When I was 18, I lived a year on Kibbutz Urim in the Negev Desert in Israel.
I was adopted by the amazing Kudler Family. They consisted of Tova and Eli (of blessed memory) Carmit and Nirit, and Yochai, my 16 year old brother. Well Yochai has become quite the beer brewer in the last few years, and is very close to opening his own brewery in Israel. It will be one of three other microbreweries to exist in Israel. There are beer brewers in Israel, such as Maccaabi and Goldstar, but they are akin to the Buds and Millers of the US. I.e. not very tasty. To learn more about his accomplishments click here
He is getting alot of demand for his beer, which is very exciting. What is exciting and a high honor for me is that he asked me to illustrate the bottles.
This has always been a dream of mine since I’ve become a beer drinker ( around age 22, I promise). I’m definitely guilty of purchasing a 6 pack of beer based on how cool the label looks. Yochai worked with a graphic designer to come up with the print and logo, and stuck my illustrations behind it. The result is posted below. I look forward to being in Israel next time, and ordering NEGEV beer, and seeing my art draped over his delicious beer.