Event: Collective Arts WNY Launch Party at Brewed & Bottled – April 2017 (#BnB17)

Collective Arts Tap Takeover & Pop-Up Art Vendors at Brewed & Bottled

Beer God’s Event Notes

Sometimes I’m a little sheltered when it comes to knowing beer.  Collective Arts Brewing was one of these breweries.  Sure, they’re Canadian, but I live less than 10 minutes from the Canadian Border (no joke, I had to turn roaming completely off on my phone because I would lay in bed and bounce off of a Canadian tower and my phone would say “Welcome to Canada”).

Collective Arts are doing something unique and different, they are really combining art and brewing (as the poster says).  They are releasing limited edition cans with limited artwork on them done by different artists.  The idea is brilliant.  Brewing is an art and combining the art of brewing with digital and print art is perfect in my opinion.

Another thing that Collective Arts is doing is partnering with local bottle shops and bars to do Art + Brewing “pop up” events like the one I attended at Brewed & Bottled.  This was something I’ve never seen before outside of a brewery and it seemed to go over really well in Lewiston where Brewed & Bottled resides.

Local vendors brought their wares to sell and show off and there was even “live art” going on from a local metal worker.

Almost everything that was for sale was related to beer in some way.  From metal signs to actual hop plants you could take home and plant — the entire pop-up scene was something different and enjoyable.

They had three beers on tap for the takeover along with 4 cans (with at least 1 or 2 crossovers that were available as both cans and draft).

I tried all three beers on tap and the one that stood out the most to me was Ransack the Universe.  I was so busy chatting with friends and enjoying all of the vendors that I didn’t really take any notes on each beer.  Thankfully I have all 4 cans that Chris had for sale that I’ll review at a later date.