Rainier 12 oz.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.