An artistic (& drunken) experiment.

Without further ado, we present to you the ExperiMENTAL Series. A while back, we installed a pilot system at the Alpine Megachurch to give our brewers a chance to have fun writing recipes with no regard for how to scale them up. Melvin Brewing had always been innovative, but the restraints of a rapidly growing production system had us feeling somewhat stagnant in an ever-changing craft beer landscape. It was time to go back to the future. We revved up the flux capacitor and started getting weird. As we continue to cull some diamonds from the rough, we’re going to bring them to you in tall can form. Different flavors, techniques and styles will be featured, but you can always expect cutting-edge beers with the Melvin quality you know and love. The tall can is also a perfect vessel for visual art, so we turned to our friend and local Denver artist RumTum to grace our labels with his magical work. Take in the imagery. Feel the can in your hand. Listen to the gas as it cracks open. Smell the tantalizing aromas. Savor the bold flavors as they ebb and flow over your taste buds. Get ExperiMENTAL.

John Hastings creates artwork under the moniker “RumTum” in visual art and music. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, John Hastings spent most of his time on the shores of Lake Erie enjoying natural elements and relating to them through drawing. During this time, he developed a close relationship with the balance of human, animal and plant life in this habitat–this spawned a broader love and connection for aquatic nature, marine life, and the vast landscapes they create. The natural geometric patterns in tropical plants and deep sea atmospheres found their way into his work — and the birth of new creatures and whimsical scenes transport you to a playful oasis.

DREAM DOMICILE

DDH Hazy DIPA   ABV: 8.4%

Part one of this series is here to give you beautiful dreams of lush forests and tropical fruits. Malt, wheat and oats provide a soft pillow while the 8.4% ABV blankets you with warmth. Double dry hopped with Azacca. Take in the imagery. Feel the cold can in your hand. Listen to the gas as it cracks open. Smell the tantalizing aromas. Savor the bold flavors as they ebb and flow over your taste buds.

Stratanaut

Hazy IPA   ABV: 6.0%

For this journey into lupulin, we blasted off through the Strata sphere, loading our hazy vessel with flavors of star fruit, stone fruit and fresh dank provided by this innovative hop hybrid. Fasten your helmet and prepare for an interplanetary voyage! Take in the imagery. Feel the cold can in your hand. Listen to the gas as it cracks open. Smell the tantalizing aromas. Savor the bold flavors as they ebb and flow over your taste buds.

Tropical Lampin’

Hazy IPA   ABV: 7.0%

Through the tropical haze, you might find us in the spot cold lampin’. We loaded up this juice bomb with absurd amounts of Galaxy hops, refreshing your palate with a melange of passion fruit, papaya and pineapple. Take in the imagery. Feel the cold can in your hand. Listen to the gas as it cracks open. Smell the tantalizing aromas. Savor the bold flavors as they ebb and flow over your taste buds.