Durham, NC—All About Beer Magazine and Artsplosure are pleased to name Noelle Rousseau, a Raleigh-based artist, as the winner of the second annual World Beer Festival-Raleigh poster contest. To showcase The Art of Beer at World Beer Festival-Raleigh, the contest sought creative art submissions that reflect the art and culture of beer for use in the promotion of the festival, which will be held on April 14, 2012, in Moore Square from noon to 4:00 p.m and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at http://allaboutbeer.com/wbf. Rousseau's winning entry will be featured on the official poster, t-shirts and other marketing materials for World Beer Festival-Raleigh.
The winning poster design will be unveiled at a celebration and press conference at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at noon. Please call Flying Saucer at 919-821-7401 for reservations.
"The poster designs that we received were all excellent representations of the culture of beer. We felt that Rousseau's artistic depiction truly captured the essential experience of a life enriched by beer," said Daniel Bradford, Publisher and Editor of All About Beer Magazine.
To further develop this essential experience and The Art of Beer, World Beer Festival-Raleigh will feature an educational village where attendees can participate in seminars about off-flavors, experience chocolate and beer pairings, smell different varieties of hops, sample cask ale and more.
"A love of beer goes beyond tasting it," said Win Bassett, Education Coordinator for All About Beer Magazine. "Experiencing beer alongside complementary and contrasting foods and discovering the integral roles of individual ingredients will introduce a new level of appreciation for this wonderful craft."
Serving for the third consecutive year as the charity beneficiary of World Beer Festival-Raleigh, Artsplosure held the poster contest and will receive a portion of the proceeds from the festival. The money donated by All About Beer Magazine to Artsplosure will help fund the organization's signature spring arts festival.
"We are delighted to partner with All About Beer Magazine for its World Beer Festival-Raleigh for another year, and we were extremely pleased with all of the entries to the poster contest," said Michael Lowder, Executive Director of Artsplosure.
All About Beer Magazine’s World Beer Festival-Raleigh is sponsored by Ray Price Harley-Davidson, Etix, Tasty Beverage Co., Triangle Transit, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Independent Weekly, Radio 96.1 and The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium.
Artsplosure is the non-profit presenter of Artsplosure-The Raleigh Arts Festival and other arts-based festivals in downtown Raleigh. Artsplosure’s mission is to produce high quality annual festivals that celebrate excellence in the performing and visual arts; to promote and bring recognition to national, regional and local artists; and to bring artists and the larger community together to improve the quality of life and cultural environment. For more information, visit http://www.artsplosure.org.
About World Beer FestivalAll About Beer Magazine has presented over twenty-six World Beer Festivals in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia since 1996. The mission of the World Beer Festivals is to educate the public in beer appreciation and beer quality and to build the local beer community. World Beer Festivals are among the premier beer events in the country, acclaimed by Forbes.com, USA Today and Wired Magazine. World Beer Festival-Raleigh will be held in Moore Square on Saturday, April 14, 2012. For more information, visit http://allaboutbeer.com/wbf.
About All About Beer Magazine
Now in its 33rd year, All About Beer Magazine has been the essential source for the evolving beer culture. Winner of numerous awards and recognitions, All About Beer Magazine publishes the best on beer—-its history and culture, beer travel, entertaining, brewing and collecting—-six times a year with one additional bonus issue annually. The magazine promotes the positive attributes of the growing beer culture by hosting the World Beer Festivals where guests have the opportunity to taste samples from a wide range of beers and to discuss the beer with brewers and knowledgeable servers. For more information, please visit http://www.allaboutbeer.com.