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Beekeeper's Inn event to mix brewing with art and music

COLLABORATION: Beekeeper's Inn and 1859 Brewing owner Mark Lockwood with Orange musician Dallas Webb. The brewery will launch a new beer next month, with a drawing of Webb [inset] by artist Mitch Bowie adorning the label. Photo: SAM BOLT
COLLABORATION: Beekeeper's Inn and 1859 Brewing owner Mark Lockwood with Orange musician Dallas Webb. The brewery will launch a new beer next month, with a drawing of Webb [inset] by artist Mitch Bowie adorning the label. Photo: SAM BOLT

A unique, multilayered event is set to occur at Beekeeper's Inn next month, combining music, art and brewing.

The venue's 1859 Brewing Co. has joined forces with Orange musician Dallas Webb and artist Mitch Bowie to launch a brand new extra pale ale [XPA].

Bowie's drawing of Webb will adorn the new beer, named the 1859 Beer'd XPA, and Webb will perform live at the venue on Sunday, February 14 as part of a launch event for the brew.

"We feel local artists and musicians need all the help they can get after COVID, so this event is a means to celebrate their output as well as the beer we produce," Beekeepers's Inn and 1859 Brewing Co. owner Mark Lockwood said.

"Mitch's drawing of Dallas will also appear on t-shirts, to be sold on the day alongside six packs of the new beer, which visitors can enjoy while listening to Dallas' music."

For Webb, who plays acoustic renditions of a host of popular songs [with 90s music his personal preference], the opportunity to pair his likeness with a beer label was difficult to pass up.

"I love drinking beer, and I've always wanted to be part of something to ensure my kids think I'm cool as I get older," he said.

"Mark's always championed a unique approach towards hospitality, and I feel events like these certainly have the ability to take off in the future."

Mr Lockwood said the venue would eventually like to host an art exhibition featuring Bowie's artwork, and hopes to maintain a regular live music roster.

"I see plenty of merit in pairing a beer with artists, and these paired events have the potential to broaden the venue's appeal," he said.

"These events bring different types of people together, and we want to promote Beekeeper's and the brewery as a venue for everyone."

The event will take place from 12pm to 4pm. Bookings are essential.

To book, contact the venue on 63687382. For more information, visit the Beekeeper's Inn Facebook page.

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