Rainier Brewing Co.’s old building is now home to Emerald City Brewing Co.
Out with the old and in with the new. Located in the industrial neighborhood of SoDo, Rainier Brewing Co. is Seattle’s oldest brewery. Its true, Rainier is no longer a local microbrew (Pabst bought the brewery and closed its location in 1999). Instead Tully’s Coffee calls the building home and currently shares the space. But who wants to drink coffee when you can drink beer?
With a Willy Wonka essence of magic, flair and mystic, the multi-colored building is a staple of the Seattle beer scene. We couldn’t have been happier to hear that beer is being brewed under this roof by Emerald City Brewing Co. as we write. Washingtonbeerblog.com wrote a sweet article about the opening of this new brewery in Seattle’s temple of beer. Here is an excerpt, but check out the entire article by clicking here:
You might expect Emerald City Beer Company to pump out the typical lineup of IPAs, Pale Ales, Porters, Stouts and other ales commonly produced by our local, Washington breweries; however, Rick is taking a different tack and will not focus on any of those styles of beer. Instead, they’ll focus on lager. In particular, they’ll focus initially on their flagship beer – Dottie’s Seattle Lager. In time, they will introduce other styles and brewing ales is not at all out of the realm of possibilities.
Emerald City Brewing Co. will have a batch ready just in time for the Washington Brewers Festival (June 18-20). Happy Brewing!