Regardless of your personal beer preference, there is no denying that Rainier Beer is Seattle’s original beer. Although it hasn’t been brewed here for nearly two decades, the iconic Seattle brand celebrates its 140th birthday this year. Part of the celebration includes a partnership with Georgetown Brewing, which is arguably today’s most recognizable Seattle beer brand.
For one day (Oct. 6th), Rainier Beer is moving back to its original home, shutting down and taking over Airport Way for the annual R Day party, where they will pour Rainier Beer alongside a special beer from Georgetown Brewing. Entrance to the event is free, but of course the beer isn’t (pesky state laws). This is an adults only event. 21+.
R Day is an annual celebration of all things Rainier Beer that involves music and beer. In the past the event took place at the old Rainier Brewery in SoDo, but this year they’re moving the party down the road to Georgetown where the original Seattle Brewing and Malting Company started producing Rainier Beer 140 years ago. For the party, they will shut down Airport Way in the heart of Georgetown and take over the streets.
Rainier Beer just announced that this year it partnered with Georgetown Brewing to produce a limited-release beer that will pour in the beer garden at R Day this year: R-Town Red Ale.
The Rainier Beer Garden will span three blocks, in the middle of the Georgetown business district. You won’t be able to miss the 36-foot Mountain-shaped Rainier-branded beer tent. There will not be a VIP area this year. A portion of R Day proceeds benefit the Georgetown Merchants Association.
- North gate entrance: 5900 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
- South gate entrance: 6011 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
The event is free but Facebook users are asked to please RSVP to the R Day event page @ R Day 2018. There are no tickets and there is no cost to enter. 21 and older only.