Stop by Druid City Brewing to see Saban and His Disciples in its newest piece of artwork just in time for SEC Media Days.
Druid City Brewing Company is known as much for its owners’ senses of humor as it is for its craft beers. Co-owners Bo Hicks and Elliott Roberts work to create an upbeat atmosphere in the Tuscaloosa brewery, and one way they do that is by updating their crazy chalkboard and bringing in original art by local artists.
This time, artist Rich Marcks painted a magnificent satire of Leonardo DaVinci’s famous Last Supper – and Nick Saban is front and center as Jesus Christ himself.
The 13 other SEC head coaches surround Saban as the disciples, appropriate roles for all of them, considering Saint Nick has schooled most of them a time or two in his tenure at the Capstone. If you look closely, you can see that Saban’s plate is piled high with Little Debbie oatmeal cookies, a favorite snack of the Crimson Tide’s head ball coach. Les Miles, on the far right, has a corn dog in front of him. (Google LSU fans and see what happens in auto-complete).
If you’re wondering, Saban and each SEC coach was chosen for his particular spot on purpose. We’ll let you figure out the reasons… (Shout out to AL.com’s Ben Flanagan for the complete list)
Bartholomew – Will Muschamp
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James Minor – Dan Mullen
Andrew – Bret Bielema
Judas – Kirby Smart
Peter – Butch Jones
John – Mike Stoops
Thomas – Gus Malzahn
James Major – Jim McElwain
Philip – Derek Mason
Matthew – Hugh Freeze and Barry Odom
Thaddeus – Kevin Sumlin
Simon – Les Miles
Normally, the artwork at Druid City Brewery is drawn on a large chalkboard, then erased when a new idea comes to Hicks and Roberts. This time, the pair requested that the painting be created on separate panels they could place in front of the chalkboard, then auction off when they were finished with them. The Red Barn, a charity that provides equestrian therapy for children and those with special needs, will benefit from the proceeds of the auction.
If you’re in Tuscaloosa anytime soon, make sure that a stop at Druid City Brewing Company is on your itinerary and check out Jesus Saban in the SEC Last Supper painting. While you’re there, you can have a beer and check off one of the items on the Bama Fan Bucket List!