May 21st 2014

Deus Ex Machina

@ Good Beer Hunting Studio

2557 W. North Ave

Opening Wednesday, May 21st, from 7 - 11

On view through Tuesday, May 27th

A collaborative homebrew + artist collaboration unlike any other.

Two teams, each with a visual artist and homebrewer, pair off to interpret the meaning of “Deus ex Machina” wtih translates to “god from the machine,” whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability or object. This theme plays into each beer, and each set of images from the artist in unique ways.

homebrewer Rob Brennan + artist Andrew R. Wright

The beer
Plot Device
Abbey Saison
OG: 1.064 (16°P) IBU: 29
7.1% abv

This hybrid beer style begins to form it’s identity with a pitch of Belgian Abbey yeast. Initial fermentation gravity is closely monitored, and a French Saison yeast is carefully introduced to dynamically divert fermentation from the beer’s original course into a unique style of it’s own.

The result is a light-bodied beer with a bready malt profile highlighted by warming, spicy phenols from the Abbey yeast, combined with a melon-fruit ester nose, and flavors of pepper and white grape from the French Saison yeast. A conservative dryhop addition of Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand accentuate tropical fruit and white grape notes, and it’s dry finish allows for exploration of additional citrus-forward, yeast-derived flavor.

The art
Block Prints on Paper

The nude, as a subject matter in art, has been around for as long as humans have been making marks. This series is a take on the classic subject matter as it pertains to the concept at hand: Deus Ex Machina.

homebrewer Dustin Wakeman + artist Kyle Louis Fletcher

The beer
OG: (1.046 Specific Gravity; 11.5 Plato) IBU: 22.5
4.7% abv

Our Kolsch offering is a clean, crisp, super sessionable lawnmower beer. Pale gold in color with slight grainy malt notes rounded by faint sweetness in the finish and barely detectable noble hop presence. Malts: German Pilsner, German Wheat, & Cologne Hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh. Yeast: Kolsch

The art
Focusing on the seasonal Deus Ex Machina that takes place in the midwest every year as winter fades to spring and life as we know it returns to the stage.

$15 gets you entry to the gallery event, a killer screenprinted poster, snacks, and good vibes. Sample homebrews for free!

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