Two new craft beers inspired by The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, will debut at the Museum’s highly anticipated annual fundraising event, Los Vinos de Dalí, on March 29, 2020.
The beers, each created with a nod to the iconic Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, were developed by Motorworks Brewing of downtown Bradenton in collaboration with the Museum.
All sales proceeds will be donated to The Dalí to support the Museum’s mission of preserving Dalí’s legacy and serving as an active resource in the cultural life of the community.
Salvador’s Wit: A surreally purple witbier brewed with Spanish Tempranillo grapes. Inspired by Dalí, this brew is packed with personality and offers new perspectives on reality. The label features four designs, each highlighting one of the artist’s masterworks at the Museum. The labels come to life via an Augmented Reality (AR) feature available on The Dalí Museum App. Available in 16 ounce 4-pack cans only.
Rhinocerotic: A strikingly golden gose brewed with saffron. This on-the-nose ale is inspired by Dalí’s belief that the rhino horn is a symbol of absolute perfection. The label has one design, featuring a Dalí-inspired rhino. Available in 16 ounce 4-pack cans only.
Dalí was fascinated by spirals and the DNA molecule, and he considered the rhinoceros’ horn a perfect logarithmic spiral and a perfect form within nature. This was also the case with sunflowers—“in the intersection of the sunflower spirals there is evidently the perfect shape of the rhinoceros horn”. His painting Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina features a dialogue between God, the Son and multiple rhinoceros’ horns and Dalí believed the horn was a mystical, cosmic form and symbol of divine order and the creator.
“The rhinoceros is the only animal that carries an incredible amount of cosmic knowledge within its armor.” – Salvador Dalí
Artwork by: Eric Sahlsten
Following their exclusive debut at Los Vinos de Dalí on March 29, Salvador’s Wit and Rhinocerotic will be available for purchase at the Motorworks Tasting Room and the Museum’s Café Gala.
Los Vinos de Dalí:
The annual fundraiser is planned for Sunday, March 29, from 4-7 p.m. on the scenic St. Petersburg Waterfront between The Dalí Museum and the Mahaffey Theater.
Advance tickets are required. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit TheDali.org.
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