Dillon Dam Brewery Collaborates
with the Denver Art Museum (DAM)
We are pleased to partner with the Denver Art Museum (DAM), to produce a Bier de Garde in celebration of the World Exclusive, Becoming Van Gogh Exhibit. Open October 21 to January 20, the show features 70 works from 60 collections. It is called a once-in-a-lifetime event. Not only is Becoming Van Gogh a worldwide exclusive, it’s the first-ever exhibition of Van Gogh’s work in the Rocky Mountain region.
Discount Coupons for the Becoming Van Gogh Exhibit are available at the Dam Brewery.
About The Beer
The Bier de Garde is a French farmhouse style ale similar to a Belgian Saisson. The people of the 1890s would know this beer well. Brewmaster Cory Forster chose it because Van Gogh painted many average people, he painted most of his works in France, he was considered an avant-garde artist and the Bier de Garde is easy drinking and pairs with most any food. Watch Cory describe the beer in the video clip below on this page.
Van Gogh Beer To Be Named By Fans
The Votes are in and the name of the beer will be announced on October 30. Winner receives 2 tickets to the Van Gogh show, a $100 Dam Brewery certificate and a Dam Van Gogh T-Shirt.
Tapping The Beer
The Van Gogh Brew goes on tap November 2 at the Dam Brewery and at The Rackhouse Pub in Denver on October 30. We hope to offer it at both locations for the run of the Becoming Van Gogh exhibit through January 20, 2013.
Short Video About the Van Gogh Brew
Van Gogh The Artist vs Van Gogh The Legend
From The Denver Art Museum’s Website
“An in-depth exploration of Vincent van Gogh’s unconventional path to becoming one of the world’s most recognizable artists, Becoming Van Gogh examines critical steps in his artistic evolution.”
“Through more than 70 works by Van Gogh and close to 30 works by other artists he responded to, Becoming Van Gogh takes a completely new look at the artist’s largely self-taught stylistic development.”
“His life journey took many turns before he eventually settled on becoming an artist. This exhibition’s insightful narrative strips away the myth surrounding the man and reveals the artist as a thoughtful, rational, and methodical individual who produced a staggering amount of art in a relatively short, 10-year period of time.”
“Van Gogh turned all of his creative energies towards mastering the tools that would enable him to render the visual world as he saw it. He did so by learning as much as he could about the formal elements of art, color theory, painting techniques, compositional methods, and more. Perhaps surprising, he taught himself to draw while taking advantage of a do-it-yourself drawing course which offered the novice images to copy in an effort to learn how to draw. Van Gogh copied one such manual three times in a little under nine months to hone in on the technique.”