Listermann Brewing Co. in Cincinnati is launching a new glassware series called "Local Artist Local Beer" on Friday. (June 27). The series involves the community's best artists designing beer glasses exclusively for sale at the brewery.



The first glass and first artist -- David Armacost -- are hitting the brewery tasting room at 6 p.m. Friday. Armacost will be there to talk about his work. The glasses will be sold for $5.



Listermann distribution manager and social media director Jason Brewer said he spotted Armacost's work at a University of Cincinnati show and was drawn to it. He described it as: "Off the beaten path. Unusual. Not for everyone ... His art fits our brand."



Armacost has done some work for the brewery in the past so he was a logical choice as the first artist in the series.



Brewer said he wants the glassware series to continue "until we run out of artists." He'd like to release a new glass every month or every other month. (Note: He said he would email me a photo of the first glass later today so check back to check out the actual glass.)