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Top Row – Malt Liquors were popular with the Baby Boomers – young adults in the sixties. Offering more Bang (Alcohol) for the Buck, the Spur cans almost dared you to try them. The can on the left is rare (the Spur is Silver)


Middle Two Rows - These Jubilee cans were made late 1962 and 1963. The top gold band on the self-opening cans is always blank (no “Rainier for Life”) slogan.

 Shown here are all the major colors but slight variations of each color do exist.

Bottom Row – Rainiers regular line of Ales/Beers. By the early

Seventies, the Nation’s fitness craze started and thus the

Light / Light-Light / Not So Light cans. The Ales are both

eleven ounce cans. 



In 1916, three year before National Prohibition became the law of the land, the state of Washington declared the use and sale of alcohol to be illegal within its boundaries. Most of the rest of the country was still "Wet". So Andrew Hemrich of Seattle sold his successful Rainier Brewing operation to a group of businessmen from San Francisco. With the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, the Rainier Brewing Company in San Francisco restarted and shortly thereafter canned such rarities as (King's Taste, Lifestaff, Lisco, Pacific, Royal, Salute, and Silver cones) pictured in USBC Book I. However, Fritz (father) and Emil (son) Sick began negotiations with the San Francisco group to bring the Rainier Brewing name back to it's original home in Seattle. Slowly the Sicks regained control of the Rainier name but it took until 1953 until Emil Sick acquired exclusive rights to the name. That same year Rainier began brewing their very popular Jubilee cans which lasted until 1964, the same year Emil Sick died. The Brewery has since been purchased by larger National Brewing conglomerates but one thing remains the same: in the Pacific Northwest, Rainier Brewing is "the Bull of the Woods". 


Rainier "A Lift Without A Letdown"

What a send off....



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