The artwork of 11 Nebraska artists and designers will soon appear on Storz Brewing Co. products as winners in the “Design Your Way to the Top” contest, which began October 3, 2013.
The 12 designs were selected from more than a hundred submissions from across the state during the two-week contest. Winners are from Beemer, Elkhorn, Lincoln and Omaha. The winners are: Martin Bruckner, Omaha; Chad Gilliland, Omaha; Nicolas Fredrickson, Lincoln; Matt Gohring, Lincoln; Chelsea Karmann, Elkhorn; Marc Kochheiser, Omaha; Heather McCain, Omaha; Joel Ott, Beemer; Cory Polacek, Lincoln; Jared C. Ripley, Omaha; and Antonio Torrez, Omaha.
Artists and designers will receive a certificate for Storz merchandise and a display of their work will be added to the museum at the Storz Trophy Room Grill & Brewery.
“We are grateful and want to thank all the participants for their excellent work,” said Tom Markel, Storz Brewing Managing Member and co-founder. “The winning entries capture the tradition of Storz beers, blending them perfectly with the heritage of Nebraska and the excitement and anticipation surrounding our modern, craft beers.”
The caps will top Storz beers, which will debut in stores across Nebraska later this month. Storz will announce availability and retail stores carrying the beers at a later date. The designs will eventually be part of more than 600 distinct collector caps on Triumph Lager, Wood Duck Wheat, Mugs Pale Ale and Gold Crest Amber Ale.