This golden ale is our homage beer to the legacy of the engraver, poet, mystical thinker and painter William Blake [1757-1827].
The name of the label is after his masterpiece book “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” [1790-1793].
The label features William Blake himself based on his self-portrait in a shape of his own created character “Urizen” holding a broken compass. The compass is a representation of William Blake’s opposition against the reason and logic and his deep belief in the imagination and creativity. “Urizen” fluttering hair became a burning halo of fire for Blake representing Los’ symbol of creativity and energy. The label also presents the allegory of “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” in a shape of the angel and the demon kissing each other from the original book art cover created and printed by Blake himself. Additional allegories are the woman and horses from his painting “Pity”  against the character “Nebuchadnezzar”  as well as “the Tyger” and “the Lamb” characters from the illustrated collection of his poems “Songs of Innocence and of Experience” .
The composition is based on two Golden Spirals to constitute the torrential whirlwinds of Heaven and Hell.
The colour scheme is inspired by the paint “Satan watching the caresses of Adam and Eve”  by Blake, displaying the day with vivid sunset yellowish oranges and the night with dark blues and blacks with the dim of starlight. Show Less