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Rainier Beer
Rainier beer brings together nature’s bounty from the great Northwest. Pure spring waters combine with golden barley and verdant hops to produce a beer rich in taste and texture. Fermented slowly with a pedigree yeast culture under tightly controlled conditions, Rainier comes forth with a satisfying malty flavor over a slightly fruity background, spiced with Chinook, Mt. Hood, and Willamette hop notes.
  • Alcohol: 4.6% Alc/Vol
    Calories: 134
Pale Mountain Ale
Rainier Brewing Company has been committed to brewing and offering the finest mountain fresh beers since 1878. Rainier Pale Mountain Ale is no exception. Made with two-row barley to provide a solid malt backbone and hopped with Yakima Valley hops, this light-bodied Pale Ale is well balanced with a crisp, citrus finish.
  • Alcohol: 5.3% Alc/Vol
    Calories: 134
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • The Rainier Story is one of a pioneer city and an entrepreneurial family of legendary proportions. Seattle, the major metropolis of the Pacific Northwest, grew up fast as a center of the lumber and fishing industries. The loggers and fishermen grew thirsty and the brewing industry naturally followed. A.B. Rabbeson started Seattle’s first commercial brewing, Washington Brewery.

  • Rabbeson’s establishment became the Seattle Brewery in 1872, which survived until 1888.

  • In 1878 Rainier beer was launched – 11 years before Washington became a state.

  • The brand name became so ubiquitous, that many people once subscribed to the urban legend that the snowcapped 14,410-foot mountain visible from Seattle was named after the beer.

  • In 1883, John Kopp and Andrew Hemrich, founders of Seattle Brewing and Malting, acquired Rabbeson’s brewery, and with it, the Rainier heritage.

  • When Prohibition ended in the United States in 1933, Fritz and Emil came south to acquire Seattle Brewing and Malting, which had not yet resumed production of beer. The Rainier brand name was proudly re-launched.

  • Although the Sick empire had all but disappeared by the end of the 1960s, the 1970s brought forth decades of humorous Rainier advertising.  The most memorable include the Grazing Rainiers, the original “Rainier Beer” croaking frogs, the “Rainier Beer” revving motorcycles, and pop culture parodies including early commercials featuring Mickey Rooney as a singing Mountie.

  • Often referred to as “Vitamin-R” by local fans, Rainier continues growing in popularity as new generations of proud Northwesterners adopt a brand that is truly committed to supporting their communities.

  • To celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to Rainier heritage, the classic design elements of past Jubilee Cans were brought back this holiday season with updated slogans, colors, and typography to tip our hats to the cans of decades-past.

  • The original “R” sat perched on the brewery for nearly 50 years, lighting the Seattle sky and serving as a warm welcome to those entering the city via I-5. On October 24th, after a 13-year absence, the “R” was restored and placed looking back over Seattle, where it belongs.  We celebrate the return of the Rainier “R”, Rainier Brewing Company and our rich heritage in the Pacific Northwest annually each October.

  • Rainier Brewing announced it will bring brewing operations back to its home state of Washington for the first time in 13 years.  In partnership with Craft Brewing Alliance, Rainier utilize the Redhook brewery facility.  This exciting new partnership will allow Rainier to continue to innovate and create new products in the future.

  • Rainier will begin brewing Rainier Pale Mountain Ale. Inspired by pale ales made by Rainier Brewing Company just after Prohibition, Rainier Pale Mountain Ale is handcrafted with two-row barley to provide a solid malt backbone and hopped with Washington-grown hops.  This delicious Mountain Ale is well balanced with a crisp, citrus finish.