Who is steropes?
Steropes, whose name means lightning, is one of the three cyclops siblings whose craft was central to the fall of empires. Their father, Uranus, imprisoned them fearing the intelligence and strength rivaled his own. Their Titan sibling Chronos sought their aid to overthrow Uranus, only to imprison them again with a dragon guard. Finally their nephew Zeus freed them in exchange for making him the lightning bolt and the other Olympians tools; all key to them toppling the Titans. The cyclops siblings enjoyed a bit of autonomy for a short while, yet one day Apollo was mad at Zeus so he killed them.
The cyclops siblings grace the labels of our lean hoppy beers as a reminder that beauty comes from artists, not the imperial & colonial juggernauts.
Also, it’s a glasses joke.
Art by Zac Vinson