When enjoying beer, it’s easy to forget about the more aesthetic side of the craft beer experience: the coaster. Kind of like the album art to the beer’s music, we often fail to notice the work that goes into the design of those coasters as we enjoy our beer. Thanks to a new contest brought to us by the good people at Experience Grand Rapids, SpringHill Suites North, plus a slew of local GR breweries and bars, that might change.
Beer City Coaster Contest has been actively accepting submissions for a while now and they’ve narrowed the entrants down to a list of 10 finalists. The final winner will be selected by public vote (feel free to cast your ballot here) and will receive the grand prize: the full-scale production of their coaster design and distribution to the participating breweries and bars for use during this year’s ArtPrize festival from Sept. 24 until Oct. 12. Don’t worry - the runner-up will get some stuff for their troubles, too.
The voting is open from now until July 8, and the winning design will be announced July 9 at a private ArtNight event at the SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids North. We look forward to finding out who wins and eagerly await the opportunity to rest our glasses on the favorite.