If you’re a fan of craft beer and comics, this is the beer for you! Portland Brewing Company just announced their partnership with local legend Dark Horse Comics to bring S.M.A.S.H to life with a one-of-a-kind comic book cover. With the huge support that followed the inaugural launch of Portland Brewing’s S.M.A.S.H Pale Ale, it was only fitting for their summer seasonal to become the city’s newest superhero.
Artist Ron Randall is the creative mind that brought the sessionable pale ale to life. “This poster was a blast to draw – a cool beer on a warm summer day can indeed feel like an epic conquest,” noted Randall. “It was fun to embody that image in a classic, over-the-top, superheroic struggle against the evil force of Thirst.”
The illustration highlights S.M.A.S.H’s powerful combination of one hop and one malt by turning them into characters. Captain Simcoe Hop is pictured riding a bottle of SMASH Pale Ale across the Willamette River with Vienna Malt, his trusty sidekick. Their goal is to take down the evil villain, Summer Thirst.
Ron Randall will be signing the exclusive S.M.A.S.H posters at various locations throughout Portland this summer. Portland Brewing will also be giving away 50 limited-edition 64-oz growlers featuring the S.M.A.S.H comic cover between May and July. To enter the contest to win one, text SIMCOE to 55678!
Be on the lookout for special events featuring Portland Brewing and Dark Horse Comics this summer, including Portland Beer Week in June. S.M.A.S.H Pale Ale will be available now through August in six-packs and 22-oz bottles, as well as on draft on select locations.
ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 35
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