A picture speaks a thousand words. Guam Brewery Tap House’s newest 18-foot mural project captures the history of our island’s love for fermented beverages.
The mural, decorating the wall of the Guam Brewery Tap House in Tumon, adds to the many instagrammable walls on island.
PNC caught up with the local artist behind the mural, Gino Datuin, to hear more about his work, and what his experience was like bringing history to life.
“It’s kind of a comparison from then and now of the fermentation process. So on the left side you have something that reflects of the fermentation of tuba and then on the right side we have more of a modern brewery tank and up in the center we have this sort of community of friends social gathering to kind of connect both then and now,” Datuin said.
Bringing people together and having a great time is what the Guam Brewery Tap House is all about. They invite everyone to come by to witness the making of the mural as Datuin continues his work all the way through Monday, June 17 every day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“I’ve never worked on a wall this big and I never had to use a lift so that was new,” Datuin said.
The Guam Brewery Tap House is the first of its kind for our island.
“There’s a lot of homebrewers out there, a lot of people that love the craft beer experience. Guam wasn’t able to offer that until now and now we’re able to offer something that people are thirsty for,” said Guam Brewery Tap House general manager Mark Stotts.
As a new export business for Guam, the company hopes to expand its branded flavors as soon as its brewery facility is fully operational, hopefully by this year.
According to Stotts, they will make their products available in local convenience stores, hotel bars, and restaurants.
The Guam Brewery Tap House serves as a showroom for the Guam Brewery, which is still in the works and when fully operational will whip up new flavors for customers to enjoy.
The Tap House is now open for lunch, open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.