Based on the fact that there’s still snow in my ten day forecast, I’m going to rule that it’s not too late to post this TapEast offering. Plus, it’s just too great to let sit in my inbox until next Christmas.
With a subtle flavour profile of a traditional Christmas pudding, our brief was to name and design this festive stout. Our solution, ‘Sixpence Stout’ was inspired by the coin traditionally baked into a Christmas pudding in Victorian times for good luck. The design references the Christmas pudding with a festive holly placed above the “O” of the stout and the brandy butter inspired waxing on the neck of the bottle. The design also takes influence from vintage ale labels of the period.
So I posted a Swiss beer on St. Paddy’s Day and a Christmas beer on the second day of spring. I better get this straightened out by Flag Day…