Past event
March 9

Unreal by Thijs Zweers – Beer Launch & Art Party

Oedipus Brewing, Gedempt Hamerkanaal, Amsterdam, Nederland 18:00 - 24:00

Get ready for a night of Unreal entertainment!

We made a new beer with artist Thijs Zweers for our second collaboration with TORCH gallery.

For the beer ‘Unreal‘ Thijs made three different labels. Like his artworks, this ‘Unreal’ beer was created in another, wilder dimension. It’s a Golden Sour Ale, a blend of four beers. Two thirds of it is fermented in red and white wine barrels and brings depth, sourness and a touch of oaky vanilla notes to the beer. The remaining third is a mixture of our Vogelen and Offline, and provides the beer with some light refreshing hoppy notes.

During the launch there will be a small exhibition with drawings and projections, including a special site-specific work Thijs made especially for our brewery!

There will be a free tasting for which you can sign up at

Dinner will be special by The Beef Chief who’s serving ‘The Dark Arts’ for only €12. It’s a beef, buttermilk fried onions, cheddar cheese, sweet and smokey bbq sauce, pickles, lettuce, toasted black bun.

Bar open: 14:00
Start: 18:00
Launch & Cheers: 19:00 – 19:30
Special Tasting: 20:00
Music performance: 20:45 – 21:00
DJ: 21:00
The End: 24:00

Free Entry

Thijs Zweers mostly uses two materials, Siberian chalk and masking tape. With the tape he spares out lines on the canvas, and then he uses the darkest chalk to draw landscapes of densely overgrown and dimly lit jungles.

Thijs’ compositions stem from a fictional environment, a digital forest he created himself. After drawing, he removes the masking tape to reveal the white, naked canvas underneath, and the dynamic squiggly lines subtly disclose the existence of another, unreal dimension.

Also join us the next day March 10 for the opening of Thijs’ solo exhibition at TORCH gallery.

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