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October 22, 2013 at 5:15 PM

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The Rainier beer "R" crawl


LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Zeek "Built" Warzecha smiles as he looks out at the "R" sign, reflected in his sunglasses, during the first Rainier Beer "R Crawl" stop at 9 LB Hammer in Georgetown. Before the sign returns Thursday to the top of the old brewery, the signature neon is touring the city on a flatbed trailer this afternoon.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Western Neon president Andre Lucero climbs a ladder to install stabilizing ropes while preparing for the Rainier Beer "R Crawl" at Western Neon.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Jenny Perry wrangles some of the Wild Rainier Grazers during the first stop of the Rainier Beer "R Crawl" near 9 LB Hammer in Georgetown.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The Rainier "R" is almost ready to go for the Rainier Beer "R Crawl" at Western Neon on 4th Ave South.

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