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Offline micah h

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Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:47:10 AM »
The Tumwater Washington brewery, home of Olympia beer. Is being allowed to brew beer again, only 90 some odd years short of the original ban.

I don't know if this is relevant to a lot of you out there. But it is a big victory for people in my area, who have been wondering what will become of the building. ;D

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Re: Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 04:33:18 AM »
Thanks for the info! I grew up in Montesano and visited the Oly brewery many times with my parents. I was sad when it closed and with the resurgence of craft brews, I was surprised that it sat vacant for so long. I understand that MillerCoors had a restriction that beer could not be brewed at the facility for 10 years after they left. One more reason to not be happy with big beer.

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Re: Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 04:11:07 PM »
can't believe I missed this...
wow that's awesome!  I went to THS and proposed to my wife at the lower falls just below the brewery some years later.  Went on the brewery tour several times.   8)    Wish I could make it back more often.

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Re: Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 10:12:43 AM »
Oh man, my grandfather drank olympia all the time when i was a kid, wasn't the slogan "Its the water" or something similar. We used to joke that the logo should be a bear standing infront of a river with his back to you with the brewery downstream.
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Re: Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 10:18:14 AM »
Live from the Jersey Shore!

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Re: Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 12:08:12 PM »
"It's the water"

When I lived in Olympia they were making bottled water at that plant.

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Re: Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 01:00:47 PM »
That was my dad's beer of choice in the 80s. Not sure if it was his flavor preference or because it was cheap.
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Re: Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2013, 04:49:24 PM »
Oly was my first beer. I learned to drive a tractor when I was about 7 and after bailing a 20 acre field dad felt I was man enough for one of my own. Slept like a baby that night

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Re: Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 08:18:45 AM »
Yeah, I'm glad to hear it and will be watching for the beer.  Pretty much anyone who grew up in Washington was initiated into drinking beer with either Olympia or Rainier.
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Re: Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2013, 04:47:34 PM »
I'm heading out to Oregon and possibly Washington on a motorcycle next month, will have to check it out.

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Re: Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 09:46:46 PM »

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