Born in 1912. Reborn in 2021.Heidelberg beer has a rich history going back to 1912, when it was first born at the original Columbia Brewery in Tacoma. In 1936, it became the first beer to be canned in the Pacific Northwest, and it remained a regional favorite until the Columbia brewery closed its doors in 1979. 7 Seas Brewing, who now brews out of the original Heidelberg brewery, was the first craft brewery in Washington to can their beer. They were the natural fit to bring back the Heidelberg brand.