Press Release: Middle Brow Beer Co. Continues Their Brut-iful Beer Can Designs

October 15, 2018 By mdrake

Middle Brow Beer Company and Arts of Life are back at it again, collaborating on productions of two new Brut IPA lines. A simple Motueka Brut and a beauty Brett Brut are the two India Pale Ales being introduced to the Middle Brow Beer Company menu this October. These hoppy, slightly bitter beers will accompany the Art Brut, which made its debut to Middle Brow’s menu in August of 2018. With both organizations being supporters of outsider art in the Chicagoland area, Arts of Life and Middle Brow Beer Company decided to partner together back in August, and again this Fall to continue promoting outsider art.

The artwork that adorns the bottles and cans for the Motueka and Brett Brut’s was created by Arts of Life artist Amanda Gantner. She was the label artist for the first collaboration beer, the Art Brut, and continued her creativity onto the two newest libations in the Middle Brow Beer Company and Arts of Life collaboration line.

These flavor bursting beverages are available all over Chicago in both bottles and cans, with locations including Beermiscuous, Gentile’s, Larry’s, Malloy’s, Maria’s, Ovie, Vas Foremost, Warehouse Liqours, Whole Foods Depaul, Beer on the Wall, Bitter Pops, Capone’s, Beer Temple, and Sleeping Village.

Middle Brow Beer Company was founded in November of 2011, and to this day follows their founding idea that good beer might be used to do good deeds. They support and promote local Chicago communities, and 50% of their profits are donated to various organizations around Chicago who are working towards improving their communities. This winter, they’ll be opening a brewpub in Logan Square to continue on with their mission.

Opened in 2000, Arts of Life was the first program in Chicago to provide meaningful vocational opportunities in the arts for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The studio serves as both an alternative day program and creative epicenter for its artists. A second location was opened in Glenview in 2010 at the request of North Shore parents seeking similar revolutionary programming for their children. Funded partly by the Department of Human Services, Arts of Life is proudly supported by The Coleman Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Illinois Arts Council, and depends on fundraising efforts to sustain its program.