Pabst, owner of San Antonio-born Lone Star, moved its headquarters to San Antonio in 2020 and has been entrenching itself in the local art scene ever since. Matt Tumlinson is the latest San Antonio-based artist invited to collaborate with the brewing company in honor of Texas Independence Day.
Together, in their own independent ways, Tumlinson and the National Beer of Texas are aiming to wrangle the existential question of what it means to be a modern Texan. According to the artist, the truth is found somewhere between myth and an internet connection. It’s complicated — the same way many Texan’s enjoyment of the nationalistic brew is equal parts ironic and proud.