Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
LUSH West Town
1412 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
The original gypsy brewer, Brian Strumke, popped in to LUSH West Town for an impromptu tasting of his Stillwater Artisanal Ales. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, this rockin’ beer dude makes beer all over the world. He has paired up with 12% Imports, headed by Brian Ewing, to form a most dynamic duo. Alas, no brewery. But, no problem. Following suit to Mikkeller ‘in’ Denmark, Stillwater beer is crafted on borrowed time with borrowed space in breweries far flung. It is about good beer. And good relationships. And beer.
We tasted American. English. And Belgian style brewing. Beautiful (and creepy) labels catch the eye. The rest happens in the bottle, in the glass, and with friends. It is all about collaboration. So, join LUSH and Mister Strumke for an epic evening of beer…swing by to check it out. More special, whimsical, gypsy ales jumping onto the shelves soon.
‘A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.’ -Sir William Dobell
‘The goal of Stillwater Artisanal is just that, living art. Although packaged within a medium often overlooked for its artistic merits, our desire is to offer something new and intriguing. We present more than just a fine crafted beverage, rather an occasion that evokes an emotion and inspires contemplation. For art is not a sum of actions but rather an approach to life. We draw our inspiration from the world around us, whether that be a season, location, or even humanity itself. Our intent is to encapsulate this muse exhibiting an artistic rendition to the best of our abilities.’ - http://stillwaterales.blogspot.com/p/stillwater-portfolio.html.