VMFA + Starr Hill team up for special strings brew

The limited-edition Storied Strings Lager coincides with the upcoming exhibition, “Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art,” opening October 8.

An exterior view of the VMFA. A banner advertises the upcoming Storied Strings exhibit.

“Storied Strings” opens Oct. 8 at the VMFA.

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See “Storied Strings” and sip on a lager in its honor starting next month. The VMFA collaborated with Starr Hill Brewery to create a limited-edition beer which will be available on Sat., Oct. 1.

Be among the first to try the brew at the release party, which will take place at Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop (3406 W. Leigh St.) from 4:30-9 p.m. The light-bodied beer is said to have notes of biscuit + toffee and a subtle malt sweetness.

Two beer cans on a white background. The left can label reads: "Starr Hill Brewery in Collaboration with VMFA, Storied Strings Lager" and the right can features a 1957 painting of a girl with a guitar.

The painting “Jessie with Guitar” (1957) is featured on the can.

Photo courtesy VMFA

The lager release is timed with the Sat., Oct. 8 opening of the VMFA’s new exhibition, “Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art.” The exhibit will feature 125 works of artincluding 35 musical instruments — and a fully-functioning recording studio. Get tickets here.

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