Vintage Pacific NW beer iconography.

The Rainier R: once a sign that the drive from Portland to Seattle was nearly over, it has been replaced by a garish, serifed green T, for the Tulley's coffee company.

Weinhard's Brewery: as part of Portland's efforts to "revitalize" the historic Pearl District, the brewery is now home to to high-end kitchen and clothing stores.

Olympia broke out of the regional beer ghetto in 1967 after Dustin Hoffman was seen drinking it in "The Graduate." Unfortunately Olympia's Tumwater, WA plant closed years ago after new owners Miller decided the small-time brewery wasn't worth operating. That famous "artesian" water now comes from somewhere in Milwaukee.

1 comment:

Jeffrey said...

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