There’s an art to brewing beer, and then there’s art inspired by beer. The duo behind the award-winning Swedish brewery Omnipollo are blending the two beautifully. Launched in 2011 by Henok Fentie and Karl Grandin, Omnipollo is attempting to change the perception of beer one bottle at a time. The self-title nomadic brewery produces beer inspired by their travels, with a unique story behind each brew and bottles featuring original artwork by Grandin.
“Over the years I have gone down to Ethiopia many times, partly to seek my roots but also to experience the wild nature that this incredible country has to offer. A memory that is particularly vivid to me was a time when I – in the middle of the dry savannah landscape – suddenly stumble into a patch of palm tree jungle within which an oasis was hidden,” Fentie says on the Omnipollo website about the inspiration behind one of their beers.
The end result is their Fatamorgana brew, which is a “rustic, alluringly cloudy and crisp” double IPA featuring a psychedelic sunset as its bottle art.
Omnipollo isn’t just a collaborative effort between Fentie and Grandin. The two have teamed up with an array of international breweries to create their many varieties of beer. Their Russian Roulette brew came from a collaboration between Omnipollo and the folks at Evil Twin Brewing after meeting in Copenhagen. They created two beers, an IPA and a black IPA, and packaged them in matching bottles. You don’t know which of the two IPAs you’ve selected until you’ve popped the cap and tasted it.
Last year Fentie and Grandin added to their artistic-beer venture with the release of Brygg öl, a book on home brewing. Its pages are full of photography by Carl Kleiner and Gustav Karlsson Frost, along with Grandin’s artwork. The book is the perfect companion to the inspired brewery’s online shop, which features prints and T-shirts as well.
Via: Design Taxi