What does a sculpted likeness of Thirsty Planet look like? Or the painted essence of Pinthouse Pizza? And what will Jester King look like if label artist Josh Cockrell isn’t depicting it?
The sublime mixture of art and beer known as Art of the Brew is returning for a third time this Saturday after pairing up Texas breweries with local artists to create pieces that reflect their beer and their backstories.
Started by Chris Whiteburch and Austin Nelsen in 2013, the event is becoming an annual Austin tradition, and it’s not hard to guess why — locals love beer and quirky works of art just about equally. And isn’t a good beer a form of art in itself, anyway?
On Saturday, expect an even bigger event this year. The Third Annual Art of the Brew, in addition to showcasing the finished pieces that each of the artists based around the breweries, will have beer tastings from the participating breweries, as well as food and live music starting at 3 p.m. at the Canopy arts complex on Springdale Road. (Bitch Beer will also have a booth, so stop by and see us! Our contributor Jessica Deahl is one of the artists representing the hopefully soon-to-open Blue Owl Brewing.)
The food, from Frank Hot Dogs, Wunder Pig BBQ and Sa-Ten, will be crafted to pair with what’s on tap. The music includes Tahoma, the Avocados and Mamma K & the Shades. Although the event is technically free, a $20 donation will help the Art of the Brew organizers offset the costs of putting it together.
Here’s the list of participating breweries and artists.
(512) Brewing / Erin Cunningham
Hops & Grain / Seth Schwaiger
Black Star Co-op / Ted Chevens
Jester King / Andy Rhin
Live Oak / Hand Waddell
Thirsty Planet / Andrea Hyland & Emily Cayton
Blue Owl Brewing / Jessica Deahl
Kamala Brewing / Vladimir Mejia
Lone Pint / Josh Cockrell
Independence / Pat Snow
Karbach / Landon O’Brien
Zilker Brewing / Rebecca Marino
Circle Brewing / Casey Polacheck
5 Stones / Haley Householder
Pinthouse Pizza / Matthew John Winters
Adelbert’s / Matt Rebholz
Austin Beerworks / Michelle Devereux
Last Stand / Mark Leavens
Oasis, Texas Brewing / Ryan McKerly
Lakewood / Nathan Walker
For the full details, visit the Art of the Brew Facebook page.