Ides 51: Radicle Hopfenweisse
The radicle is the first part of a seedling to emerge from the seed. And so our Radicle Hopfenweisse brings together an emerging artist and an emerging brewer, collaborating in celebration of the 59th annual Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. Started in 1961 by Murray and Maravelle Koffler, the TOAF has helped launch numerous careers. Notable artists such as Ken Danby, David Blackwood, Joanne Tod, Jennifer Stead and Harlan House exhibited here during early stages of their careers and, last year, Steven Restagno did the same, winning the Best of Student award.
Says Steven: “This is a homage to the humble peeper, a loud but elusive tree frog that has become the soundtrack to my spring excursions. The biggest and bravest of the colony leaps to plant a kiss on the foliage of a lily nymph.“
We hope you’ll agree that this Radicle Hopfenweisse is a work of art in its own right, and we thank our own artist, Brian O’Donnell, for this thoughtful and tasty composition.