Hamilton’s Collective Brewing introduces their Pride series of “Life in the Clouds” cans
For Pride month Collective Arts Brewing are celebrating the talents and perspectives of LGBTQ+ artists with a limited edition run of Life in the Clouds, a DDH IPA (Double Dry-Hoppe, India Pale Ale). The brewers have brought forward the Simcoe and Mosaic hops and malt balance, to optimize this juicy IPA’s pleasantly fruit forward (think citrus and melon) taste and aroma. In keeping with the nouveau NEIPA INew England IPA) tradition, Life in the Clouds is an unfiltered beer, neither overly-sweet nor bitter.
Celebrate the talents and perspectives of LGBTQ+ artists with a limited-edition run of Life in the Clouds. These cans feature the artwork of four artists from the global Queer community: Wednesday Holmes, Lisa Rose, Patricia Shim, and Tim Singleton. The series was carefully curated by Queer artist power couple Wee Moody Judy and Sarah Maxwell.
So while Pride maybe different this year, there’s no excuse we still can’t crack a cold one at home, pour it in a glass, take a whiff, hold it up to the light, and take a sip! We must also take a moment to remember Pride’s riotous roots, and thank those Black and trans folks who helped start the movement. Pride would not be where it is today without Black leaders like Marsha P. Johnson and Stormé DeLarverie. Let’s all recognize and celebrate their contributions to this diverse community.
Proceeds from the sale of the Pride cans will be donated to Toronto based Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQ+ individuals facing possible persecution around the world find a path to safety.Donations will be made via community initiative More. See below for artist profiles and designs.
WEDNESDAY HOLMES, LONDON, UK
Wednesday is a London based artist, designer and community organizer with Voices 4 London where they are a member of the board of trustees.
Their main art project is based on Instagram, where Wednesday shares artworks about and for queer people to a global audience. Wednesday’s work seeks to provide education, empathy and kindness. Their art covers a range of topics such as TGNCI advocacy, mental health, recovery and unity. Alongside this Wednesday makes pro bono artworks for queer community organizing around the world.
LISA ROSE, BRISTOL, UK
Lisa Rose in an Italian-British illustrator based in Bristol, UK. Her work is inspired by female and queer experiences, bodies, sexuality, and empowerment. She focuses on creating more realistic images of people, especially womxn and marginalised genders, reclaiming them from the limits of mainstream media. This presents itself through colourful, vibrant artwork with strong feminist and body positive ethics, with references to classical art, pop culture, and vintage photography.
PATRICIA SHIM, LISBON, PORTUGAL
Patricia Shim is a tattoo artist and freelance illustrator. Growing up she wanted to be a children’s book illustrator but erotism got the best of her.
TIM SINGLETON, TORONTO, ON, CANADA
Tim Singleton is a designer, illustrator, and overall good time, living in Toronto, Canada. His work is heavily influenced by Drag culture and the underground clubs of the 1970s, ’80s and 90s. ⠀
Collective Arts Brewing has also partnered with Tim on limited-edition tees with proceeds also going to the Rainbow Railroad.
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