During a sampling lunch at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, chef Adam Hegsted at the Red Tail Bar and Grill asked me if I would like to sample beer. I am not a beer drinker but did not want to disappoint him and decided to give it a try. Here are some terrific beers from the Northwestern U.S. and their descriptions. If you are indeed a beer drinker, you may enjoy trying a beer flight with your lunch at this resort.
Brewery: Trickster, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
Beer: Summer Kolsch
Style: German Hybrid Ale
Description: Very light in color, similar to a European style lager. Brewed seasonally for a great summertime refreshment. Trickster is one of Coeur d' Alene's newest breweries
Brewery: No-Li, Spokane, Wash.
Beer: Born & Raised IPA
Description: Copper in color with a hoppy nose. This IPA brings local hops to your glass. No-Li is one of Spokane's first and most prominent breweries.
Brewery: Ironhorse, Ellensburg, Wash.
Beer: Irish Death
Description: Known as beer candy to most microbrew drinkers. This beer can be described best as a dark smooth ale. Easy to drink for a dark ale.
The Coeur d’ Alene Casino is the home of Laughing Dog Breweries Uprooted Amber Ale. This Ale has been specifically brewed for the Coeur d’ Alene Casino, and have been a craft beer property favorite for the past two years. Fred Colby, an award-winning brewer, infused his Amber Ale recipe with his ESB (Extra Special Bitter) to create this private label brew. The color rich in copper, the local flavor of Pacific Northwest Hops, and its Cascade floral citrus hop nose, make this is a perfect craft beer for anyone that enjoys a tasty ale.