Being a community-owned brewery, we try to engage with the community as best we can. This includes working with local artists, one of those being Dirk Anderson. Dirk hand casts each of our tap handles using a technique called sand casting. This method involves creating sand molds that are filled with molten aluminum. Once the aluminum has cooled, Dirk and his son break open the molds and add finishing to the tap handles. We then use the tap handles here in the brewery and at our accounts throughout Boise and beyond!
Coincidentally, this month the artist for our Community Supported Beer is… Dirk Anderson! Dirk has a metalworking studio up in Idaho City with his son, Dirk Jr. He specializes in metal and watercolor, often using animals and landscapes as inspiration. His handles are already a work of art, and we’re excited to showcase his other artistic endeavors this month in the mezzanine! He’ll be displaying the original painting for the NonDenominationAle as well as several of his other pieces in our mini gallery. Come check it out!
Thanks for all your hard work, Cheers to you Dirk!
PS. If you are interested in joining the Community Supported Beer program, memberships are now open! For just $100 for the year you will receive 12 specialty growler fills, including access to our monthly “CSB” beers like the NonDenominationAle! Interested? Learn more here!