Posted on April 9, 2019April 9, 2019 by WillemTuesday/ the beer is here Here’s a Rainier beer truck on 15th Ave, delivering supplies to the local restaurants and watering holes, no doubt. Rainier-branded beer was launched 1878, 11 years before Washington became the 42nd state in the Union (on November 11, 1889). The ‘pale mountain ale’ shown on the truck was introduced in 2016, brewed with Yakima valley hops. I see on the website it was a limited-time offering, though – so it might not be available anymore.
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“In 1977 the brewery was sold to G. Heileman Brewing Company, and passed through several more hands before finally winding up owned by Pabst, which closed it in 1999. The Rainier brand was sold to General Brewing Company, which moved production to the Olympia brewery in nearby Tumwater, Washington. The Olympia Brewing Company closed in 2003. Rainier Beer is now brewed under contract in Irwindale, California.”
Thanks for the update! So Rainier beer comes from California these days. Hm.