The popular yellow beer in Northwest states including Washington, Oregon and Alaska. It is most popular in tall boy form (16oz.), but is also available in standard cans and bottles. A high strength version, Rainier Ale, is available in a 40oz. bottle but is considerably less popular.
When ordering it is important to pronounce the name correctly. Mispronunciations, including but not limited to "Ron-yah" and "Rainer" are easily mistaken for another local term meaning "punch me in the throat now."
Rainier has come under criticism for the fact that production has been moved from Seattle to California, which is the sworn enemy (and vacation destination) of all Northwesterners. It has also come under attack from those tasteless few who find Oprah's comic mispronunciation of Target (Tar-jay) funny and wish to apply the same treatment to other things.
I'll have a Ron-yeah.
(imagine throat punch here)
You asked for a punch in the throat, right?
No, I asked for a Rainier!
That's not what you said the first time.
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