Having just subdued the unicorn by slicing it thirds with his mighty scythe, he turns his back on the decapitated and disemboweled horned horse. This proves to be the Reaper’s undoing. This pointy equid is not so easily dispatched. The ages-old spirit of the beast rises up from its horse corpse and lunges its ethereal horn through the rib cage of Death himself! So endeth the struggle that is “Reaper vs Unicorn”! No one wins.
Pipeworks Brewing of Chicago is unique amoungst brewing companies in that they give full credit to the artists of their beer labels. Reaper vs Unicorn was created by Jeff Kuhnie, also of Chicago.
Jeff had this to say about working on the label: “Pipeworks loves their unicorn beers so when they asked me to do a Halloween label, I couldn’t resist doing the grim reaper killing the unicorn, but what happens when the soul of the unicorn rises up against death? That was my idea for the art.”
Thanks Jeff, and WELL DONE!
From the label:
The unicorn may have finally met its match in Death Incarnate. But hold your your horned horses, because the unicorn lives to rye another day! What a sickle joke! But, we aren’t tricking you, this barleywine is a real treat, with a rich malt skeleton and a more than paranormal amount of hops. If you’re going to harvest soul-y one beer this season, don’t fear the Reaper…
Reaper Vs. Unicorn is a rye barleywine style ale.
Malts: 2-row, munich, caramel 80, special roast, flaked rye, caramel rye
Hops: Falconner’s flight, australlian summer, nelson sauvin
I have not opened my bottle yet, but I will post my Untappd check-in when I do!