What better way to celebrate sunshine returning to Seattle than a new brew from a hometown favorite? Rainier Brewing Company has been brewing mountain fresh beers in the Pacific Northwest since 1878, and this month the company is releasing a new limited time offering called Rainier Radler.
I had my first sip of Radler last weekend when we were all basking in 70 degree temps and sunshine (in March!) and I’ve got to say, this is the perfect summer beer.
Rainier Radler is a light-bodied lager brewed with lemon zest and orange peel, it is a refreshing citrusy beer with a dry finish. Inspired by Northwest summer days when the mountain is out, it is the perfect beer for your favorite summer activities.
Radler-style beers were originally conceived in the Bavarian region of Germany and are traditionally most popular in summer months due to their reputation as thirst quenchers.
“One of the most recognizable brands in the Pacific Northwest is Rainier Brewing Company,” said Kurt Stream, local historian and author of Brewing in Seattle, who also works on Rainier Beer’s field marketing team. “It’s truly exciting to see a key player like Rainier experiment with new flavors and releases for their loyal fans across the region.”
Rainier Radler is now available in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. This seasonal brew has an ABV of 4.2% and is available in stores in 6-packs of 16-ounce cans. Ask for it at your favorite bars and restaurants!
Available throughout the summer season while supplies last.
About Rainier Brewing Company
Since 1878, Rainier Brewing Company (originally Seattle Brewing and Malting Company) has been brewing authentic and mountain fresh beers; it was once the largest brewery West of the Mississippi. In 1954, the iconic Rainier “R” was raised on top of the company’s brewery in Seattle, WA, cementing the brand as a regional powerhouse, known to this day for its great-tasting beer, innovative packaging, baseball, and quirky commercials.
Rainier Beer won a Gold Medal at the prestigious 2016 World Beer Cup, where it bested 81 other entrants in the American-Style Lager category. Rainier is also known for its partnerships with local charities, most notably the Arbor Day Foundation. Through Rainier’s Tabs for Trees program, 75,000 trees have been planted since 2014.