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
 

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

Core Brands:

New Growth Pale AleWhite Bark WitbierFarmhand Saison, for Driftwood BreweryFat Tug IPACrooked Coast Altbier, for Driftwood BreweryEntangled Hopfenweisse

 

Seasonal Releases:

Sartori Harvest IPAPilsner DoehnelRaised By Wolves Wild IPA, for Driftwood BreweryBlackstone Porter, for Driftwood Brewery Old Cellar Dweller Barleywine Son of the Morning Twenty Pounder Double IPA, for Driftwood Brewery Drawn to Light Abbey Ale The Last Aurochs Weizenbock

 

Bird of Prey Series (Sour Beers):

Obscuritas Dark SourDe Auras Wheat Sour Latus Sour Ale Venatrix Frambroise

Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery