current harsh reality) is something we've started to see more of lately, and I frankly love the idea of a craft brewery that embraces that identity.
Odell released a double pilsner as part of its single batch series:
Less Medieval and German is the Midnight Sun Hop Dog:
Green Flash released a label for their Summer Saison:
Grand Teton Brewing Company holds one of the innumerable events called "The Art of Beer." I will save this rant for another time, but theirs is one of a very few that actually should have that name, because it's an art contest to design a beer label. From the press release:
Local artist Abby Paffrath’s amazing Batik of a leaping cutthroat trout was chosen to represent the contest’s theme of “Life in the Tetons” for the autumn and winter seasons on the Trout Hop Black IPA label.
First the winning entry (all winners can be see on the Teton Arts Council Web site):
Abby has always been inspired by the outdoors in her lifelong quest through the arts. She has a Fine Arts education from University of Montana, but her real love of the dyed batik began when she enrolled in a cultural arts program in Bali, Indonesia. Batik is a wax resist dye technique used to create images and patterns on fabric; it is traditionally used in ceremonies and rituals by the Balinese peoples. Abby now resides in Jackson Hole Wyoming where she is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Teton Mountain Range.
Glad I was finally home enough to get back on the blogging horse this week, and was even able to throw out a challenge to my peeps in the 'gosphere. Hopefully more to come, as we try and get the last of the art from the show back to its home in one piece, and I look forward to the end of summer and seeing where the show goes next year.