The Rainier bottles "graze" in front of the Capitol during a protest against the extension of the state's temporary beer surcharge.
OLYMPIA -- There's never a giant opener around when I need one.
A pair of the Rainier bottles made famous in the beer's off-beat commercials, with their "wrangler" in tow, showed up at the Capitol for the protest against continuing the temporary beer surtax and extending it to microbreweries.
A couple of things you may not know about the iconic beer-creatures. In their costumes, they are blind as bats, and were not allowed to go up and down the Capitol steps in costume. The costumes don't handle the rain well -- making one wonder what would happen to them in a giant ice chest.