Sour beer (and design) heavyweight Almanac Beer Co. has unveiled four year-round canned beers debuting this summer. Design studio DKNG was brought in after previously designing a set of seasonal bottles for the brewery. For each can in this series, they created an illustration depicting a part of the beer making process.
I first partnered with Nathan and Dan on the design and branding of our 22oz Fresh Beer Limited product line back in 2015. The rollout was very successful and the response to the new branding was intense and immediate. We were onto something. For 2016, we had an exciting new canned six-pack lineup coming out, so I figured it was a great opportunity to expand on our prior success and further evolve the visual language we had developed.
I wanted the cans to be bold, inviting and contemporary—but I also wanted to honor the long legacy of iconic beer brands that came before us. I couldn’t be happier with the results. Nathan and Dan crushed my expectations and based on the early response, I think we’re going to have another rousing success in our hands.
— Damian Fagan, Co-Founder / CEO, Almanac Beer Co.
“Almanac’s Craft Pilsner is a crisp, dry-hopped lager that provides a new age twist to the traditional German style. Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Mandarina Bavaria hops provide a melon and citrus nose backed by 100% Pilsner malt. This beer is crushable, always begging for another sip and pairs well with sushi, outdoor grilling and quenches spicy dishes.”
“Mandarina’s tart and citrusy profile makes it the perfect beer on a warm, sunny day. The combination of crisp tartness, tangerines and the citrus notes of Mandarina Bavaria and Citra hops, puts this farmhouse ale’s fruity aroma over the top. Pair this summer sipper with beaches, sand, fresh seafood and citrus desserts.”
“This West Coast IPA features an explosive aroma of citrus, tropical fruit and dankness from a blend of Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, Hallertau Blanc and El Dorado hops. Intensely hoppy without overt bitterness, a light malt backbone balances this IPA, giving it a clean finish and making it a beer to be enjoyed again and again. Inspired by San Francisco but brewed to be enjoyed everywhere. Enjoy with Super Burritos, Hangtown Fry, cioppino and in the company of artists and friends.”
“This West Coast spin on a saison highlights tropical and floral aromas. An expressive fermentation provides hints of pineapple and white pepper, while a dry-hop of Mosaic and Hallertau Blanc doubles down on aromas of mango and cracked wheat. Enjoy this aromatic farmhouse ale with foraged mushrooms, funky washed rind cheeses and al pastor street tacos.”