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London Fields Brewery set for exhibition of craft beer label artworks

PUBLISHED: 11:57 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:09 13 November 2018

Earl Barrett-Holloway - the artist behind this Kings County Brewers Collective label - will feature at the exhibition. Picture: London Fields Brewery.

Earl Barrett-Holloway - the artist behind this Kings County Brewers Collective label - will feature at the exhibition. Picture: London Fields Brewery.

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On Thursday November 15, London Fields Brewery bring together two of our favourite things in glorious harmony: beer and art.

Another featured artist at ABV is Tida Bradshaw, whose work for Affinity Brew Co is pictured here. Picture: London Fields Brewery.Another featured artist at ABV is Tida Bradshaw, whose work for Affinity Brew Co is pictured here. Picture: London Fields Brewery.

Their Artistic Beer Visuals event is an exhibition of craft beer labels, where 18 artists and breweries from around the world will gather to show their work, share their ideas and – of course – enjoy a couple of cold beers along the way.

Artistic Beer Visuals is a collaboration with Margate-based Kill Me Now Gallery, which was recently opened by the Brewery’s in-house artist Luke McLean.

“We love art at London Fields Brewery – our offices are full of DIY fanzines, independent comics, nonsense stickers and inspiring posters,” explains Brand Ambassador Gabriele Bertucci.

“We’ve always been inspired and amazed by the collaboration between beer and different types of art. If you want to experience how design is driving the beer world you just have to go to a pub, a taproom or better a bottle-shop in London.”

Michael Van Hall - the man behind artworks for Stillwater Artisanal - is also involved. Picture: London Fields Brewery.Michael Van Hall - the man behind artworks for Stillwater Artisanal - is also involved. Picture: London Fields Brewery.

Thursday’s event is free to enter and starts from 5pm. It will feature three or four prints from the likes of Joe Wilson – who maps out the artwork for San Francisco-based 21st Amendment – Kasper Ledet (To Øl), Earl Barrett-Holloway (Kings County Brewers Collective) and Nanna Guldbæk (Lervig). Visitors can purchase exclusive beer art pieces and talk to the artists about their work.

“We have a close relationship with all of the breweries involved and artists chosen for the ABV event and have always loved their work,” adds Bertucci.

“The line-up has been chosen because they are at the forefront of the art and beer industry at the moment, they are all attempting to do something different.

“It’s a reflection of the counter-culture leanings beer brewers have always had, they are taking beer and changing it into something totally new and unexpected.”

All this talk of beer from breweries around the globe is going to be thirsty work. London Fields Brewery will be serving up drinks of their own as well as Brooklyn Brewery and London Göse Dark: a “special black tart beer”.

Bertucci says each artist has been invited to bring their own memorabilia to giveaway on the night, including rare stickers, coasters and other beer-based goodies.

“The recent can renaissance has provided a new possibility for all sorts of eye-catching designs.

“Instead of working within the confines of a label, the artists have an entire 360-degree canvas to tell each beer’s story.”

ABV at London Fields Brewery, 369-370 Hemsley Place, E8 3SB; is on Thursday November 15 between 5pm and 10pm. Tickets are free. Check out the Facebook event page here.

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