Filed under “cool things being done with beer” – Last night at the Rackhouse a keg of DAM Gogh de Gard was tapped for those who truly appreciate the creative and subjective agility that exists between the worlds of art and brewing. The Rackhouse is one of two places (the other being the Dillon Dam Brewery) one can sample the DAM Gogh de Gard.
So what makes this beer so special?
DAM Gogh was created as a collaborative effort between Dillon Dam Brewery and the Denver Art Museum to celebrate the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh while promoting the Museum’s exclusive exhibit: Becoming Van Gogh. This Belgian farmhouse draws inspiration from the type of beer likely consumed by the subjects of 1890s France who were featured in many of his paintings – the working class souls of farmers, laborers and homemakers.
The name of the beer – DAM Gogh – was selected by fans of the museum and Dillon Dam Brewery in a Facebook contest. Ideally, the beer will be available for fans to taste at the Rackhouse and Dillon Dam taproom until the exhibit closes on January 20th, 2013. However, since supply is likely to be limited I would suggest hitting one of these taps long before then.