Jolly Pumpkin holds luau to support Ride It Sculpture Park

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FORMAN AND DETROIT SURF CO. OWNER DAVE TUZINOWSKI POST WITH THE FINISHED LONGBOARD DESIGN AND THE RAFFLE WINNER, WHITMORE LAKE RESIDENT JULIE ANDERSON. | COURTESY OF JOLLY PUMPKIN
  • Forman and Detroit Surf Co. owner Dave Tuzinowski post with the finished longboard design and the raffle winner, Whitmore Lake resident Julie Anderson. | Courtesy of Jolly Pumpkin

That funky skateboard park in Banglatown got a bit of publicity (and some funds) over the weekend when Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery and Detroit Surf Co. released a new brew in its honor.

The new beer is called Detroit Surf Co. Pale Ale and the skate park is Ride It Sculpture Park, part of the Powerhouse Productions artist colony situated near Davison and Conant.



During a Hawaiian-style luau at the Cass Corridor brewpub on July 16, the two companies unveiled the brew (available only at the Detroit JP location) and raffled off a custom longboard-style skateboard that features the beer maker's labels (painted by Jolly Pumpkin label artist Adam Forman). The winner of the sick board was Julie Anderson, from Whitmore Lake, and the event raised about $300 over four hours.

We weren't there, but we hear it was pretty rad so we're sharing some pics from the event. Looks like a pretty sweet board.



Jolly Pumpkin beer label artist Adam Forman begins work on a custom-painted Detroit Surf Co. longboard-style skateboard, creatively blending together Jolly Pumpkin beer labels with a pig/bat design on a custom-painted Detroit Surf Co. longboard, allowing patrons a rare chance to see the beer label artist in action. - COURTESY OF JOLLY PUMPKIN
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  • Jolly Pumpkin beer label artist Adam Forman begins work on a custom-painted Detroit Surf Co. longboard-style skateboard, creatively blending together Jolly Pumpkin beer labels with a pig/bat design on a custom-painted Detroit Surf Co. longboard, allowing patrons a rare chance to see the beer label artist in action.

Ron Jeffries, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales founder and brewmaster, and Dave Tuzinowski, owner of Detroit Surf Co., raise a glass of Detroit Surf Co. Pale Ale raise a glass of special collaborative brew Detroit Surf Co. Pale Ale.
  • Ron Jeffries, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales founder and brewmaster, and Dave Tuzinowski, owner of Detroit Surf Co., raise a glass of Detroit Surf Co. Pale Ale raise a glass of special collaborative brew Detroit Surf Co. Pale Ale.

Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery General Manager Shelby Oberstaedt, Jolly Pumpkin Beer Label Artist Adam Forman and Detroit Surf Co. Owner Dave Tuzinowski celebrated their collaboration at the Detroit Luau Party on July 16. - COURTESY OF JOLLY PUMPKIN
  • Courtesy of Jolly Pumpkin
  • Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery General Manager Shelby Oberstaedt, Jolly Pumpkin Beer Label Artist Adam Forman and Detroit Surf Co. Owner Dave Tuzinowski celebrated their collaboration at the Detroit Luau Party on July 16.

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