The Guam Brewery Tap House announces new mural project with Guam Artist Gino Datuin
(June 7, 2019 – Tumon, Guam) – The Guam Brewery Tap House (The Tap House), Guam’s innovative craft beer and pub concept in Tumon Bay, announced its newest project – an 18-foot by 16-foot mural designed and painted by Guam artist Gino Datuin.
The Tap House invites its Founders Club members, customers and the general public to enjoy all 10 days of the artistic process. Datuin is scheduled to begin work on Saturday, June 8 from 11 am to 2 pm, and the painting will continue through Monday, June 17 from 11 am to 2 pm each day.
“The Tap House is excited to be working with Guam artist Gino Datuin to create an original artwork that captures our love and respect for fermented beverages – from the history of tuba making to commemorating the opening of the Guam Brewery, Guam’s newest production brewery,” said Mark Stotts, The Tap House’s general manager. “We invite everyone to come down and enjoy a great lunch or a cold pint while they engage with the artist as the mural comes to life.”
About the artist and mural
The mural will help tell the story of Guamanians’ love of fermented beverages through a look back at the history of tuba making through the modern brewing process at the Guam Brewery.
Artist Gino Datuin is a painter who was born and raised on Guam. He graduated from the University of Guam in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Sociology. He has exhibited with the Isla Center for the Arts, the Guam Filipino Artists, the Guam Art Exhibit, and most recently earned recognition for this participation in POW!WOW! Guam’s 2019 mural festival. He prefers mediums such as graphite, acrylics, and watercolors. Datuin, along with The Guam Brewery Tap House, will be posting daily updates on the progress of the new mural on Instagram -- @ginodatuin and @guambrewery.
Stotts added, “Art is an important part of breweries and brew pubs. Art helps us to reflect who we are visually, while expressing the Håfa Adai spirit of our island. The new mural will tell our story, and we are excited to be working closer with our local art community to do so.”
The Tap House is currently exhibiting the art of Guam artist Dawn Reyes. The public is welcome to stroll through the Tap House between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. to enjoy this collection.
The Guam Brewery to Open this Summer
The Tap House team also announced exciting updates for the Guam Brewery – soon to be Guam’s first craft beer production brewery. Head Brewer Mike Converse anticipates opening and canning Guam’s freshest brews by the summer.
The Tap House has recently expanded its hours from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and its menu to include a new lunch service. The Tap House is the official tasting house of the Guam Brewery and serves six of the brewery’s proprietary beers – Guam Gold Cream Ale, Tumon Bay Hoppy Blond, Old Hagåtña Honey Rye, Island IPA, Mansanita Amber Ale, and Paseo Porter. Customers can, at times, find Head Brewer Mike Converse serving special small-batch recipes to its Founders Club Members. In the month of June, The Tap House will offer a special Father’s Day menu on June 16 and has scheduled its live music features on Wednesdays, called Brews and Tunes, from 7 – 10 p.m. The brew pub is located in the Blue Lagoon Plaza in Tumon.
WHAT’S ON TAP
The Guam Brewery Tap House serves specialty crafted brews designed and made by our award-winning Head Brewer, Mike Converse. The Tap House, which is the official tasting house for the Guam Brewery (opening Summer 2019) serves an exclusive line of Guam’s most delicious craft beers, with freshly brewed small batches made in-house. The Tap House’s craft beers and foods are made with the finest ingredients, infused with proprietary flavors, and served with Guam’s warmest Håfa Adai spirit. Located in the heart of Tumon at the Blue Lagoon Plaza at 941 Pale San Vitores Road, The Tap House is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. For more information about The Tap House or its Founders Club, visit theguambrewery.com or engage with them on social media – Facebook (@theguambreweryandtaphouse), Instagram (@guambrewery), and Twitter (@GuamTap).
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