Tag: Brian Strumke

  
The Life of a Label Artist: A Look at Beer’s Prolific Visual Storytellers Feature by

From the narrative-driven artwork of Jolly Pumpkin to the modernist pop-culture mashups of Stillwater, brewers and artists are increasingly using beer’s packaging as an opportunity to tell a story about their brand and the liquid inside.

Of Love & Regret in Baltimore, Maryland Barkeep by

Since opening in 2012, Of Love & Regret, Stillwater’s gallery and tasting room, has evolved into an acclaimed bar, restaurant and bottle shop.

Charm City Rising: Baltimore’s Urban Brewing Renaissance Feature by

Baltimore once had a flourishing beer economy thanks in part to an influx of German and Eastern European immigrants. By the end of 1899, it was home to more than 40 breweries. Competition beginning in the 1950s steadily decreased this number until Hugh Sisson opened the state’s first brewpub in 1989.

Progress and a New Order: Taking Cues from the US, Brazilian Brewers Forge Ahead Feature by

For the last five years, in spite of high taxes and long shipping times, American beers have found their way into the hands of curious Brazilian drinkers and motivated Brazilian brewers.

Beer News News by

Mott’s Tributary Brewing opens; DeLuca seeks to revive New Albion; Strumke scores with Brazilian collaboration; and National Homebrew Competition sets record.

Arts & Crafts: Breweries Dip into Creative Fields Feature by

Around the country, brewers are collaborating—not just with other brewers, but with artists of all mediums. Together, they are creating beers that aim to go beyond the five senses to convey emotions and feelings. Delving into music, television and theater, brewers are combining the craft of brewing with the performing arts.

As Follows by Stillwater Artisanal Ales Label Approval by

The conceptual, eschatological art that appears on the label of Stillwater’s As Follows is the work of artist Lee Versoza.

The Spanish Are Coming! Feature by

In Catalonia, the nationality within Spain that comprises the provinces of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona, we discovered a nascent brewing scene in and around Barcelona, still very much under the radar.

Edward Westbrook of Westbrook Brewing Company Going Pro by

Good beer has flourished since South Carolina lifted its cap on beer alcohol content, and Edward Westbrook’s Mt. Pleasant brewery has been at the heart of it.

Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales Going Pro by

The Baltimore-based brewer, who produces adventurous ales on both sides of the Atlantic, sees some advantage in not having a home. Nothing about his Stillwater Artisanal Ales project is straightforward, from the beer in the bottle to the labels outside.

Baltimore Destinations by

A great, friendly city with a strange but refreshing mix of Southern attitudes and blue-collar, Northern atmosphere. It’s compact, walkable and full of stellar places to enjoy a drink.