R is for ReturnOld Rainier Brewery, Seattle, WA

Rainier "R" sketch by Chandler O'Leary

Well, I’m no fan of beer, but I do love me a neon sign and a good swash capital. So while I couldn’t make it to the official relighting of the Rainier “R” in Seattle (link goes to my friend Jennifer’s blog, where there are some fun videos about the R), you can bet I moved a SoDo sketch session to the top of my priority list.

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Comments (6)

    1. Chandler O'Leary Post author

      Julie, SoDo is the name of the neighborhood the brewery is in. “SoDo” originally stood for “South of the Dome” (the Kingdome was the original stadium where the Mariners, Sonics and Seahawks used to play), and after the Dome was torn down in 2000, now stands for “South of Downtown.”

  1. Chris

    No fan of be–?! Well, I love your art enough to still be a fan anyway.

    That brewery is such a great landmark. That was the first beer I ever tried, as my dad drank it when I was a kid. It was awful, which is probably why I didn’t start drinking beer myself until my 30s. It was still a functioning brewery when I first got to Seattle, and the smell through there was…notable.

    1. Chandler O'Leary Post author

      I know, I know…I do love a good cider, but I’ve just never developed a taste for beer. I get the sense that “The Beer from Here” wouldn’t be a good choice to turn my opinions around…

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