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Wild Rainier | advertising | A mythical, two-legged beer creature (basically a dude in a branded beer suit) featured in the popular advertisements of Rainier Beer that regularly screened in British Columbia during the 1980s.
Usage: “The forest is pretty thick around here. I wonder if we’ll get lucky and spot a Wild Rainier?”