Our Boreal Double IPA bottles have a wonderful drawing of a Boreal Owl on them. Whoo drew that magnificent owl? Our resident artist and beertender, Cynthi Burton, that’s whoo. You can read more about Cynthi below but first read about what is happening on Saturday, March 4th at Voyageur Brewing Company in Grand Marais, MN.
Hunter and Beep from Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center will be visiting us from 1:30pm-3pm. Hunter is a great horned owl and Beep is a saw-whet owl and they will accompany Wildlife Director Erin Waldorf. She’ll present information about owls and will have owl artifacts and pellets on hand. It’s an awesome opportunity to get an up close and personal view of some amazing creatures.
We love Cynthi’s owl design so much we thought we should have a coloring contest. Cynthi adapted the artwork so we can all enjoy creating our own unique boreal owl. Feel free to bring in your own pens, colors or pencils and do your best work. For those who want to enter their picture into the coloring contest we’ll be judging at 3pm. You are welcome to color after that as well.
In addition, if you have any of your own owl artwork to share then please feel free to bring it for display in the brewery from 12-3pm. We’d love to see your photos, carvings or other owlish creations. We hope you will join us so we can have some fun owltogether.
Cynthi is also responsible for the witty and playful chalkboard drawings, and some mesmerizing playlists on our sound system.
Cynthi grew up on Greenwood Lake, and was an only child for a long time. In her many quiet hours of solitude she would make use of the art supplies her mom gave her, and draw nature scenes and designs for hours, which spilled over into her notebooks at school. She describes her style as hyper-realistic and keeps a notebook and art supplies in her car. She uses all mediums, but favors pencil and watercolor, and is inspired by Instagram artists such as Jeff Niesen, and National Geographic. She’s designed many tattoos for other people as well as herself. Her artwork isn’t available anywhere else at the moment, but we hope that changes soon.
Cynthi’s favorite beer was our Moonshadow Mocha Stout, but since that’s no longer available she contents herself with Palisade Porter on nitro.