Monday, 28 May 2012

Our Kick-Ass Designer - Abbie Macpherson

Why Anorak looks so spectacularly awesome is down to our talented designer Abbie Macpherson. Why Anorak tastes so spectacularly awesome is down to us (fingers crossed!).

Not only has Abbie worked on the Natural Selection Brewing Anorak design she has also gained an In-book status from D&AD, a commendation from YCN and local acknowledgement from Show Racism the Red Card in Scotland. Quite an impressive array of achievements!

Abbie has been studying graphic design at Edinburgh's Telford College and will be continuing her studies at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. 

All of us at Natural Selection Brewing continue to be blown away with amount of work Abbie is putting into the project. We thank her for her dedication and professionalism, as well has her brilliant designs. 

Anyone that is around Edinburgh from June 13th-17th should make their way to the Dovecot Studios where Abbie will be having her graduate exhibition.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Beers for our prototype tasting announced!

The lineup for our free prototype tasting at Vino Wines, Stockbridge on Friday May 25th from 5-8pm will be:

Prototype 1 Malted barley / malted wheat Anorak

Prototype 2 Pilsner malt / malted wheat Anorak

Prototype 3 Cranberry infused Anorak

Prototype 4 Blackberry infused Anorak

Prototype 5 Blueberry infused Anorak

Come along to this tasting, say hi and give us your feedback on our recipe development.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Anorak Prototype Tasting

Natural Selection Brewing are in the process of designing the recipe for our new beer Anorak.  Anorak is a 4.8% wheat beer that is a bit unlike any other wheat beer you will have tried before.

This event will include an exclusive tasting of our new Anorak prototypes, plus a couple of other very limited production experiments.  

Come along to our public tasting and give us your input as we further develop our recipe!

TIME: Friday 25 May 5-8pm 
VENUE: Vino Wines, Stockbridge, 26 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Anorak Design Submissions

It's important to know what your strengths are, and we know graphic design isn't one of ours.  We are, however, shit-hot at making beer (sorry for the language, John's grandma). We try not to brag, but our bartering skills have exceeded expectations - we traded beer for our new design!  Cool, huh?

A few weeks ago we posted an appeal for graphic designers to send in ideas for Anorak in return for some of our prototype brews.  We were overwhelmed by the variety, creativity and quality of designs that we received. 

We will soon post a blog dedicated to our chosen design by Abbie Macpherson, but first we wanted to showcase the many fantastic designs we received. We were very impressed by them all.  All the designers are receiving a prototype bottle of Anorak as a small token of our appreciation.  Special thank you to David Wilson for supporting the students at Edinburgh's Telford College with their submissions.  

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who submitted a design!  We hope to see you all at our launch in July.

If anyone else has any other services they'd like to swap for beer, feel free to get in touch.

Kenneth Gray

Aaron Monday 

Gavin J Dunbar

Alastair Miller

Rebecca Westwood

Andrew Palfreyman

Calum Mackinnon

Cameron Stewart

Emil Blums - Blumanis

Jocelyn Kornfeld

Marc Smith

Ryan Allan

Stephen McCann

Aritha Dornau

Matt Johnson