BrewDog Atlantic IPA

BrewDog Atlantic IPA

October 6, 2011 | Designed by Johanna Basford

Plenty of breweries barrel-age beers. For their Atlantic IPA, BrewDog barrel-aged the beer on a two month voyage in the Atlantic Ocean.

As with most of my drawings, there wasn’t really a plan. I began with the image of the boat, then the rest of the flotsam and jetsam just sort of evolved from there. Hidden amongst the billowing waves are abandoned anchors, compasses, a treasure chest and giant squid. As a nod to the fate of Cask Number 1, which plunged into the North Sea during loading, there is a second source of sunken treasure on the seabed – the now barnacle encrusted cask,” said designer Johanna Basford, “…no tacky watercolour paintings of Steam Boats or slightly disturbing Mermaid erotica like some lesser Breweries may turn to.

BrewDog Atlantic IPA
BrewDog Atlantic IPA
BrewDog Atlantic IPA

Comments (2)

  1. Stunning. And not just the label — it takes a certain kind of mind to imagine barrel-aging on the high seas! Wouldn’t have minded seeing the name better integrated into the illustration, with the waves winding through letterforms like they do the anchors and fish.

  2. Love it, mate! Great idea!

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