On Friday, October 26 DC Brau will kick off the first edition of its DC Artist Series with a run of labels designed by local graffiti artist Kelly Towles. The series celebrates DC's vibrant art scene by selecting one local artist each year to design original labels for each of brewery's three flagship beers—the Public Pale Ale, Corruption IPA and Citizen Belgian-Style Ale.
"We are so happy to be able to show our affection for the incredibly talented artist community here in the nation's capital," said DC Brau CEO Brandon Skall. "Towles is a rad way to start."
Kushi restaurant will host the release party, which begins at 5:30 and will last until 8pm, with discounted DC Brau beers and deals on sushi. The specialty bottles and other artwork by Towles—including a time-lapse of his recent mural at DC Brau's Northeast facility—will be on display at the party. It will also be the first chance for the public to purchase one of the collector bottles, and t-shirts designed for the event.
As a limited-release series, only 500 22oz bomber-style bottles of each beer will be available. The DC Artist Series will be distributed DC- and Virginia-wide beginning October 29th.