Art of Brewing
“We weren’t old enough to buy beer in 1985, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t make it. Everything we needed we either had in-house or, like in the case of malt extract, we could get at King Soopers.”
Blackfeet Indians called the Rocky Mountains “the backbone of the world,” and they are certainly the backbone of Colorado. A silhouette image of the Rockies at sunset is also the backbone of Great Divide Brewing’s logo.
Broadway brewery is truly rooted in heavy metal
Bristol’s branding about far more than iconic pooch
Odell Brewing Makes the Scene in Brewing Artwork
The most frequent photo stop along the vacationers’ corridor between I-25 and Rocky Mountain National Park is the flagstone sign that reads simply ESTES PARK. I would argue that coming in a close second is a unique take on the state’s lodgepole signs along our major highways. This one, in Lyons, reads WHISKY FROM COLORFUL COLORADO.
It’s more than just nostalgia that influences Steamworks’ choices in artwork. Durango itself is infused in everything Steamworks does, and has been for nearly 20 years.
If, like me, the back window of your Colorado fun wagon is a veritable passport of stickers hyping bands, brands and brews, then it’s undoubtedly dotted with a few “stamps” from breweries near and far. One of those passport punches on mine is the left palm on a circle of white that, at one time, instantly signaled you’d made safe conduct through Longmont.
Taken all together, Insane Rush IPA is one of those rarities where the art on the outside of the can mirrors the quality and attention to detail inside – demonstrating love of great beer and a comically edgy attitude that’s 100-percent Bootstrap.
Graphic Designer Brandon Proff is a managing partner at Our Mutual Friend
Brewing in Denver with friends Bryan Leavelle and Andrew Strasburg.