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.