Colorado Brewery Plans Beer in Honor of Denver Museum’s Van Gogh Show

Members of the public have been asked to suggest names

Beer. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Cory Forster, the brewmaster for the Dillon Dam Brewery, of Dillon, Colo., is really excited about the Denver Art Museum’s upcoming “Becoming Van Gogh” exhibition. In honor of the show, which opens Oct. 21, and the work that van Gogh completed in France, Mr. Forster is brewing a French farmhouse ale—une bière de garde.

“It’s going to be one of those dangerous, palette cleansing, super drinkable, 7.5 percent-type snifters of beer,” Mr. Forster explains in a promotional video for the beer. Sounds delicious. The full video follows.

But there’s even more exciting news: the Denver Art Museum is hosting a contest on its Facebook page right now to name the beer. The person responsible for the winning name receives two tickets to the show, which includes works from some 60 public and private collections, and a $100 gift certificate to the brewery. And a van Gogh T-shirt.

What does a van Gogh–inspired beer taste like? Mr. Forster:

It will be a golden to slight-copper color, very light, but with a sweet, complex carmel malt background balancing out a touch of wood barrel and maybe a hint of apple and a bit of spice.