Mexican Chocolate Stout

Mexican Chocolate Stout

July 31, 2013 | Designed by Emrich Office

For this beer, Copper Kettle Brewing found inspiration in a 500 year old Aztec recipe for Mexican hot chocolate. The foil labels are printed with a copper ink and feature a custom Aztec cacao God.

Copper Kettle Brewing Company opened in 2011 in a suburb of Denver as a local, neighborhood brewery. Within their first year, they won a gold medal at GABF in the Herb & Spice beer category with their Mexican Chocolate Stout. They quickly began to grow and it became time to start packaging their beers. Emrich Office was hired in late 2012 to improve their identity and develop a packaging design for Mexican Chocolate Stout. For the logo, we made the Kettle icon more recognizable, improved the readability of the logotype, and simplified the colors. We also added some secondary marks that can be used on promotional items. The use of metallic copper was an easy decision but required some attention to detail during the production process to achieve a strong, reflective copper sheen. For Mexican Chocolate stout, we researched the ancient civilizations of Mexico and their use of Cacao as a drink and in religion. The label design includes a blend of imagery and motifs from the Toltec, Aztec and Mayan cultures.
— Emrich Office

Fonts used: Citadel, Futura, Knockout, Sentinel, Taroca

Copper Kettle Mexican Chocolate Stout Label

Mexican Chocolate Stout

Copper Kettle Mexican Chocolate Stout Label

Copper Kettle Mexican Chocolate Stout Label

Copper Kettle Mexican Chocolate Stout Label

Copper Kettle Mexican Chocolate Stout Label

Copper Kettle Brewing Business Card

Copper Kettle Brewing

Copper Kettle Brewing Logo

Comments (9)

  1. Pours a dark, mostly clear, with a half finger of tan head. Settles quicklybwith minimal lacing. Aroma is spice, heat, cocoa. Flavor is sweet malty up front, fading into chocolate tones and chili heat. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture. Nice tones of chili and chocolate. A solid stout.

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  3. Tried to order 2 22oz bottles of Mexican chocolate stout with shipping would have been over 45.00. I’ll have to wait & find it more local. Can you give me the location in Seattle? Thx karen Sims

  4. Anyone know where i can find this in Arizona!?

  5. Karen & Ashley…we currently do not ship out of the state of Colorado. That may change in the next few years, but as of right now, the Mexican Chocolate Stout is a Colorado beer. As you have found, you can order it from a few liquor stores that we sell to, but they mark up the shipping based on the volume of course. Hope to have it across state lines sometime in the next few years!

    Copper Kettle Brewing Co

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  7. hey guys, absolutely loving those business cards, What was the printing process? Was it a gold foil or a metallic ink?


    • Hi Adam, the business cards were printed on Neenah Classic Crest Epic Black 80# Cover with metallic inks. Classic crest is one of the few uncoated papers that work great with metallic inks. We printed an underlayer of 877 silver to create some opacity and then overprinted it with 876 copper/bronze. They were printed by Citizen Printing in Fort Collins, CO.