Based at Bashall Barn family owned Bowland Brewery have created a popular range of draft and bottled beers which are sold in pubs and restaurants throughout the area. They also sell a lot of popular cask ales in bottles to independent stores including the Whalley Wine Shop, another of Workhouse’s clients.
Owner Richard Baker is incredibly passionate about beer and the beer making process but wanting to do something different he produced a beer using methods ordinarily found in fine French champagne houses.
The result was a bottled, fermented beer oozing sophistication and a fresh and vibrant edge, beautifully clear and totally without sediment, Richard called it Artisan Gold. All it needed now was a package design that would do this one-of-a-kind product justice.
Martin Meadows is involved in all the design work for Bowland Brewery and saw Richard’s dedication from the concept of developing the beer all the way through to the final product. It took Richard years to develop Artisan Gold to make sure it was perfect, and over 18 months to find the right bottle to present it in.
Martin says its great to work with a client who is as passionate about their product as we are about the design behind it. Someone who could spend 18 months searching for the right bottle would appreciate and understand why it is important for us to spend time ensuring the design was just right.
Artisan Gold is undoubtedly a high-end product and is sold locally in establishments such as Northcote Manor. Some of the celebrity chefs that have tasted Artisan have been so impressed they have devised a selection of dishes especially to go with the beer!
The bottles are individually numbered by Richard and as a special thank you for the package design, Martin is now the proud owner of a bottle from the very first batch. Now if that isn’t testament to our design work, we don’t know what is!