Paying homage

Misfit Brewing is set to shake up the local brewing scene with two new brews. Andy Warhol was a pop art pioneer who was prolific in taking what’s familiar and re-stylising it in his own unique and unapologetic style, destroying the borders between high art and popular culture. Misfit has made a beer that is a nod to him, a re-created version of the classic Pilsner.

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a rare example of how an 80’s graffiti-based and counter-cultural practice could become a fully recognised and critically embraced artistic phenomenon. The punchy tropical and citrus fruit notes, paired against a nice toasty character, makes this New Zealand IPA a homage to the subtle complexities of his work.