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Happy Saint Patty’s DAY: DAILY DESIGN CHALLENGE

Todays word was EIRE, thanks to the folk at Dictionary.com

So I spent all day thinking up a concept for this word, and let me tell ya this one was a doozy.

So I found out that EIRE means:the Irish name of Ireland. 

And with the current holiday (many of us went out drinking to celebrate) I figured making a Irish Brew Pub Logo would fit this word to a “T”.

I threw in some iconic Irish symbols and wham, bam, here is the final concept!

EIRE-ABBEY

 

Let me know what you think! Im always looking to improve these designs as I am currently interning for a marketing/design company!

Fell free to join in the fun! Post and Share your designs!

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Beer and Giant Jenga!?

Giant Jenga is a very deadly sport, huge bricks hurtling at people’s heads becomes s full contact sport….

Especially when liquor is involved! 1up bar is a working arcade with a full bar located in downtown Denver, and it is constantly packed.

They have all the great classics, from pong to pac man, and even skeeball. What better way to see who will be buying the next round based on the final skeeball score.

This place is a blast from the past, and if you can get to the giant Jenga tables, beware the splinters!

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Golden Bubbles

Old kettle

Coors has become a household name to many beer drinkers. Every football season, thousands of people are inundated with eye catching commercials. For many grabbing a cold one means, reaching in the fridge and pulling out a frosty Coors-light. The Silver Bullet is generally the first thing that pops into peoples heads when they hear the name Coors. Though many people associate Coors as a simply beer (mainly for barbeque’s, parties, and get-together’s) this is not entirely the case.

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Coors has done an exceptional job in reaching across the nation, helping share some of Colorado’s crisp clean atmosphere. Now I know what many may be thinking (Coors cannot be compared to craft beer! That’s ludicrous, large production doesn’t generate unique flavors like micro-brewing does) , but that’s where living in state changes those facts. The Micro-brew scene has exploded in Colorado, thanks to many successful micro-brewers (New Belgium, Left-hand, Odells, and many others) has driven the creative front of small batch brewing.

Copper Madness 

Coors has felt the pressure of these smaller competitors and developed some tasty beers themselves. Blue Moon has become their forefront craft (Belgium Ale) style beer. With its creamy orange undertones, and its smooth light finish, the Coors Blue Moon has become successful in state and nation wide.

Frothy Friends

Though there beers have become more flavorful, the tour however is tasteless and bland. For the majority of the tour, you are forced down dimly lite pale corridors, informed only by a cheesy commentator via a plastic handled phone. Much of the brewing process is hidden behind doors, and is shown by pre-recorded video demonstrations. Towards the end of the trek, you are greeted by long lines in order to taste some of Coors finest selections. It definitely feels cold, and uninviting, lacking that warm cheery atmosphere of a local pub or hometown bar.

Lion Crest

Coors Brewery is a huge facility that produces large quantities of beer to quench the thirst of many a man or woman cross the country. Coors seems to be catching onto the growing movement of micro-brewing (rumor has it that a small batch of micro brewed beers will be hitting local Colorado bars and stores this spring/summer) and returning to its ancient roots. Beer should always be about the experience surrounding the consumption. A good beer not only tastes great, but evokes memories of happy times, and should always be shared with family and friends. Larger breweries such as Coors steer away from the art/craftsmanship of brewing. These breweries lose an essential ingredient to beer making, the lasting relationship between the Crafter and the Consumer.

Beer Fans of All Nations, Welcome!!!!

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Coming soon, I will be traveling around the beer filled state of Colorado once a month, to check out a local brewery.

Colorado holds some of the Nations best and largest micro-breweries; New Belgium, Left-Hand, and Odell just to name a few.

Some may be larger more well known brewery’s, while others will be unknown gems to many. So come join me in my hunt for some of Colorado’s hidden gold mines, as we journey cross the old west in search of hidden treasures.

First Stop: Coors Brewery, Golden Colorado

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