Monday’s ad is the companion to yesterday’s Beer In Art post, Gil Elvgren’s Shiner Texas Special. After Elvgren finished the artwork, Shiner marketing applied the text and logo in upper righthand corner. The result, I think, is a pretty great looking ad.
Today’s work of art is by the American pin-up artist Gil Elvgren known for his glamour illustrations and cheesecake paintings, though he also worked in advertising throughout his forty-year career. In 1953, he did this painting for the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. It was originally founded in 1909, today it’s owned by the Gambrinus [...]
Today in 1845, Texas became the 28th state. Texas Texas Breweries (512) Brewing Company 8th Wonder Brewery Abilene Brewing Adelbert’s Brewery Anheuser-Busch InBev Armadillo Ale Works Ass Kisser Ales Atomic Moss Brewing Austin Beerworks Ballyhoo Brewing The Barber Shop BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery: Webster Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery Blue Star Brewing Brigadoon Brewery [...]
You may recall that in late October Jester King Sued Texas Over Antiquated Beer Regulations. I just got a press release from Jester King Craft Brewery that the judge in the case has ruled in their favor on their first amendment claims, though he did reject their claims under the Equal Protection Clause and the [...]
The Jester King Craft Brewery in Austin, Texas, is my new hero, but then I’m a fan of their Don Quixote kind of crazy. The windmill they’re currently tilting at is the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). Like most states, and the Federal government, most of the laws regarding alcohol were written in the months [...]