De Auras Wheat Sour

If in a golden field a wanderer should appear as from the air, beware. Harvest is upon, the sickle raised, and through the haze, his sour leer. As quickly as the winged pilgrim travels near from nowhere, shall your spirit melt into thin, thin air.

De Auras Wheat Sour, for Driftwood Brewery

For our second contribution to Driftwood Brewery’s Bird of Prey series, our first task was to choose a bird that befits this wheat sour. We decided on the peregrine falcon, whose name means “through the field” and “sickle,” and who is renowned for high-speed aerial attacks.

De Auras Wheat Sour, for Driftwood Brewery

We created the name De Auras, resonating with the Bird of Prey names, and whose elevated nature causes narrative tension when set against the violent imagery. To contrast with the balanced, iconic stare of Obscuritas Dark Sour, we decided to illustrate the peregrine falcon’s unnerving sideways leer. The extreme close-up of the one eye adds a sense of dynamics and speed by contrasting with the violent silhouettes viewed from afar, their background echoing the eye.

De Auras Wheat Sour, for Driftwood Brewery

De Auras Wheat Sour, for Driftwood Brewery

De Auras Wheat Sour, for Driftwood Brewery

De Auras Wheat Sour, for Driftwood Brewery

De Auras Wheat Sour, for Driftwood Brewery

De Auras Wheat Sour, for Driftwood Brewery

De Auras Wheat Sour, for Driftwood Brewery

 

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Additional Work:

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Core Brands:

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Seasonal Releases:

Sartori Harvest IPAPilsner DoehnelRaised By Wolves Wild IPA, for Driftwood BreweryBlackstone Porter, for Driftwood BreweryOld Cellar Dweller Barleywine Son of the Morning Twenty Pounder Double IPA, for Driftwood Brewery Drawn to Light Abbey Ale Naughty Hildegard ESB, for Driftwood Brewery Cry Me A River Gose, for Driftwood Brewery Clodhopper Local Malt Belgian Dubbel The Last Aurochs Weizenbock Arcus Pilsner, for Driftwood Brewery

 

Bird of Prey Series (Sour Beers):

Obscuritas Dark Sour Latus Sour Ale Venatrix Frambroise Belle Royale Kriek, for Driftwood Brewery

De Auras Wheat Sour, for Driftwood Brewery