Post-Dispatch beer columnist covers Jubilee Brew, UMSL student’s logo design

Charles Nowell, a junior majoring in art at UMSL, at Ferguson Brewing

Charles Nowell, a junior majoring in art at UMSL, designed the logos used for Jubilee Brew, an Irish-style red ale created by Ferguson Brewing Company to celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary. (Photo by August Jennewein)

Ferguson (Mo.) Brewing Company will celebrate its third anniversary on April 27. But that’s not the only milestone the brewery is honoring in 2013. In a nod to UMSL’s half century of scholarship and community building, Ferguson Brewing created Jubilee Brew, a special release Irish red ale. In addition to the beer, which will remain on tap throughout 2013, Ferguson Brewing worked with UMSL to create learning opportunities for the university’s students.

Two UMSL graphic design classes at UMSL held a competition to design a logo for the Jubilee Brew. Charles Nowell, a junior majoring in studio art, won, and now his logo design work is featured on a tap handle, pint glasses, growlers, T-shirts, coasters and table tents. In addition, members of the Chemistry Club have toured the brewery and been invited by Ferguson Brewmaster Josh Wilson to partake in brewing a batch of Jubilee Brew.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Hip Hops columnist Evan Benn covered Jubilee Brew and the students work with Ferguson Brewing in his article “Beer love goes from Soulard to Edwardsville and beyond.” Read the full article on


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