R-Day returns to Seattle as a day that’s devoted to celebrating the legacy of Rainier Beer that will feature live music and lots or Rainier! The 2019 R-Day will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 4:00-11:00pm in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood at 5706 Airport Way S.
Admission is free and only for those that are 21 years of age or older. This year’s R-Day will feature music and beer in the heart of Georgetown that’ll benefit the Georgetown Merchants Association. Live music will be performed by Red Fang, Wild Powwers and Chong the Nomad.
“For us, there’s no better way to celebrate what makes this region so great than hosting “R Day” in the heart of the vibrant Georgetown neighborhood, right where Rainier started,” said Rainier spokesman Kurt Stream, in a statement. “Last year was the biggest R-Day yet, with 5,000 attending, and we hope to continue to build on that momentum this year.”
While Rainier tallboys will be a common sight on Saturday, the event will also showcase some of Rainier’s valued partners including exclusive Rainier branded apparel from Casual Industries and The Great PNW, a Rainier branded debit/credit card offering from OBEE Credit Union, and a chance to get involved with Rainier’s non-profit partners Conservation Northwest, Protect Our Winters, and Pacific Northwest Trail Association.
Attendees will also want to visit the Rainier history booth where 50+ rare artifacts, photos and prints, celebrating Rainier’s Pre-prohibition rise in Georgetown, will be on display for the first time. “Rainier’s Seattle Brewing and Malting Company was the 6th largest brewery in the world before prohibition crashed the party more than 100 years ago.” said Rainier spokesman Kurt Stream, in a statement. “Taking in some of that history, with a Rainier in hand, standing only feet from the original brewery will be a pretty unique experience.”
Nearby the festival are a few breweries that are worth checking out. This list includes Machine House Brewery, Georgetown Brewing, Elysian Brewing, and Lowercase Brewing. And all are within a short walk from the festival.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.