This week’s featured artist is Lily Therens. We came to learn of her through her work with Urban Roots Brewing in Downtown Sacramento, CA. A great and inspiring story of hard work and surrendering to one’s inner urban hippie despite battling against it for years. his story is another great example of your worst job impacting your drive and success for the positive and making you appreciate all that you have in life. The journey from Science to Murals is a beautiful one that I am glad to share with you this week.
This week’s featured artist is Laura Bramley. We came to learn of Laura’s work through Portland Maine’s own Definitive Brewing Company during a recent visit to Industrial Way back in March.
A feel good conversation about art, life and music. Learn about how she came to call Maine her home, ‘The Trunk’ and just being open to the universe. She is a positive force whose spirit helps brings the energy and creativity to life of her designs on and off the can(vas). It is fitting (and partly by design) that this week’s episode goes live while we are enjoying Vacationland in person as part of our annual trek.
We are also excited to share with you that Laura will be one of the featured artists for our ‘The Art of Craft Beer: HUBBUB’ taking place September 28th & 29th in Bridgton,ME. Check out TheArtofCraftBeer.com for more info.
This week’s featured artist is Joshua Parent. We recorded this episode live in 3D at Counter Weight Brewing Co. in Hamden, CT. Thanks to the CW crew for making the space for us to have a beer and chat at the brewery.
Learn how he balanced his corporate self and his personal work. Took time to dive into his process and style sheet he is bringing to CW drawn from his time spent working in consumer goods and packaging. A really honest and introspective look at his journey and story that will resonate with many of you. Josh has been an early supporter of the project whose work has transformed one of the hottest breweries in the Northeast to a new visual level. As a band grows it is essential to have someone with the excitement and love of their work like Josh does for them. It’s exciting to share that with you.
This week’s featured artist is Peter-John de Villiers. PJ is our first guest by way of Norway, which is as exciting and interesting as his story and adventures. We came to learn of his beautiful and intricate designs through the vivid and intense can designs he has done for Amundsen Brewing.
Take time to enjoy his story and travels which started in South Africa landed him locally to us in CT then NYC for his spaghetti years and now to Norway where he has found his home that is his truest self. Through the support and passion for design in his family enjoy a great example in hard work and dedication to self, family and one’s calling. An Analog artist in a digital world doing work that is important and meaningful to him.
I value the stories and experiences and the shared connections I have with my guests and usually end up feeling that I take more away from it than I give back in return. We connect with many wonderful people all around the world and usually share a snapshot of their happy place and success, but that moment is on the back of so many challenges and hard moments and choices for them. When you listen I hope that you are inspired to be true to yourself and follow your heart. I know that this is advice that I could benefit from taking and putting into action.
This week’s featured artist is Chris Edwards of Hoax Brewing. We first came to meet Chris at last year’s ‘THE Art of Craft Beer’ event at the Kehler Liddell Gallery where her and the amazing Brandy Thomas saved the day as our event bartenders helping to make it close to a perfect night. I have been following along his efforts and adventures since then and am excited to be able to share this interview with you.
Recorded live at the Beeracks in East Haven, CT this is a fun episode over beers where we learn not only about his work as the Creative Director and label guy for Hoax, but also his jack of all trades many hats wearing job as Sales Director and his grind which includes slinging drinks with our friends Three Sheets in New Haven. Learn how he slings the brews to new accounts and a little glimpse into the day in the life of an up and coming brewery with a small passionate team - see also Austin & Sean. Despite my lack of ink, I feel at home with this crew and the other brewers and breweries there. We have featured Mighty Few who work with Johnny and Armada Brewing, Nick Gamma of Hops & Branding (Happy Belated) who works with Hulls, Magge Gagliardi who works with Front Porch Brewing and we have nothing but love for Justin and Erector Brewing(TEASER - some cool shit will be going down with this crew).
This week's featured artist is Mainer extraordinaire Ryan Adams of Better Letter Hand Painted Signs. We came to learn of the can he did with Goodfire Brewing Co. and used that as a no brainer excuse to learn about his story and get him on the podcast. A great perspective on life, working hard and doing what you love.
A hard working passionate artist who shares his story and how being in the right place at the right time while being true to his love and calling has made for a booming career with a unique style that is vibrant and full of life. As a long time fan of graffiti artwork and murals having the opportunity to connect with Ryan was perfect. The ability to utilize typography, geometry and lively colors is part of his signature style that he uses to bring to life these local communities and businesses.
Our love for Maine is well documented and continues to grow as we count down the days to our return (for those scoring at home August 8th!!). It is because of the work of Ryan and so many others that the amount of time we spend in Vacationland each year continues to grow, because it is really unlike any place I have been in my life. Art, food, music and the obvious beer all wrapped around a common vision of community and support of each other. Listen to the amount of names and respect shown for so many others that takes place in this episode with ease.