Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Beer and Art work together at Twisted Pine

Twisted Pine Surreal StoutSome call beer, itself, a work of art. At Twisted Pine Brewing Company in Boulder, they are going one step further, putting art work on their beer.

Coming up in 2012, Twisted Pine will soon begin a series of beer releases that join together artwork inspirations by local artisans. Each month, a new brew and a new label will adorn each release. The following is a press release dated December 19, 2011 from Twisted Pine that explains what's coming from Boulder's fast growing brewery.

Twisted Pine to Launch Artisan Ale Project
Brewery collaborates with local artists for new beer series

Employees and fans of Twisted Pine Brewing Company are eagerly awaiting the upcoming calendar switch, as the brewery plans on kicking off the year 2012 in style. The Twisted staff is excited about the launch of its Artisan Ale Project, a year-long celebration of the artistic creativity which makes Colorado unique.

For the Artisan Ale Project, Twisted Pine developed twelve distinct new beers and then enlisted the help of a dozen talented Colorado artists for artwork to adorn the labels. On the first Saturday of every month in 2012, the brewery will introduce a small batch of one of the ales at a special release-party which will double as an art show for that month’s featured artist.

The Artisan ales will come in sleek, black 750ml glass bottles and will mark the brewery’s first foray into that size packaging. Quantities will be limited, especially for the barrel-aged beers in the series. Distribution of the bottles will be restricted to Colorado accounts and the Twisted Pine ale house will have each new beer on tap for as long as supplies last.

January’s lead-off entry is an American cream-style stout aged in bourbon barrels. The beer, known as Surreal Stout, will feature artwork by Allison Boozer of Denver.

Other Artisan ales will include an Imperial India-style black ale, a high-octane braggot, a black saison and a barrel-aged sour brown. “We’re part of a very artistic community here in Colorado,” remarks Logistics Manager Justin Tilotta, “and in this case we’re getting our brewers to feed off that creativity and produce something that, in turn, gives back to that community by offering these artists an opportunity to reach a wider audience.”


Based in Boulder, Colorado Twisted Pine Brewing Company has been handcrafting beer since 1995. They are the brewers of such favorites as “Hoppy Boy IPA,” “Raspberry Wheat Ale” and “Billy’s Chilies.” The Ale House is a very popular local hangout and boasts 17 taps, 5 rotating. Twisted Pine is active with local charitable organizations and a strong believer in sustainable business practices. You can find more information at www.twistedpinebrewing.com.

Twisted Pine Brewing Company
3201 Walnut St. Suite A
Boulder, CO 80301

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