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The End of Reason & Time Traveler Bottle Releases and Art Showing @ Gigantic Brewing
February 8, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on Friday February 8th for the release of our two newest bottled seasonal beers – The End of Reason & Time Traveler. In addition to the new beers, we will also have new art work on the walls from label artists Buzz Parker and Winston Smith. Buzz Parker will be in attendance showing new work done specifically for this event. We will also be showing incredible b/w photography from Gigantic Beertender Stephanie Towell. Join us for great art and great beer!
The End of Reason Label Artist
Buzz Parker is an artist/illustrator residing in beautiful Humboldt County, CA. He likes to draw & paint fantasic tree houses, incredible plants and a leafy creature he created named Bigleaf. His art has an edgy twist fueled by my exposure to the forests and diverse environments in Northern California. He’s worked with Harper Collins, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse Comics and illustrated for various magazines. He is also an illustrator with Emily the Strange. www.buzzparker.com
Time Traveler Label Artist
Punk Art Surrealist Winston Smith, is a master of “hand-carved” collage, and has been crafting his thought-provoking art since the 1970’s. After being abroad for six years, Winston returned to America and was astonished by the complacency the American public exhibited towards the corporate domination in their society. Winston began taking “safe” images from magazines and combining them to create politically charged works of art that challenge the viewer to confront incongruities and political paradoxes of modern society.
Smith first became known (and later beloved) for his collaborations with punk legends Dead Kennedys and his numerous album covers, inserts and flyers for the band in their formative years. His technique of cutting out by hand and gluing each individual element has inspired a generation of artists.
The End of Reason is a newly invented beer style, Petite Belgian-style Quad at 8.3% abv. From the bottle, “At the outer limits, you find things that defy labels… what’s in this bottle? A beer with no previous example. An expression of what our taste buds desire during the coldest months of the year. Rich caramel malt flavors, depth and complexity derived from a belgian yeast strain, all with a warming finish. Drink now, or age for years.
Time Traveler is an incredible Porter. From the bottle, “It was upon my emergence from my craft that I realized I had traveled not to another place, but to another time. About me lumbered a number of stout men, burdened by heavy loads. Finding a sudden need to slake my thirst and steady my mind, I called our to one of the PORTERs. He pointed to a tavern, inside of which I found this roasty, chocolaty, and supremely drinkable brew.”