Durin! And the winner is…

In a not so distant past I launched a contest to label a true Dwarven ale with the Deathless name of “Durin!”.



I asked artists (and beer-lovers alike) to design a front and back label for this delicious ale, and I must say that I was certainly not disappointed.

Obviously (let’s be honest here folks) the main drive for our artists/beer-lovers was the chance to get their hands on a fine selection of Durin!, with their very own labels printed on them.

Receiving no less than eleven entries by artist from all over the world this has truly been a delight and tremendous honor.  A grand dwarven thank you for all those artists that sent in their fabulous art-work!

Saying that picking a winner was an extremely challenging task would be a huge understatement, hence this taking a bit longer then I had originally planned.


However, without further ado… the winner of our Durin! Label Contest is…

Matthew James Aldridge from the UK!

His winning front label:

Durin! Frontlabel


And backlabel:

Durin! Backlabel

Durin! Backlabel

Matthew is an extremely talented English 3D Artist who (as we can see) does tremendous 2D work as well.  The details on the design, without making it over-complex nor blinding the viewer, draw in all who take a glance at it.  Stunning work!

More info on Matthew and his artwork can be found on his site: http://matthewjamesaldridge.co.uk

Matthew, congratulations my friend, you can expect an email soon so we can finalize the details and get your selection of Durin! to your doorstep.  Don’t hesitate to share with us your view on this delicious Dwarven ale.

Again, to all artists that entered the contest, thank you again so much…. and those beer-lovers that want their chance for their own selection of Durin!… stay tuned my friends.

About The Dwarrow Scholar

The Dwarrow Scholar first experienced the brilliance of Tolkien when he received a copy of The Hobbit from his uncle as a kid, reading it feverishly again and again. Some years on, when he got his very own walk-man (aye forget about tiny phones, this thing was a brick and played cassette tapes) he made his own little audiotape of The Hobbit, so he could listen to it on his bike on his way to school. Between reenacting the Battle of Five armies with 4 of his school friends (still feel sorry for the kid that had to be the Orc) and before the days of the internet, you would find Roy frequently in libraries trying to find all he could about Tolkien and his beloved dwarves. When Roy isn’t delving into Neo-Khuzdul or searching for lost dwarvish treasures on the net he’s enjoying time with his wife and son, re-reading his tormented Tolkien paperbacks, watching a good movie, learning new languages or playing a game of LoTRO or other dwarf related games.
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1 Response to Durin! And the winner is…

  1. theviking says:

    Very nice! Really wish I could sample. 🙂


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