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Olympia Brewing Company
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|Olympia Brewing Company
The Olympia Brewery building in 1989
Olympia Beer label from 1914.
The Olympia Brewing Company was a in which existed from 1896 until 2003.
Leopold Schmidt, a immigrant from founded The Capital Brewing Company at on the in the town of Tumwater, near the south end of . He built a four-story wooden brewhouse, a five-story cellar building, a one-story ice factory powered by the lower falls, and a bottling and keg plant and in 1896, began brewing and selling Olympia Beer. In 1902, the firm became Olympia Brewing Company and chose the slogan "It's the Water" to promote its flagship product. Statewide , which began in January 1916, four years before National Prohibition, ended beer making operations. After Prohibition ended, a new was erected just upstream from the original, and Olympia beer went back on sale in 1934.
was a very popular regional brand in the for half of a century. It eventually expanded nationwide, repositioned as a low-price lager. During the 1970s, Olympia acquired and . Olympia Brewing also produced Buckhorn Beer, which had previously been a product of the . The beer declined increasingly in sales when the president of the brewery was caught engaging in a homosexual act, and was therefore publicly outed in the early 1980s. The Schmidt family, which owned and operated the brewery and company, elected to sell the company in 1982. Olympia was subsequently purchased by Pabst in 1983.
As with many other regional breweries, ownership of this brewery eventually passed through several corporations including , , and , until the brewery was eventually purchased by . For a time, the Olympia brewery took over the brewing of other Pacific Northwest brands as their original breweries were closed one by one, including the brewery in , the brewery in , and the brewery in , Washington. Miller closed the Olympia brewery on July 1, 2003 citing the unprofitability of such a small brewery. However, beer marketed under the Olympia Beer name continues to be manufactured by at a plant in .
 Use of
For many years, Olympia Beer was brewed with water obtained from artesian wells. The company's promotions made much of the use of artesian water in the brewing process. However, the advertisements never explained what artesian water was, preferring to claim that the water was controlled by a mythical population of "Artesians". Once the brewery was taken over by a larger company, the use of artesian water was discontinued, and so was that advertising campaign.
In downtown Olympia, current efforts to preserve the use of artesian water at the one remaining public well has been the mission of : Artesian Well Advocates.
 Pop culture
's Benjamin Braddock drinks an Olympia beer in (1967). drinks an Oly in the movie, (1970). A neon sign advertising Olympia beer can be seen in the window of the liquor store in (1973). promoted the brand in several popular films, including (1973), (1974), (1975), (1978) (in which his Clyde also indulges), and (1980). Rebecca Balding is seen drinking Olympia in bed in (1980). drinks an Olympia in "" (1977). Signage and cans being consumed are also easily visible in (1979). The brand was also featured in the movie (1982) and (1974). A neon light Olympia Beer sign can be seen in the roadhouse bar in the vampire cult-classic .(1987)'s drinks Olympia beer in (2008). In the independent B-movie (2005), the teen-age campers and the adult hunters were drinking the brand.
of purchased the machinery from Olympia Brewing Co. to make for motor fuel use.
 See also
The movie "House of Games" features many cases of Olympia Beer stacked toward the back room. Additionally, an old movie, where he has to change a tire on his dad's car. On the street in front of their house, Mickey and his dad remove an Olympia Beer case from the trunk to get to the spare tire jack.
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