Hop Culture Magazine will travel to Chicago, for the first time to host one of their Juicy Brews craft beer festivals. The Hop Culture x Marz Community Brewing Present: Juicy Brews Art Gallery will take place at Marz Community Brewing (3630 South Iron Street) on July 20th from 12pm-4pm. The festival will celebrate craft beer from breweries across the country alongside artwork from each breweries’ respective artists.
“Imagine: every brewery needs an artist or designer, and most of them don’t have the budgets to keep someone on staff. They hire freelance artists,” said Kenny Gould, Founder of Hop Culture. “The result is widespread patronage of the arts. While the majority of people — non-beer fans included — could probably name a few good craft breweries, I imagine the same people would be hard pressed to name the brewery artists. And yet, many of those artists are integral parts of the brewery’s success.”
The magazine, which also hosts a weeklong women in craft beer festival, Beers With(out) Beards, which will return for its 2nd year to New York City in August, wanted to do something different in the Windy City, but didn’t know what. Then the team talked to Tom Piekarz, co-founder of Marz Community Brewing in Chicago. “Personally, I’d describe Marz as intensely creative,” said Gould. The brewery not only took the top spot in Hop Culture’s “Best Beer Label Design of 2018” list (along with Collective Arts and Lexington, Kentucky-born artist Jacob Ciocci), but they’re also supportive of the Chicago arts scene. Their taproom is a showcase of artists, and they publish the Mash Tun Journal, and run non-profit radio station.
Join Hop Culture for an afternoon celebrating craft beer and art. For tickets for the festival visit the Eventbrite website: https://juicybrews-artgallery....