About the beer: Something dark stirs down at the carnival grounds. The Old Grinderman sits and begins to crank out his bitter-sweet tune to the shrieks of his simian companion. There’s darkness within. Grinderman, strong milk stout, brewed with oats, chocolate wheat and roast barley, fortified with lactose and infused with a charge of dark roasted Acme & Co coffee. These ingredients combine to create a bitter-sweet coffee hit that’s strong enough to satisfy the monkey on anyone’s back.
About the artist: Stuart Thomas hails from 'The Naki' originally, and now spends his days as a concept artist at Weta Workshop. At university he studied industrial design, fascinated by the creation of items and the manufacturing process. This is in contrast to his illustrations of anthropomorphic characters featured in the book, but he integrates his knowledge of design extensively into his art.