Kristen England and BJ Haun started Pour Decisions Brewery a while back, and through perseverance, blood, sweat and whiskey they started serving their beers to the public late this Summer, and opened the brewery/taproom to the public on October 14th.

Sketch and drawing for Into The Maw | 2012

England is buddy from a good while back.  He’s a crazy nut.  So crazy that he asked me to do a mural at the brewery.  He’d pay for paint, give me 100% creative control and access, and bath me in beer.  How could I say no?  Chances to rock wall-size pieces, in a brewery, especially ones where you pick the subject matter don’t come around often..well shit, ever for most people I’m guessing.

This shit is gonna be acerbic dawg

So, I got to work.  I decided to go with the Water Wolf, old Esox Lucius, Northern Pike, Slimer, Hammer Handle, Snake, or just old Pike.  The “wolf” is one my favorite fish.  I’ve been running with him for my entire life.  Catching them on the fly can be epic, explosive and addictive.

A few hours of sketching, a couple days of painting…Into The Maw.

Into The Maw | 2012 | Pour Decisions Brewery | 14′ x 6′

Give me some Pubstitute.