Tomorrow we will be releasing two new Saisons: Off The Beaten Path 1 & Off The Beaten Path 2. Both will be available at the Taproom and at the Public House starting at 11am. . Off the Beaten Path 1 was inspired by the classic Saisons that exude balance, grace, and innocence. Fermented with traditional Saison yeast strains in stainless steel and bottled conditioned with our proprietary mixed Saison culture. OTBP 1 dances on the palate with light nuances of pome fruit, peppercorns, herbaceous undertones, and straw. 5.5%ABV . Off the Beaten Path 2 was inspired by the resurgence of heirloom grains being harvested and malted. Riverbend Malt House out of North Carolina did just this with the rye varietal, Wrens Arbuzzi. Fermented in stainless steel and bottled conditioned with our proprietary mixed Saison culture. OTBP 2 showcases a bright tart character paired with notes of peppercorns, herbaceous spiciness, and fresh lemon zest. 5.5%ABV . #saison #offthebeatenpath #jackieosbrewery #athensohbeer
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Jim: Walking through Seaman's grocery store, this Shade Winery bottle featuring Sandy's artwork caught my eye. While posted on this blog previously, I couldn't resist another look at this label artwork.
Pinned to a board in Jim's office is a poster with Sandy's artwork on it --above-- which was used in the winter to promote an OU event in March 2015. Jim asked Sandy about it.
Bob Stewart, a professor in OU's Scripps College of Communication, approached me about doing this poster. Pretty straight ahead job, but (dreaded reality for a freelance artist working for an institution), the rough would have to be run by the COMMITTEE.
The original idea given to me was to represent the spirit of the symposium with one superhero type of character in a three panel strip. No prob, I thought and got to it. Well, by the time the rough was shown to the COMMITTEE, the idea had been changed to representing the symposium's guest with three superhero type characters in one illustration. So out the window went the strip which had come so easily.
So it goes. It was actually a good gig, Bob being a very nice fellow and a pleasure to work with on the project.
Artwork connected to this project is here:
Plunkett-fan Jim Harris interviewing Sandy about past and present projects.