Brooklyn Brewery is proud to welcome the newest installment in their collaboration with New York Comic Con: Defender IPA.
Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver is a huge fan of classical comics, even maintaining a collection of near-mint condition comic books from his youth to today. He made sure that the Defender was full of bright, sharp flavors and just a bit of funk to capture the fun and energy of comics and comic fans alike. This year is the first time that the beer will be available to drinkers outside New York -- so join us as we welcome this defender of beer to Chicago.
A $10 ticket grants you entry, three beer tickets, live comic book portraits from Chicago artist Kat Janda, and a raffle for some killer signed artwork from Defender artist, Khary Randolph, a Brooklyn Brewery Snapback cap and a set of Defender pint glasses.
Each guest will receive a raffle ticket to enter to win a set of Brooklyn Defender Pint Glasses, a signed Brooklyn Brewery snapback and a signed print from Khary Randolph!
The Defender is constantly vigilant, standing guard over all those who dare to create, to dream, and to drink great beer. Defender IPA is a bright, juicy, West Coast-style IPA takes on a reddish twist from a dash of roasted malt. Bold, fruity, hop bitterness and an intensely resinous nose lead the way into a dry finish that blazes the trail for your next sip.
Defender IPA has been a part of New York Comic Con for four years. Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver is a huge fan of classical comics, even maintaining a collection of near-mint condition comic books from his youth to today. He made sure that the Defender was full of bright, sharp flavors and just a bit of funk to capture the fun and energy of comics and comic fans alike. This year is the first time that the beer will be available to drinkers across the country, and everyone is excited to be bringing the Defender to new locales.
Khary Randolph was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to New York in 1996 to attend the School of Visual Arts and graduated in 2000 with a BFA in Cartooning and Illustration. Since then, he has worked for a number of clients in the animation, advertising, and comic book industries and left his mark on many properties, including Spider-Man, X-Men, Hellboy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Boondocks, and Teen Titans.
Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery is focused on showing work by both established and emerging artists in the fields modern pop, illustration art and character/toy design. The gallery lives in a vintage flatiron building in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood with beautiful 14 foot ceilings and a spacious exhibit space. Over the years they have exhibited works by an impressive list of artists ranging from local Chicago artists to nationally and internationally known creators including (but certainly not limited to) Frank Kozik, Amanda Visell, Scott Listfield, Jeremiah Ketner, Ken Keirns, Coarse, Tado and well, a whole lot more.