Producing a pint like no other courtesy of a creative collaboration between eminent artist Kurt Jackson and St Ives Brewery, the pair are proud to present the latest ale in the Cornish company’s captivating range – the Artist’s Pint.
The exclusive, limited edition ale is the result of multiple rounds of tasting at the artist’s St Just home, where the team eventually found their final brew – a 4.5% ABV deep amber ale offering a formidable fusion of rich hop flavours that spoils the senses not only with its utterly unique taste, but its ultra appealing look.
Featuring original artwork from the award-winning artist, the beer’s label was designed using one of Kurt’s distinctive contemporary paintings. ‘Evening Tide, Cape 2011’ is a stunning seascape capturing the spectacular light and intense skies of Cape Cornwall, making each bottle an unusual and coveted collector’s item to be treasured long after the smooth-tasting contents have been savoured.
While serving the South West’s ale-lovers in supreme style, the Artist’s Pint will also aim to raise money for Greenpeace’s ‘Be a Fisherman’s Friend’ project, which works to implement a common fisheries policy aimed at supporting sustainable fishing and ensuring clean, healthy oceans.
Now enjoying its second year of business, St. Ives Brewery has been busy impressing the industry and customers alike with its flagship session ale – ‘Boilers Golden Cornish Ale’ – an easy drinking, light and golden beer with a delightful hop aroma.
Owner Marco Amura says: “Working with an artist as renowned as Kurt has been fantastic. I have always admired his work since my days at Falmouth University where I studied Fine Art. I am delighted with the label and its impact on the shelf and on the bar. I hope we can raise awareness of ‘Be a Fisherman’s Friend’ and make some great beer that is remembered long after its limited availability.”
‘The Artist’s Pint’ will be available from the 19th of October on a first-come first-served basis in 9-gallon casks along with 500ml bottles. Bottles can be purchased online through www.stives-brewery.co.uk or LWC Jolly’s on 0845 345 1076, with casks being sold solely through LWC Jolly’s.