Q&A with Justin Bergo, 2021 Darkness Artist

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Darkness season looms. Before it arrives, we wanted to check in with Justin Bergo, our 2021 Darkness Artist. The Mankato-based illustrator’s design will be released to the world at large this Friday (October 1) before the beer’s release on Halloween. We asked him about his influences, his background, and where you can buy more of … Continued

We Have An Artist

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We have a Darkness Artist! After judging entries from dozens of highly qualified artists and illustrators, we’ve found a successor to 2020 Darkness Artist Barbara Guttman. Congratulations to Justin Bergo, our 2021 Darkness Artist!   Here’s a little more about him in his own words. “I’m Justin Bergo and I’m a freelance artist working out of … Continued

The 2021 Darkness Artist Search

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In the landmark case of Jacobellis v. Ohio, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart defined the difference between art and hardcore pornography as such: “I know it when I see it.” The search for Surly’s 2021 Featured Darkness Artist is underway. Who will it be? We’ll know it when we see it. (Your art, not hardcore … Continued

Introducing Barbara Guttman, Your 2020 Darkness Artist

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We’ve selected Surly’s 2020 Darkness Artist, and it is Minneapolis illustrator Barbara Guttman! We asked her for a brief bio to introduce herself to Surly Nation, and she obliged: “Barbara is a Minneapolis-based comic book artist, illustrator, and bone collector creating stories about monsters, witchery, and making the best of a bad decision.” Barbara’s work … Continued

2019 Darkness Variant Art

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We’ve already revealed the 2019 Darkness art, courtesy of Tim Chapman, our 2019 Featured Artist. It’s our privilege to share with you his art for our three Darkness variants. If you need a refresher on what those are: Double Stuffed Darkness–Rum Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout with Vanilla Beans and Cacao Molé Darkness–Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial … Continued

The 2019 Surly Darkness Artist Is…

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Tim Chapman! Tim comes to Surly from St. Paul via Sydney, Australia. You know, the traditional journey that everyone takes. He’s creating label art for our 2019 Darkness line–the OG, the barrel-aged, and any variants.  The art will be featured on bottles, posters, shirts, and at our annual Darkness Day celebration. It’s a full-fledged, paid … Continued

The 2019 Darkness Artist Search Begins…Now

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In the landmark case of Jacobellis v. Ohio, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart defined the difference between art and hardcore pornography as such: “I know it when I see it.” The search for Surly’s 2019 Featured Darkness Artist is underway. Who will it be? We’ll know it when we see it. (Your art, not hardcore … Continued

Darkness Day Art, Variants

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Roughly every Friday from now until Darkness Day Eve, we hope to share a little bit of news on the event, which you may have heard is taking place on Saturday, September 29 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI. For the inaugural post, we want to start off with a bang. Here, then, is the … Continued

Draw for Us

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Can you draw a turtle, pirate or beer-drinking mythological monster? Wanna stick it to everyone who said your art was a waste of time? We’re looking for this year’s Surly Featured Artist. We’re continuing our annual tradition of picking one artist to create label art for our 2018 projects. The art will be featured on … Continued