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Collision Bee's Knees

Collision Bee's Knees

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Art Nouveau depiction of Collision Brewery's take on the Bee's Knees. Lavender infused Deki Gin, honey, lemon juice. St. Germain, garnished with edible orchid.

The Story

I was out hunting for more breweries. My art was getting really good. People really appeared to like it, but I'm struggling to monetize my skills. The waitstaff at multiple places had tried hard to get my art noticed by management. It failed every time. The best bartenders can do is pay me in free food and alcohol. That changed after I started frequenting Collision Brewery.

This brewery really felt like the middle of nowhere. To the south, there were rolling hills of gold. To the east, a greyish haze car pollution. To the north, a mismatch of car dealerships and to America's west a perfect wide angel view of the sun setting on the Rocky Mountains.

I went to the car themed brewery one or so times before trying the first version of their Raspberry Gimlet. Both another patron and me agreed that it needed to be chilled before gracing the menu. They have followed my advice and I can confirm it is perfect.

A couple of visits later, I decided to draw a Collison Brewery piece. The raspberry gimlet that I reviewed seemed the natural choice. I brought my tablet and ordered one. I took and compiled the reference photos and prepped to draw.

The bartender asked if I need anything.

I told him that I wanted to turn the raspberry gimlet into their into art. He informed me that there was more photogenic drink on their menu. I trusted his judgment and he came back with a pink drink garnished with edible orchid.

Ladies and gentlemen. This why we talk and tip our waitstaff. In my case it literally made my art better. I still might draw the raspberry gimlet one day, but for now, this picture is the Bee's Knees.


All M. J. Star Creation products are printed in United States. Over 80% of products purchase are printed by local small business in the great state of Colorado. It's my goal for all my products to be made in Colorado by the end of 2023. #supportlocal

Museum Quality Print

  • Sunset Watercolor Textured Print
  • Museum-level quality
  • Printed on archival paper that lasts for decades
  • Printed by Boulder Fine Art Reproduction in Lafayette, Colorado

Aluminum Print

Printed on aluminum dibond looks amazing and lasts a lifetime. As it is light it is well-suited also for large formats and art pieces. Colors are highly saturated, even in large monochrome areas. The print is matte and glare-free. The white and bright areas have a faint silky gloss.

  • Matte and glare-free
  • Printed and shipped on demand
  • Printed by Scudder Press Thornton, Colorado


  • Canvas frames are made of FSC® certified wood. When not available PEFC or equivalent.
  • 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2") thick frame
  • Shipped in protective packaging and strong boxes to ensure no damage during transportation.
  • Mounting kit included
  • Printed by Boulder Fine Art Reproduction in Lafayette, Colorado


  • Made in USA
  • High-gloss polyester-coated top and excellent color vibrancy so you art looks great
  • 3.75″ X 3.75″
  • Genuine cork bottom finished
  • Printed by Both Sides Design in Mead, Colorado


  • For indoor or outdoor use
  • Lightweight
  • Good for indoor and outdoor use
  • Printed by Scudder Press Thornton, Colorado

Greeting Card

  • Are 4" x 6" when closed
  • Are 8" x 6" when opened
  • Includes an envelope for each card
  • Blank inside so you can include what ever message you want
  • Printed by Scudder Press Thornton, Colorado

About Collision Brewery

Location: Boulder, CO

What to expect: Classy, but casual atomsphere, great drinks, good quality sushi. I Would know I lived in Seattle for 8 years.

I recommend: The wagu. Bartender Stanley's custom cocktails.


Rooted in family

For our family, Japango has been a labor of love from the start. Jon joined the Japango team in 2001 and when the original owner wanted to explore something new in 2008, he turned to him hoping to keep Japango in the family. Jon was excited to bring back the original head chef, Iwasan, with goals to expand on traditional Japanese cuisine, lean into more modern influences, introduce an innovative bar program and grow into a restaurant Boulder could be excited about. Erin joined the restaurant the same year Jon took it over and the rest is history! In 2013, we expanded into the space we know today, seeing so many of the goals Jon set out to achieve come to fruition. In 2020 as the world halted all around us, we welcomed Isla into the Japango family and in the wild two years since, we have continued to gain the immense gift of perspective and gratitude for the guests and the team that shape the restaurant we love.

Shipping & Returns

All products made to order in the United States of America. After your order is placed, it can take 3-7 days to get a tracking number.

U.S.A.: Arrives in 5-12 days

Canada: Arrives in 7-20 days

Europe: Arrives in 7-20 days

Elsewhere: Arrives in 10-26 days

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About the Artist

The only thing I enjoy more than eating Colorado food culture is drawing it.

I'm M. J. Star. I moved to Colorado in 2019 and have been drawing digitally for almost 2 decades. In early 2022, I started drawing art that depicts Colorado's rich food and drink culture. I've been traveling the state going to various breweries, wineries, cideries, bars, and restaurants. I try their food and drinks, and transform all of that into art that celebrates Colorado's blossoming local food culture.

My shop features all original art work draw on my mobile tablet.

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