Brewing is returning to the old Rainier Brewery for the first time in a decade. And while it will be in the form of a lager, it won’t be the famous, red-on-white canned variety. Even so, Rick Hewitt, owner of startup Emerald City Beer Company, said he is thrilled to be bringing beer back to the near-I-5 location that’s still is better known for the giant “R” that once rotated on its tower than it is in its current hybrid form as a Tully’s roasting center, condos and artists’ lofts.”It’s such a cool space,” Hewitt, 28, says. “It will be great to have beer there again.”Hewitt, an accomplished home brewer and University of Washington graduate, said Emerald City will start with a small batch of a lager and then branch out into other beers eventually. He says his brewery will use only Washington ingredients for the beer sold in the 2,000 square foot tasting room scheduled to open in late June or early July.”Our local ingredients are world-class,” he says. “There’s no reason to shop elsewhere.”Emerald City’s flagship beer will be Dottie’s Seattle Lager, making it one of the few local lagers.