Belle Royale Kriek

For our redesign of Driftwood’s Belle Royale Kriek, a Belgian-style sour fermented with Morello cherries, we decided to refigure the falconer into a narrative scene reminiscent of classical mythology. The poised stillness of Belle’s pose stands in dynamic contrast to her windswept silk and mid-flight falcon.

Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery

Accompanying the illustration is a short poem, written in rhyming couplets of iambic hexameter, influenced by English translations of Ovid and Virgil.

Her Highness fell, under the cherubs’ charm, in love
With her own royal arborist, but high above
The reach of hands unregal, there the love did stay,
Becoming sour to the pit each passing day,
Until, its potion brewed and drunk, the change occurred –
The arborist transformed into a royal bird!

Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery

Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery

Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery

Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery

Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery

Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery

Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery

Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery
 

Recognition:

 

ADDITIONAL WORK:

Check out the other craft beer packaging designs that we’ve created for Driftwood Brewery:

Core Brands:

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Fat Tug IPA for Driftwood Brewery

Crooked Coast Altbier for Driftwood Brewery

Entangled Hopfenweisse for Driftwood Brewery

Arcus Pilsner for Driftwood Brewery

Naughty Hildegard ESB for Driftwood Brewery

Seasonal Releases:

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Pilsner Doehnel for Driftwood Brewery

Raised by Wolves Wild IPA for Driftwood Brewery

Black Stone for Driftwood Brewery

Old Cellar Dweller Barleywine for Driftwood Brewery

Son of Morning Strong Golden Ale for Driftwood Brewery

Twenty Pounder Double IPA for Driftwood Brewery

Drawn to the Light for Driftwood Brewery

Cry Me a River Gose for Driftwood Brewery

Clodhopper for Driftwood Brewery

Last Aurochs Weizenbock for Driftwood Brewery

Limb From Limb RyePA for Driftwood Brewery

Oumuamua Milk Stout for Driftwood Brewery

Goldynwell Folköl for Driftwood Brewery

Bird of Prey Series (Sour Beers):

Obscuritas Dark Sour for Driftwood Brewery

De Auras for Driftwood Brewery

Latus Sour Ale for Driftwood Brewery

Venatrix Framboise for Driftwood Brewery

Windcatcher Anniversary Ale for Driftwood Brewery

Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery