//ThumbCoast design competition comes to a close

ThumbCoast design competition comes to a close

The Huron Selkie is released with winning design
Emily Mainguy

Mythical creatures, beer, local artists, and a prize for the winning design.
The ThumbCoast Owner and Brew master, Dennis Doyle and Corey Nebbeling, choose the winner of the Huron Selkie design contest Nov. 12 during the reception.
The poster designs were narrowed down during the week of Nov. 9 to three finalists who were, Kaylee Knaggs, Jason Grill, and Sean McManaman.
During the reception, Doyle and Nebbeling explained the inspiration of the project and why they both liked the three final designs. After that, they announced the winner who won a $500 scholarship to SC4, and having their design featured on the limited bottle release of The Huron Selkie, a Scottish Wee Heavy Ale. The winning design went to Sean McManaman.
“It was a great experience winning the competition. It helped me realize my style is something that works. I was inspired by looking at other beer labels of darker beers and sticking to the serious and professional theme. I was inspired by Swedish history and Celtic art,” explains McManaman.
The Huron Selkie was released this week. To check out the winning art and The Huron Selkie stop by ThumbCoast Brewery while this special release lasts.