Saint Archer Brewing Co., a craft brewery located in San Diego, CA, is pleased to announce the release of the RVCA Session IPA, created in partnership with RVCA’s Artist Network Program, and featuring can artwork from artist Sage Vaughn.
A collaboration founded on the coming-together of two like-minded brands, Saint Archer was born on the foundation of the classic SoCal surf-skate-snow culture, a lifestyle that sits at the core of RVCA, a leading global design-driven lifestyle brand based in Southern California. The limited edition can and beer will support RVCA’s Artist Network Program (ANP) Fund, a newly established giveback program that will donate a portion of ANP product proceeds to the arts and programs that enrich creativity.
For every 6-pack of the RVCA Session IPA sold, Saint Archer will contribute $1 to RVCA’s ANP fund, which will redirect all funds to support programs that educate and enrich communities through the arts. Featuring custom can artwork from ANP artist Sage Vaughn, an LA-based painter and illustrator, the colorful and abstract can artwork elevates the beer to a piece of art. Known for his wildlife series, Vaughn has held widely acclaimed solo shows in New York, Geneva, and London, and is currently in a major exhibition curated by the Beastie Boy’s Mike D at MOCA in Los Angeles.
“Saint Archer and RVCA align in so many ways, sharing immensely similar values, so this partnership is such a natural and synergistic fit,” said Adam Warren, Saint Archer’s VP of Marketing. “It was great to collaborate with Sage Vaughn, who is one of the most notable contemporary artists coming out of Southern California, and we are excited to be able to support the Artist Network Program, providing a new platform that will introduce this amazing initiative to people all throughout the west coast.”
The freshly-canned limited release brew will be available in 12 oz. six packs in select stores throughout California starting in May, as well as on draft in multiple locations. The beer will also be available in six packs at Saint Archer’s two San Diego tasting rooms in Miramar and Leucadia.
The RVCA Session IPA is a gluten-reduced, straight-forward, dry-hopped California-style session India Pale Ale. Crystal Malts provide a backbone to showcase the bright, citrus, piney notes of cascade, chinook, citra, and simcoe hops, infusing the beer with an influx of flavor.