Rainier and Reuben’s Collaborate on r&R Pils

SEATTLE –Reuben’s Brews and Rainier Brewing Company introduce r&R Pils, a collaboration beer that hits shelves in Washington and Oregon this week. Sure to delight the taste buds of beer fanatics across the Pacific Northwest, the hoppy pilsner blends the award-winning lager expertise of Rainier Brewing Company with Reuben’s Brews’ highly lauded hop-forward styles. As part of Seattle Beer Week, there will be a launch party at Reuben’s Brews at 6pm on May 10th, featuring live music from local favorite Deep Sea Diver.

r&R Pils will be available on draught and in 22-ounce bottles throughout Washington and Oregon while supplies last. This special collaboration brew is 6% ABV with 40 IBUs. Malts used include U.S. Pilsner, German Pilsner and Rye, and hops include Hallertau Tradition, Cashmere, Galaxy, and Azacca.

“r&R Pils is the first collaboration beer for Rainier in its 139 year history,” said Michael Scott, Rainier Brand Manager. “Our partnership with one of Seattle’s most well-respected breweries, Reuben’s Brews, reaffirms our ongoing commitment to brewing beer here in Washington state.”

The idea for the collaboration beer was originally formed over a pint, said Adam Robbings, head brewer and co-founder of Reuben’s Brews. “Michael is a regular in our taproom, so when he asked us to partner on a special project for Seattle Beer Week, we didn’t hesitate. This collaboration stays true to the core beliefs of both of our breweries, and is a nice meld between our cultures and styles. For us, it’s humbling to be asked by an iconic brewery to do something like this.”

r&R Pils is just one of a number of exciting collaborations for Reuben’s Brews coming in 2017. Visit www.reubensbrews.com to find out more.  Rainier also has plans to release more special brews in the coming months. For more details, please visit www.rainierbeer.com.

About Reuben’s Brews
After the birth of their first child Reuben, Adam and Grace embarked on a mission to brew bloody good beer. Originally from the UK, Adam turned a passionate hobby into a family-run brewery crafting nationally and internationally recognized beers in a wide variety of styles. Since opening in 2012, Reuben’s has won awards for its beers around the world including at the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, the US Open and was named Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year at the 2015 Washington Beer Awards. Find Reuben’s Brews in Western Washington and at its taproom located at 5010 14th Ave NW in Ballard, open 7 days a week. For more information, visit www.reubensbrews.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@reubensbrews).

About Rainier
Since 1878, Rainier Brewing Company (originally Seattle Brewing and Malting Company) has been brewing authentic and flavorful beers in the Pacific Northwest; 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. In 2015 Rainier Beer won a Gold medal in the American Style Cream Ale category at Great American Beer Festival. In 2016 Rainier returned brewing to Washington with the launch of its first new beer in nearly 20 years, Rainier Pale Mountain Ale.  Rainier is also known for its partnerships with local charities, most notably the Arbor Day Foundation. Through the Rainier’s Tabs for Trees program, 50,000 trees have been planted since 2014. Rainier beers can be found in stores, restaurants and bars throughout the West. For more information about Rainier Brewing Company, please visit: http://rainierbeer.com.

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