An iconic, century-plus-old beer brand is being discontinued… at least temporarily. Yesterday, the official Olympia Beer Instagram account posted that though Olympia will continue on as an artesian vodka brand, the once-successful lager—first brewed back in 1896—is saying "farewell for now."
"Olympia Beer was founded in Tumwater [in Washington] 125 years ago, it's a storied historic beer, intertwined with the history of our region," the post states. "But while we've spent several years trying to bring Olympia Beer back home to be brewed locally, we've also witnessed a growing decline in its demand. Sadly, we have not been able to find a solution to the challenges posed by the reduced beer sales and have had to make the difficult decision of temporarily pausing production of Olympia Beer. We remain committed to finding the best solution to keep brewing Olympia Beer in the future."