Schwa Brewing: The De-Stressor
My Grandpa always jokes that he paid thousands of dollars to send me through college only to teach me how to brew beer.
Schwa Brewing is a side project that my girlfriend and I started in early 2016. We have brewed five delicious beers including an IPA, Red Ale, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, and a Lager.
"Crafted in Boulder, CO, this beer was created with the concept of Schwa: The De-stressor. At Schwa Brewing we believe you should de-stress every once and awhile. So enjoy our handcrafted brew and take a load off!"
The Bloody Ale
Our first recipe was an American Pale Ale infused with grapefruit, orange, and lime. It was our first and one of our best. The citrus made for a refreshing beer that is best when paired with a fresh wedge of lime.
When concepting the label for this beer I wanted something simple. I didn't want to stress or make something too complicated. The thought of a grapefruit came to me and how refreshing it looks when you cut it in half. I used that image and made sliced grapefruits in illustrator and finished it off with a subtle orange background that's pleasing to look at.
The Red Glass
We brewed this Red Ale just in time for Saint Patrick's day. We named the beer after Lauren's infamous red glasses that she wears everyday. When you pour the beer into the glass you will actually be drinking a glass of bright red beer. The name was very fitting.
When concepting for this label I had her glasses in mind, but I didn't know how I was going to go about designing it. I decided to make her glasses off center and put our motto inside one of the lenses. As for the background, I thought that plaid was appropriate and designed it to resemble the fabric of an old kilt.
The Ginger Lager
Ah, one of my favorites, the Ginger Lager. A very refreshing beer brewed with honey. We brewed this one up during the summer and it goes great with a lime while hanging out by the pool.
When I was designing this label I knew that I wanted it to resemble honey. At first I thought it would be cool to have it look like honey was dripping down from the bottle, but after a while I decided that I would make it look like you are entering a bee's hive with honey combs all around.
Hand Crafted and Brewed in Boulder, CO
Every beer brewed requires tender, love and care. We take time to make sure our recipes are quality and that everything is sanitary.
The most important rule about brewing: you HAVE to be clean.
We also use premium ingredients ranging from organic limes, oranges, grapefruits and ginger to fresh Rocky Mountain spring water.
If you would like to view the labels please download the zip file here. I have even thrown in an extra label that I have been working on. Thanks!