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We Need You: Name the New Passport to Paris Inspired Beer by Dillon Dam Brewery

Certain things just go together -- Oreos and milk, Sonny and Cher, art and beer. You heard me right: art and beer. If you are at all confused by that pairing, you may have missed last year’s DAM Gogh beer, which Dillon DAM Brewery concocted to celebrate the world exclusive Becoming Van Gogh exhibition at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), or perhaps your memory is foggy because you enjoyed the new brew a little too much.

Lucky for you, we’re at it again. The Dillon Dam Brewery is crafting a new beer, inspired by the DAM’s fall Passport to Paris trio of exhibitions. This beer, which brewmaster Cory Forster describes as “a ray of sunshine in a glass” is inspired by the light and art of France. The brew mixes elements of both lager and ale and according to Forster is “a bit of an experiment– just like the paintings of the French Impressionists.”

Here’s where you come in. What would you name this beer? Like us at facebook.com/denverartmuseum and throw out your best name for the art-inspired beer by Wednesday, October 9. Then you’ll be able to vote for your favorite beer name during the Great American Beer Festival, October 10 through October 13, on the DAM Facebook page. If your name is chosen, in addition to bragging rights, you will win a prize package with goodies from both the DAM and the Dillon Dam Brewery. The winner will be announced on October 30, 2013. No purchase is necessary. On October 30, the newly named beer will be tapped at Dillon Dam Brewery and the Rackhouse Pub in Denver.

Image credit: Pierre Auguste Renoir, Banks of the Seine, about 1882. Oil on canvas; 16-7/8 x 21-5/8 in. Lent by Frederic C. Hamilton.

 

Hope Grandon is the communication and media relations coordinator at the Denver Art Museum. A Chicago transplant, Hope has been at the DAM since 2012. Her favorite exhibition to date was Becoming Van Gogh. In fact, she kicked off her 23rd birthday working in the Becoming Van Gogh galleries at 3 am during extended hours for the exhibition’s final weekend.