbank Taphouse Goes to Beer School
Northern Quest’s newest venue brings beer tasting to a whole new level
When it comes to mastering the craft beer experience, the true test is whether or not you’re enjoying every sip. At Riverbank Taphouse, the exciting new venue inside Northern Quest Resort & Casino, you’ll find an extensive menu of beverages, including a rotating list of mouthwatering IPAs, lagers, ambers, ales and stouts ... and some nitros, seltzers and craft cocktails, too. If you’re having trouble deciding, pick a flight of four and enjoy multiple 4-ounce tastings.
Whether you’re a craft beer connoisseur or you’re new to the culture and want to learn more, the servers and bartenders at Riverbank Taphouse are anxious to share their knowledge and recommendations. “All of our servers and bartenders are Cicerone certified and have completed the Beer Appreciation course at Eastern Washington University,” says Riverbank Taphouse Cicerone Supervisor Tyler Staples, a self-proclaimed beer nerd. “They know how each beer style is produced and what temperature it’s supposed to be served at, as per the style. They know the glassware it should be served in and what the glass should look like when it’s beer clean, as opposed to just visibly clean.”
With 52 taps, Riverbank Taphouse has a curated tap list. Everything on the menu has been deliberately selected to provide a wide range of all beer styles. “We keep such a wide array of beers, there’s always going to be at least three or four beers that will complement your dish, and your servers have great suggestions on options,” says Staples. “With 6,000 breweries in the United States and 20,000 brands worldwide, it takes a certain level of knowledge to handle that.” At Riverbank Taphouse, you can think of their servers and bartenders as the best beer tutors in town.
While you’re studying for your final beer selections, don’t forget to sample some of the delicious shareables featured on a menu designed to complement all kinds of beer selections. Since the day Riverbank Taphouse opened its doors to the public, one of the most popular items has been the oversized Charcuterie Pretzel, featuring house-made pickled vegetables, assorted cured meats and cheese. New items recently added to the menu include a seasonal salad, a pub-style classic burger with house-made sauce, and Banh Mi Chicken Tacos with fresh and pickled vegetables and Asian-inspired slaw.
So bring your friends and your sense of adventure to Riverbank Taphouse and study up! Your toughest decision will be which delicious drinks and plates to try and whether to share them or keep them all to yourself! Open Sunday through Thursday at 3pm, and now open Fridays and Saturdays for lunch starting at 11am. Follow Riverbank Taphouse on the Untappd app to get the most updated tap list and visit the Northern Quest Blog at NorthernQuest.com/riverbank-blog to learn more about what makes Riverbank Taphouse unique.
Riverbank Taphouse at Northern Quest Resort & Casino Airway Heights 100 N. Hayford Rd. 877.871.6772 NortherQuest.com