Danish brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller Beer and Chuck Stilphen of The Trappist have partnered up to open the Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco in a few weeks. Philly based Keith Shore, the illustrious illustrator who makes all the art for the Mikkeller labels and such, was looking for a local artist to execute a mural design in the new space. Keith had already completed a lovely mural in the basement tasting room during his last SF visit. So I offered to execute the mural. It’s strange to make (or try to make) another artist’s work, but I think this came out pretty well. I had to use a projector in a large space outside of the bar because the space where the mural is painted is rather tight. So I traced a paper template (18′ x 8′) and transfered the design to the wall 8′ off the floor. The wall was a raw plaster in the old European style so I had no room for error. I was able to carefully shave off my one drip with an x-acto blade and very fine sand paper.