Industry News: Artist Aaron Trotter release the next in the Brewery Deck Series featuring Seattle Breweries

There’s been a recent development in novelty playing cards. Artist Aaron Trotter, known for his hand-illustrated playing cards has released a follow up to his “Brewery Deck Series”, this time in Seattle. Like the previous desk “Portland Breweries”, Aaron is chronicling the breweries throughout Seattle with this 52 brewery card deck.

image of Scuttlebutt Brewing courtesy Aaron Trotterimage of Big E Ales courtesy Aaron Trotterimage of Black Raven Brewing courtesy Aaron Trotter

“Capturing and celebrating icons is my passion, and it seemed natural to extend from landmarks to craft breweries,” explained Trotter. “These breweries have become meccas to craft beer lovers; the brewery decks allow fans to celebrate the craft beer scene and remember where they've been or seek out a new place to visit."

Using his Great-Aunt’s 1910 ink pen, Trotter has produced 52 drawings – each as unique as the other 51. Further adding uniqueness to this card deck Aaron added cross hatches as an homage to Renaissance artists Durer and Andreas Mantegna.

More on the decks

The decks are printed in the Northwest on UV coated card stock, have rounded corners and are shrink-wrapped. Every deck comes in a signed and numbered hand-folded box, and includes an illustrated map of the featured locations along with random beer trivia. The decks retail for $20 and are available at several locations throughout the Northwest as well as online at www.illustratedplayingcards.com.

For those interested in learning which breweries are included in the Seattle Brewery Deck series, here’s the complete list.

  • Bainbridge Island Brewery    
  • Bellevue Brewing
  • 192 Taproom
  • Slaughter County Brewing
  • American Brewing
  • Salish Seas Brewing
  • Scuttlebutt Brewing
  • Big E Ales
  • Hood Canal Brewery
  • Der Blokken Brewery
  • 7 Seas Brewing
  • Silver City Brewery
  • Diamond Knot Brewing
  • Engine House #9
  • Narrows Brewing
  • Wingman Brewers
  • Harmon Brewing
  • Valholl Brewery
  • Sound Brewery
  • Black Raven Brewing
  • Fish Brewing
  • Brickyard Brewing
  • Triplehorn Brewing
  • Dirty Bucket Brewing
  • Twelve Bar Brews
  • Redhook Brewery
  • Machine House Brewery
  • Naked City Brewery
  • Bluebird Microcreamery & Brewery
  • Big Time Brewing
  • McMenamin’s Six Arms
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Pyramid Alehouse
  • Emerald City Beer Co
  • Elliott Bay Brewery
  • Two Beers Brewing
  • Schooner Exact Brewing
  • Georgetown Brewing
  • Urban Family Public House
  • NW Peaks Brewery
  • Maritime Pacific Brewery
  • Peddler Brewing
  • Populuxe Brewing
  • Hilliards Beer
  • Reuben’s Brews
  • Stoup Brewing
  • Bad Jimmy’s Brewing
  • Hale’s Ales
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Outlander Brewing
  • Odin’s Asgard Tavern
  • Pike Brewing

In the near future Aaron Trotter plans a trip to San Diego to commission another card series.

Cheers

About Aaron Trotter

Since producing his first deck of illustrated cards in 2010, Trotter has distributed thousands of handcrafted, locally produced decks across the country. His drawings are documentary artifacts that capture a visual record of iconic landmarks for a growing roster of cities, including Astoria, Bend, Chicago, Eugene, Las Vegas (in color), Los Angeles, Manhattan, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Rome, Seattle, Vancouver BC and Washington DC. For more information, visit www.illustratedplayingcards.com.

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